Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Chaos Diaries - 4/14/20

These days, I have Benjamin Franklin running on a loop in my head - 'Those who would give up liberty for a little security deserve neither.'  (Probably not an exact quote, but you get the gist.)  Especially as I watch my old home state run right down the crapper.

Personally, right here, we haven't given up any liberty except what we choose to set aside - like running to the store once a week - and our security is fine.  Other people in MO, with small businesses and jobs and school-aged kids are harder hit.  Some other states?  They're screwed royally.  Unfortunately, I fear the country as a whole may be screwed as well.  We'll see.

I said early on I was more worried about what this virus would do to the economy than what it would do to me.  I haven't changed my mind.  Virus worry is pretty low while economy worry rises daily.

One thing the chaos is doing is showing the true colors of some politicians - in glaring detail so it should be hard to miss it or ignore it.  I mean, hydroxychloroquine is showing awesome results, so banning it for no other reason than that the President said it was a good thing?  People are dying and they're playing politics?  

By the way, just now, I went to Google to learn how to spell hydroxychloroquine and the top three news stories - Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC - were all negative about the drug.  Hmm.  Funny how other non-MSM news outlets are posting good stories about it saving people's lives.  Funnier how those positive stories are not making the top three at Google.  Just something to think about.

In other news, I scrubbed my shower yesterday.  With two people using it now, it needs more attention than it used to.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  Today, I'll tackle the rest of the bathroom.  Scrubbing the shower takes a lot out of me.  It's a full surround, so the only way to really get it clean is to wipe it all down with Soft Scrub and then strip down nekkid, turn on the shower, and climb in.  I get the whole thing scrubbed and rinsed, and then I wash myself.  The overhead part really gets those arm muscles working, lemme tell ya.  And now it's sparkly clean.  Yay.

I'm still trying to remember: Nothing matters but what matters.  It is what it is.  Conflict serves no purpose.  Then Hubs tried to put a fork in the dishwasher without rinsing it and I barked at him.  Well, not really a bark.  More like an emphatic nawp.  In my defense, I was doing dishes at the time and he could've just handed it to me.  In his defense, I'm a loon and there was nothing wrong with him trying to be helpful by just dropping the freaking fork in the silverware basket.  I apologized.

Being zen is hard when you're a closet control freak.  I did let Owl unload the dishwasher without standing over her shoulder to make sure she put everything away right.  And I've been letting her cook stuff without hovering.  And I haven't said anything about the amount of water she leaves on the bathroom floor after she showers.  Serenity now.  Ohhhhmmmm.

Not sure what today will bring.  I'm waiting on my paycheck so I can go to the bank and hit the Dollar General for a couple things I forget to buy at Wallyworld.  It's a day late so far.  I expect the USPS is running slow like everything else. 

Speaking of slow, I got an email from Amazon that one of the boxes of catfood I'd ordered shipped yesterday.  We'll see when it gets here.  It'll be another 10 days worth of food.  Which should put us safely into next month before I have to go to Wallyworld again.  By then, hopefully, the peak of this crap will be over and we'll be on the downslope.  :fingers crossed:

Stay safe and stay healthy out there, my friends.  :hugs:


  1. I'm worried for the economy too. And small businesses and restaurants. And normal life. *sigh*

    Gotta pick the battles--sort of like living with a teenager. Thank God those days are gone! (Though there are days with LG...🤣 ) Since the dishwasher is mostly on the fritz* I just handwash the dishes because with just the two of us, I only ran the dishwasher every 3rd day or so. But yeah, I totally get you on that whole OCD/Control in the kitchen thing. I've been known to let others do it then sneak back later and "put things to rights." 🤫

    I dug out that MS I mentioned. Holy crap but the formtting is screwed. Fixing that first then I'll check for typos and edit and then I think I'm going to post it, a chapter a week. I should do it in my newsletter (which I haven't sent out in over a year!) but I suspect I'll just put up a "free read" page on the site.

    Not much else going on here. Jake and I will go pick up pizza for dinner. It's $10 Tuesday and while the pizza we like is part of a national franchise, it's locally owned and we like the people who own it and work there.

    Other than that, not much going on or changing in my neck of the world. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy. We got this!

    *It runs, just the water doesn't hit the sprayer on the top level. I suspect the filter needs to be cleaned out but that's not happening anytime soon due to circumstances and on account of because. Also, it's been that way for...like before Christmas. 🙄 )

  2. My dishwasher died the other day. Luckily, the hubs has been hand washing without my even asking. I think it's guilt because I never take a break from cooking.

    There are a lot of things I don't understand about the virus, the cures, the alleged vaccine. The media is so slanted it's hard to get a straight answer. But then again, that's hardly new.

    The media is always run by big money.