What the next few months will look like? And honestly, feeling a bit whiny today. Bored for no reason, I have plenty I could do. Gripe-y. Are we really in “unprecedented times”
Welcome to the complaining rabbit hole wondering of my mind. Really though with all the comparisons to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, I’m thinking perhaps the much overused word unprecedented is wrong. Wouldn’t historic be the correct term? Unusual. Very unusual. However, we’ve had pandemics before this one. And though I loathe to think it (and one pandemic a lifetime is really enough for me thanks), we’ll have others. Thanks for listening to my mini-lecture.
And now you know why I limit my news coverage of this virus.
Perhaps, I need to get out a bit more. Definitely. Kind of kicking myself for not going to my work yesterday as my boss texted and invited me to join them for fajitas. A teacher appreciation day thing. However, I chose the cautious side and stayed home. Not out of concern for myself so much as the thought I might get someone sick. Now, I’m wondering what the difference 5 days makes. SIGH.
Numbers and COVID-19 Info for Our Area
Statewide seems much worse than our local area. I know they’ve been having a really rough time across the state over in Saint Louis from the beginning of all this. Numbers come from the same sources as last week.
For comparison sake, Saint Louis county across the state has 3,359 cases and 204 deaths.
Cases statewide: 9,102
Total deaths: 396
Total tested (through 5/5/20): 100,747
In the Kansas City Area: 706 and 16 deaths
Our local county: 362 and 13 deaths
And the number of cases within our zip code: 29
What We’re Watching And Listening To Lately
My husband put on some sort of Eagles live music video one night. That was kind of nice.
We’ve watched a few things. Nothing great. Anyone else actually a bit sick of watching TV? That said…I broke down and watched Snowpiercer on Monday. Not exactly a feel good movie. I wanted to watch it because there is some crazy theory out in Internet land that it’s a sequel to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Probably wrong but plausible.
My husband and I also watched the new Amazon Prime series, Upload. We both enjoyed it. And I also enjoyed Tales From The Loop. That one moved a bit too slow for my husband but I found it enjoyable. Just your basic not too scary science fiction stuff.
Random Thoughts And Tidbits From This Week
Made some basic *can’t mess them up* peanut butter cookies on Monday afternoon. Or maybe Sunday night. It’s an old Southern Living recipe that takes no flour. 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla (technically, you could leave out the vanilla but I wouldn’t as it gives it a little extra something). Drop by rounded teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes. (It’s a judgement thing here. They do take a little longer than the standard 9-11 minutes). Not the prettiest picture but they are that perfect pairing of crunchy edges and chewy middles.
J did some school work yesterday. Finally.
A kind neighbor shared some ground beef with us as payback (not even needed) for an earlier turn on our part of picking up some toilet paper for them at the store.
Today started out looking nice but it’s back to gloomy. Not helping my motivation.
Been a slow week really. Does that even make sense to say when we aren’t doing our normal things?