Well, I’m sure my title makes you want to read this post! However, it’s true. Been a bit of a boring week so far. Boring isn’t bad but it doesn’t leave much to subject matter for writing.
Been feeling a bit down this week. Not enough sustained sunshine. Spat with my husband on Monday, lingering. Rained on and off all day yesterday. Certainly added to my blah, no energy vibe. New day, right? After another super cloudy start, I’ve seen bits of sunshine. So there is some good news.
And my flowers loved the long drink of water. Blooms coming on my purslane. Kind of kicking myself for not getting it into the ground with everything else over the weekend. And I’ve never had this many lavender blooms! I rarely even get my lavender plants to bloom so I’m a bit excited about this one.
There’s a sunflower coming out of one of the pots to the right of the lavender. Should be two but I accidentally broke the other. However, I’ve got lots of other sunflower seedlings to plant. Here’s the long view of my front porch.
Note I took the picture above last week not this morning. The front porch is a work in progress. Needs a power washing at the very least. And look at those pansies still blooming! Definite proof of our cooler than normal May.
Well, enough about my front porch plants. Let’s get to the state of the virus around here.
Numbers and COVID-19 Info for Our Area
Cases statewide: 12,291
Total deaths: 686
PCR tested: 160,113 (fancy term for nasal swab testing)
Serology tested: 19,830 (fancy term for blood test for antibodies)
*They’ve changed the reporting on these numbers. Now dividing out the two types of tests. Actually, the whole website is updated and in a dashboard format. A lot easier to read and understand.
In the Kansas City Area: 1,071 and 25 deaths
Our local county: 528 and 15 deaths
And the number of cases within our zip code: 51
Kansas City and Jackson county are in the top 10 of total cases. St. Louis remains number one with 4,583 cases. One thing I’m not terribly clear about is why Kansas City is listed solo. It’s actually within Jackson county. Perhaps a population thing? *UPDATE: Call it pandemic brain maybe. I realized while watching the news this morning (and I knew this) that KC spans two counties, Jackson and Clay. That’s probably why they get their own stats.*
I also read yesterday where the first case of COVID 19 showed up in Missouri earlier than previously stated. February 2. Wonder if the date shall continue to change?
Now, let’s talk about other things shall we?
Random Thoughts and Bits of Gratitude
Bought some more masks. Gray ones, I thought. However, black ones arrived. SIGH. They’re the style I prefer so it’s okay. Did remind me how last week my hairdresser and I were both grateful for the cooler weather thinking of having to wear these in Missouri’s hot and humid summer weather.
We had a nice visit with my sister in law (and nephew though the boys kept to themselves more, typical) on Saturday while celebrating G’s birthday.
Struggling a bit with my word of the year “home” However, I’m grateful for where I live both in terms of structure and location. I think I’m just a bit overwhelmed with the things I’d like to do versus it no longer being a simple trek to Target to buy storage bins (or anything else).
Thankful we’ve all remained healthy though I am admittedly still a bit ticked off about not being able to find my favorite spray hand sanitizer. The other stuff stinks! And I’ve kept a bottle of Honest Spray Hand sanitizer in my purse long before the global pandemic struck. Just a little “whine” with my gratitude. Where I’d put the cheese and crackers?
Aside from some laundry, I spent most of yesterday reading my book (finished it), watching mindless TV (Legends of Tomorrow, stupid but fun), and playing my video game. Probably need to do some more productive things to help my mood.
Since I became a bit chatty for a week with not much happening, let me just end here so I can turn my attention where it belongs. On the stack of bills sitting to my right. Fun.
How is your week going so far?