Monday, June 29, 2020

How was your weekend? Mine was good but I’m scared. I have now heard of four families from my city that have come back from Florida positive for the virus. I don’t blame Florida; I feel bad for Florida. Look at everyone flocking there because it’s a nice place to flock to. These people are probably bringing stuff with them and then coming home and they aren’t necessarily self-isolating. One of my best friends went, too, and she doesn’t think she needs to get her family tested. I want to be normal, too, believe me. I’m back to March levels of anxiety around here. I just don’t know if we can do in person school and it pains me.

Sorry to start off like that but I can’t fake it. How are you feeling?

My books are helping me right now. I gave up on my last book which was Always the Last to Know by Kristin Higgins. I like her normally but this book – nothing was happening. It was pages and pages of character description and only two things had happened 3/4 of the way through. Anyone else?

Never fear, my library came through. I picked up Emily Giffin’s The Lies that Bind and could not put it down. But, I also felt like I had already read it. It came out June 1, 2020, though. Anybody read it?

Now I will show you photos with captions from my weekend…

We took Ernie for his first boat ride of 2020!
Ernie’s doggie ramp to get back on boat.
Friday night music outside
My fun bargain pants from two years ago from Versona.
Our friends happened to be there. I thought Tom was too close and I stayed further away.
Ernie wondering why Tom’s bike clothes are so weird. Tom did 29 miles Saturday.
Date at Home Depot in our masks. All but one person we saw had masks on. My city is doing really well with masks – or at least the few places I have been.
I did OPI Bubblebath.
This is really cute. We watched it Saturday night.
I finished Emily Griffin so fast and moved on to 28 Summers by Elin Hildebrand. I’m reading this so fast and loving it but it frustrates me. If you read it you may agree.
Sunday we put down our new rug from Home Depot! We cleaned off the patio.
We did a socially distant patio happy hour with one couple and I bought adult lunchables for safety. They had their own and we had our own. I made my Kentucky lemonade.
They brought me my fave hydrangeas from their yard and a beautiful bottle of rosé.

What were your highlights? Are you ready for July? Whatcha got for us, July?

Amy

24 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. How sad with Florida! Yes, some people cannot seem to take it seriously enough. This virus is creepy and really strange! I’ve met a few people that have had it, but luckily none of them were very sick. It’s extremely rare to see people with masks here, and we are living very normally, except for traveling of course. It seems to be a really slow summer… it doesn’t feel like vacation, it’s more lika a… pause or something…
    We’re going in to the city today to do some washing and stuff. I will send a daughter to the library to pick up two books for me. I love YA books, and believe it or not I’m quite into fantasy…
    July? Well, I can’t wait to get our boat! We have a fantastic archipelago to explore!

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    1. Very sad. Be glad you aren’t there. Europe has done a much better job. Here we go again not being able to handle stuff in this country. I feel the same way – doesn’t feel like summer.
      No washer at the cabin? That’s nice so you don’t have to do it!
      I like Rainbow Rowell but not huge on YA. Oh I did read a great YA about a girl doing the Santiago trail in north Spain. I don’t like fantasy.
      You will have so much fun with your boat!

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  2. So many people are vacationing at our beaches and hanging out at resorts, I don’t understand it. Just last week one of my friends came from NY with her daughters and met up with a bunch of friends and their kids to hang by the pool and then do dinner. Needless to say I did not go. I had to work but also? That’s just too many people from too many places coming together. I don’t get it.
    I don’t see how schools can open like usual at this point. My best friend is a teacher and so worried about it too but things are not getting better.
    Hang in there Amy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. It’s mind boggling to see people go about business as usual. I think I may stay home even more now. Thanks for the encouragement. I need it! Have a good Monday!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your weekend! I’m trying my best to be positive! Your ideas for food with the friends are great! I love your pants from Versona! Today, we’re headed to Cleveland for pre-op tests.

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  4. Any! I’m sorry you’re feeling stressed again! Did the families you know all go to the same area in Florida? I pray they recover quickly. Your outdoor area is beautiful! The rug ties it all together. I’m reading The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks, an ebook from the library, it’s good. Hang in there, thanks for still blogging 💗

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    1. Yes, three of the families all went to the Watercolor/Seaside area and they had teens that congregated with other teens. The other family was in Orlando.
      Thank you! My patio is giving me some tranquility.
      I will look into The Rescue. I like his books.
      Thank you for the encouragement!

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  5. I’m with ya on the anxiety levels. I had very high anxiety in March and then it seemed to settle down, but now I’m seeing friends starting to travel and still hit the beach and I’m just not there at all. I don’t understand since nothing has really changed. My inlaws went to FL to attend a wedding this weekend and are now going to be upset that we will be skipping visits with them for two weeks. Its so confusing to me!

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I don’t want to lose friends over this but it is very upsetting to see people act entitled and to go about business as usual! I think I’m going to hunker down even more this week and see how I feel. It’s not right for the people who traveled to be offended. Good luck with that tough situation!

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  6. Currently reading 28 Summer, I’m jot too sure I like it. She makes me angry. My state has currently become a hot spot SC. I just wish people would follow the rules so we could get back to somewhat normalcy. So many restaurants are packed and people don’t seem to care 😞

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    1. I’m frustrated by it so far because M and J should be together. Also, I highly doubt her Blazer is still running. And, some of the expressions like “lit” were not used in the 90s! I’m a barrel of fun aren’t I?
      I feel so bad for you and people living in touristy areas – SC, FL, etc. We opened up too quickly. We should have tried to restrict travel for longer. I agree – people don’t want to follow the rules or gave their “rights” taken away. This is not about your rights!

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    2. I’m from SC also. My family is going to Murrell’s Inlet the 2nd week in July. But we have already decided that that is all we are going to do… stay at the house and go to the beach. I am a little scared, but just decided that I might die of something else and then would have not had the week at the beach which is pretty much sacred to me. Maybe that’s weird logic but in this crazy time, who’s to say what’s weird and what’s not? I do wish more people in SC would adhere to the “suggestions” from our Govenor.

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      1. I don’t blame you! If you are just going for the beach and doing same things as at home-I would do that if I didn’t have a long drive. Maybe take more groceries than normal and get recommendations from locals for safe take out?
        I go back and forth but have just had a bad week with lots of worry.

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  7. Don’t come to Evansville. I would guess 80-85% of people do not wear masks at all. To the point that I kind of gave up on it. If no one else is going to bother, why should I?

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  8. The only store that I know of (that I’ve been to) that’s required masks is Menards. Some other places had required them at some point, but they relaxed the rules. As of today, 407 cases 6 deaths in my county.

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  9. Just curious…did the families that traveled to FL come back and get tested because they had traveled or did they have symptoms? I just got back from a week in Orange Beach, AL and I DO NOT plan on getting tested just because I traveled. My personal (not popular) opinion is that we are all going to eventually get it-with symptoms or without. The sooner we all do the better. I still do not believe that it is worse/deadlier than the regular flu. There are no solid statistics to compare the two since states have never been required to log positive flu cases or deaths due to the flu. (I checked the CDC website)
    Sorry…..very, very unpopular opinion.
    I also have 2 close friends that both live in Nashville. One is an EMT and the other is an ER nurse. They have never been required to be tested for Covid! It is all a bit confusing.

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    1. These are friends of my best friend and she said that one of the teen girls showed symptoms while there and then another one showed symptoms. I believe that prompted them to all get tested while still in Florida. I totally agree with you about the confusion. I don’t know what sources to believe and I do think media has played a very negative role. I’m not even sure shutting down is/was the right to do. But, I do think this is a very real and very serious virus to some. I feel like you are rolling the dice to some degree. I don’t know if I feel that we all have to get it but I have heard others say that and I respect your opinion. I also don’t think you have to get tested just because you travel. And, I can just as easily get it at home. But, Florida has had to shut down beaches for the 4th of July, close bars again, and it’s a fact that their cases have increased. Is that due to more testing – in part, yes. My best friend cancelled her trip to the Keys. We also don’t have all the information. How many are asymptomatic? Exactly how bad is their illness? How exactly was it transmitted? I try to avoid the flu at all costs, too. I don’t get the shot some years but most I do.
      I think anyone working in healthcare should be tested. I think I will have to be tested if we go back to school in person.
      Thank you for commenting. I appreciate the dialogue!

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