Monday, March 16, 2020

Making Changes due to Coronavirus

Saturday Hubby and I went to Bob Evans for breakfast like we do every weekend. Place was practically deserted. Yesterday morning, we did the same. We also made a decision: this would be the last breakfast out in awhile.

Little did we know that this decision would also be made for us.

Last night we went out to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. We had FREE cheesecake coupons that expire on the 31st and originally we were going to be gone the following weekend and my son and daughter-in-law are gone the last weekend in March. She likes going there for her birthday (which is in April) and we always get the gift cards at Christmas because they give away free cheesecake coupons. Win-win, right? The way things went, I’m glad we celebrated her birthday early.

Because while we were at the restaurant, the governor declared all restaurants and bars will be closed starting at 9pm and would only remain open for take-out or drive-thru orders.

Man, did we time that party or what?

If Hubby and I do eat out again, we can only get the food to go, or we’ll get Daughter to pickup and bring over (especially if she’s joining us). I do have some food in the house (for once!), and I’ll make one more swing at the commissary today, since I have to go to the base to pick up my medication. I’m kind of curious to see how empty that place is. If it’s even open. It might not be.

I feel like we’re preparing for a huge snow storm. And funny thing is, it did snow Saturday. Got about an inch, which thankfully only stuck to the grass and cars; the roads were clear. I’m still waiting for spring to show up early. Yeah, that groundhog was full of it, wasn’t he? Haha!

It’s a good thing that Hubby and I don’t mind being homebodies. Oh sure, we love to cruise, but we spend a lot of that time doing nothing but reading or writing. At least on the sea days. So I’ll just pretend we’re on several sea days where we can’t go anywhere.

The only bad thing? I have to cook! Oh well, can’t have everything, huh?

So … Are you keeping to yourself more often now or is life the same as usual? I suppose if you’re forced to go to work, it would be the same as usual.

Happy Monday and be safe!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We haven't got to that point - yet!
That's a lot of people not working. Not getting paid.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - It is, but just look at Italy and Spain and you know it has to be done.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Because my husband's chemo and radiation treatments have compromised his immune system, we've been avoiding crowds for quite a while, so no big change there. The biggest change was I inventoried our freezers and pantries before I went to the grocery story last week, so I could better utilize our space and stock up, so we can hunker down for quite a while without a return trip to the store. (Hopefully.)

Take care!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Susan - Smart thinking! I'm hoping the only reason I need to go back to the store is to get milk and eggs. If I'm lucky enough to pick a day that the store has those items!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hubby and I love being home.
You have to cook. You crack me up.
Lemme tell you something gross.
I've worked in a bunch of food places.
Workers often came to work sick.
Sneezed on their hands, and didn't wash.
I had to bark at a few of the kids who did that.
Made them go wash up, but that doesn't stop it for long.
And, don't get me started on the food that should
be tossed but isn't because the manager wants to save a penny. Eww.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I already work from home so no major changes here yet, though I was supposed to have an appointment with a new doctor which was canceled because he was sick. DH is staying in more, as he has a cold. I'd tell you to go get carryout and support the local restaurants, but with your and hubby's recent health scares, better to be careful and stay healthy!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I'd like to think that maybe I've been exposed to so many germs now that I'll be immune. We'll see. Still don't like to cook, though. :)

Jennette - We may do the carry out (Bob Evans delivers for free!), especially if I run out of food and don't want to go to the store. I'm afraid it's going to be way worse by the time I have to go back for milk and other perishables.

Maria Zannini said...

I made one last trip to the store for fresh veggies and then we locked the front gate. Good luck to all of us.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I'd like to say we aren't going anywhere, but we do have an appointment on Wednesday. And of course, we need to vote tomorrow. Fun fun!

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The Happy Whisk said...

Hahaha, about the germs. To some extent, I believe that. I'm sorry you dislike cooking but I know a few others that share that feeling with you. I get it. I don't like to watch golf. I think it's incredibly boring to watch. I get it.