I went out to water early and the air was already thick with humidity.
I look at my beautiful well-tended and beloved patio through the French doors and rarely go sit outside. It’s just too uncomfortable mid-summer.
Every day I go out and tend to the flowers, pick vegetables, and check overall plant health. Then I rush back in because it is stifling.
And Charlie is not supposed to be in the heat for any length of time. I have to make sure that if I’m going to be outside working he must go back indoors.
Things are heating up with the coronavirus as well. If people had only used common sense months ago, as many other countries did, we probably wouldn’t be in this spot.
Our governor now has the virus.
I don’t know why people can’t be more disciplined. I know it has become a political back and forth, but I don’t understand why the health of our citizens could possibly be viewed through that lens.
National chains are finally realizing that they have to intercede.
Walmart, Sam’s Club, Krogers, Costco, Verizon, Walgreens, Starbucks and a litany of other companies are now requiring that customers must wear masks to shop in their store.
If their workers must wear them then it certainly is not fair for customers not to follow the same rules.
I think it’s all about personal responsibility. And discipline. And not feeling entitled. We need to do what is best for our fellow Americans.
Doing the right and safe thing should not be a political debate. That is just crazy.
I Read This Earlier:
“Shopping in a store is a privilege, not a right,” the National Retail Federation said, embracing Walmart’s decision. “If a customer refuses to adhere to store policies, they are putting employees and other customers at undue risk.”
Now that some of the stores have made this commitment, I’m sure others will follow.
If they don’t, it’s unlikely that we will ever lick this virulent pandemic. It will spiral farther and farther out of control and kill many more people.
Please Wear A Mask:
I keep a mask in my purse and one hanging on the rear view mirror of my car.
I also wear my sun glasses in the grocery store because a doctor insisted having no eye protection is how he caught Covid. Because he always covered the rest of his face.
I go nowhere inside except for the grocery store.
And going back to school? I don’t see how that’s going to happen. First, many parents are not going to take that chance with the lives of their children. And ultimately the lives of the rest of their family.
So why should teachers risk their lives and that of their loved ones for the pitiful pay they receive teaching America’s children?
I’m so glad people are finally beginning to wake up and that companies are sounding the alarm. It’s about time.
I need to take Charlie to his weekly acupuncture appointment.
All of a sudden it has become dark outside. It was sunny earlier and then I looked up and it looks more like dusk. Maybe a storm is headed our way.
See you tomorrow.