Yesterday was my day to go grocery shopping. I like to go early because there aren’t too many people – just us elderly folks – who they think get up at 5 AM.  What do they know and who are “they” anyway.  I donned my latex gloves because I don’t want to get COVID19, nor do I want to spread germs, but it was really because I love to sweat.  NOT!  My hands are becoming dry from all the washing and hand sanitizer.  They could use a little extra moisture, so I shouldn’t complain.

Shopping has become my only outing for the week, so I visited three different stores to get the best deals.  I got dirty looks because I wasn’t wearing a mask.  I coughed once and got more dirty looks.  I am notoriously coughing and wheezing at this time of the year anyway, because of allergies which affect my asthma, so I’m not sure if they are acting up or I’m five days away from death’s door.

Even though grocery shopping has never been high on my list of favorite things to do, I look forward to it now.  That is until I get home and have to unload and unpack.  Not to mention loading and packing on the other end.

At one store the checkout line was extremely long and I noticed there was only one cashier, so I opted for self-checkout.  I only had fifteen items.  By the time I finished scanning and packing and it was time to insert my bank card, there were fifteen others lined up behind me – glaring angrily.  Some folks are extremely kind and patient while others would sooner see you smashed into a grocery cart and sent on your way..

I got home and only had an hour to unload, wash things off and put away – then wash my hands again, which are about to fall off now.  I was to teach a digital drama class to those 55+.  It’s really been quite interesting.  It takes me and my people half the class time to figure out this new technology, but even that can be entertaining. One of the class members couldn’t be seen by the others.  Instead of her lovely face, all we could see was a green blob, which looked like some kind of creature from the Black Lagoon, or at least imaging from an MRI or Cat Scan.  Teaching improvisation in this format is quite a challenge, but leads to some serious comedy.

By the time I finished I was exhausted, thus my blog never did get any attention. By the time I sat back to relax in the evening, I started coughing.  I coughed for about ten minutes and was almost sure I had the “Virus.”  I opted for going to bed early, but woke up a few times to cough during the night.  I did wake up this morning.  I’m not dead yet. Actually I’m feeling much better.  So here I am again.  Did you miss me?

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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13 Responses to DID YOU MISS ME?

  1. Seems we were both MIA —I’m still missing but hopefully back soon — if I don’t die from exhaustion first!

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  2. I get dirty looks because I wear a mask. Mask are like hen’s teeth here in Australia and 12 times their usual cost. I wear a mask when I go shopping because of all the cleaning products they use in the grocery stores. It’s bad enough that I can’t but sanitizer or hand soap without citrus or aloe vera to use at home but the store uses every cleaning products WITH 2 of my allergy triggers. I left the grocery store on last week’s shop eyes burning, tears running down into the mask and my skin turned blotchy…and I didn’t touch a thing. I just pointed and hubby got.

    great post.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    I went today at noon. My speakers on the computer died, so I did some grocery shopping at WalMart, along with headphones.

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  4. I went grocery shopping yesterday. I wore a mask but the majority of the shoppers and the workers did not. No one gave me any dirty looks, at least none that I noticed. I saw one woman from my church in the store. She was wearing a mask. I was so happy to see her, I wanted to give her a hug. But I kept my social distance.

    How long has this been going on? Seems like at least five or ten years.

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  5. I am seeing more people wearing masks at the grocery store. Most are patient and considerate about maintaining appropriate distance. I try to go when the store is less full of customers (early afternoon). The trade-off means some items are not available, such as paper towels.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I usually venture out early in the morning at about 8 AM. Not too many in the store that early. I haven’t had problems getting things. I love getting fresh produce, otherwise I’d order online, but that can get spendy when your counting pennies.


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