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The Latest in Coronaland

I don’t know what’s going on in your city, but the latest thing in my city is mandatory face masks because of the coronavirus.

Many people are abiding by this, but there are still too many people, in my opinion, who are not wearing them. I don’t know what it is, maybe they’re just rebellious by nature, or maybe they’re sick of the whole coronavirus thing, or maybe they don’t believe that masks will help.

But any way you look at it, these people are just outright refusing to wear face masks in public. I guess it’s not a big deal except in many places they’re being made to go back out to their cars and get their face masks and put them on before being allowed into the store. I saw this firsthand yesterday at our Ingles supermarket.

This guy had an attitude like he really didn’t care. He was on his cellphone the whole time, and just turned around and went out to his truck, got his mask, took it to the entrance to the store, and then put it on before he went back in. It was obvious, though, that he wasn’t gonna wear it unless he was made to.

And I’ve talked to and seen a lot of people who have this same attitude. It’s really bad.

I, on the other hand, don’t go anywhere without mine. I don’t care what anyone thinks, or what people say about whether this coronavirus is preventable with masks or not. I just cannot afford to catch it. And if wearing a face mask will help, well, what will it really cost me?

At least yard sales have picked up again in our area (I really missed them), and I’ve been going to some, which has been fun. And yes, I wear my mask at every one! 🙂

One thing I’m still doing is buying a month’s worth of groceries at a time, so I don’t have to go into the grocery store every week. It’s not too hard to plan weekly menus so that I can figure on a month’s worth and buy accordingly. Then I freeze what I need to and defrost the week I need it. It’s been working out great.

Doing this has also been better for my bipolar disorder because I don’t do good around a lot of people – it stresses me out and really makes me nervous. This way I only have to deal with it once a month.

The main thing is, though, that I’m still maintaining my routine. That is crucial to my stability with my bipolar disorder. I have to avoid stress at all costs, and keeping to a routine really helps with that.

Basically, not too much has changed for me with the Covid-19 pandemic. I’ve had to make some changes, just like everyone else, sure, but I’m trying my best to keep things on an even keel to maintain stability in my life.
Hoping you are doing the same.

Wishing you joy and stability,

Remember God loves you and so do I,
Michele

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