“Tomorrow is promised to no one.”
I am not myself these days. I haven’t returned to 100% health and these times are making it difficult. I feel like a living walking talking zombie these days. I hope this doesn’t reflect on what I write; but, I’m not too concerned. If it does shine through, I covet your understanding. As always, I add quotes and footnotes after writing.
I’ve been having a hard time dealing with anxiety during this crapshoot times1. We’ve been volunteering shelter-in-place since March 122 in support of “flattening the curve”3. I only go to the local grocery to get what we can in terms of fresh produce and whatever else we may need. I haven’t been able to purchase eggs, meat, and more as the shelves are empty.
This entire nation4 is in panic mode.
When you encounter empty shelves, the reports you heard become a reality. Panic breeds panic. It was all I could do to pray and hold myself together within the somber funeral like environment long enough to get what I could and return home.
When I returned to the grocery, my husband came with me in support. There was a long line allowing only 30 people at a time in the store. He now understands considering he faced the reality of the empty shelves with his own eyes.
I’m ever so thankful that my habits led to having two-three weeks of supplies of non-perishable items, including household products. I dislike making frequent trips to the “city”, which is about a 30 minutes drive, to shop for things we may need. It’s been my habit to list the last item we took out of the pantry so that we’d never run out. I always made sure to restock our shelves to last us for several weeks.
I’m ever so thankful for online shopping and subscriptions5. I do not have to worry about our cats as most of their food gets delivered to us.
The one thing I regret is not stocking up our freezer with meats. I’ve been lazy in that department. There haven’t been any meat or eggs on the shelves of our local grocery in what seems like weeks. This experience has made me realize I need to stock up the freezer with meats. I’m not going to lie, I prefer fresh. But, there are times when frozen will be a lifesaver.
I’m thankful Dan can eat anything. I’m more concerned about me as I am limited in what I can eat. It may not be all nutritious but I’m surviving. I do have my daily vitamins and I hope that’s helping me to stay healthy as I can.
I’ve come to realize that I’m only focused on today. I’m not worried about tomorrow. What comes will come. I can only pray that what we need will be there for us and that the world’s insanity will abate and return to a new normal soon. But, I must confess, I have my doubts.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~Matthew 6:33-34
- COVID-19 global pandemic.
- Dan’s company sent EVERYONE home to work. HIs company will reassess whether or not to extend the work-from-home when April rolls around. The poor dude has cabin fever already. We had planned to go to a nearby nature park last Saturday; but, the weather turned atrocious canceling our plans.
- Coronavirus: What is ‘flattening the curve,’ and will it work?
- We’ve been using chewy for quite some time now.