To Wear or Not to Wear
In the beginning of April, there was lots of talk about masks. Federal health officials recommended wearing non-medical, cloth face masks. Trump said it was voluntary and he wouldn't be wearing one.
Today, VP Pence toured the Mayo Clinic and didn't wear a mask. He said he'd been tested and doesn't have the virus. That's probably true, but how about wearing a mask as a good role model or to show your respect for those who wear a mask to protect you.
New Rules for Houston
A week ago, Houston began requiring face coverings, in public places.
We live just outside of Houston, but our county doesn't have the same restrictions. I wish they did, since stores will begin opening this Friday.
Last Friday they talked about curbside options. This Friday, non-essential stores will begin opening in Texas. It would be so much less stressful if everyone just wore masks! But I can see it already. I've seen angry reactions to Costco, requiring masks in their store. "I have a good immune system! I don't need a mask!" That enrages me! It's not about you. We wear masks to protect others from us. We don't know if we are carriers.
And if you're going to go out there in the crowds to protest, because you want to go back to work... cover your face!
Or don't. But please promise that you'll tell your people, when you get sick! Maybe they will listen to you, when you tell them what it's like in the hospital.
Appreciate Those Who Do Wear Masks
I've hardly gone anywhere in weeks, but I've worn my mask to the doctor and to the Post Office and I will continue.
I don't love wearing it. It's hot and it's hard to talk.
But when I'm out and I see someone else in a mask, I appreciate that stranger. Our eyes connect and I know we're thinking similar thoughts.
This person gets it! We are helping each other stay safe.
It's such a little thing to do.
People Who Must Wear Masks
I'm especially appreciative of those people who wear masks, for 12 hour shifts!
I just wish the people who think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion, could spend one day, doing what healthcare workers do. Every time I feel a little tired of this Covid inconvenience, I think of my daughter's friend Jessie and her coworkers, offering their nursing skills in NYC. Jessie (in white) has dealt with mask bruises, along with exhaustion and heartbreak, but she manages to smile. Thank you Jessie!
The Best Masks
I'm planning on doing my part and wearing a mask in public, for as long as it takes.
I'm going to associate masks with good things, like new daddies and sweet squirrels at the Pecan Shop on TX-71! XOXO
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!