How have you been doing this week?
The weather here in New York has been hot, humid, and on occasion we've actually had some rain for a change (we had drought conditions here since last month so any rain is a welcome sight right now if only to just keep the folks in the neighborhood from turning on each other over whether it's safe to run water to their kiddie pools and slip-n-slides), although we seem to somehow have avoided getting hit with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay despite the tv meteorologists all saying it was coming this way (at least it didn't really hit us all that hard, just a couple of short bursts of rain and a little thunder). How's the weather where you are?
They just opened the malls up here but no one wants to go - between the fear of Covid and the heat who wants to leave the house right now if you don't have to? Apparently even though they've opened the malls more than half the stores insie the local mall didn't reopen, which is not a good sign. We're moving forward very cautiously here; Governor Cuomo is constantly talking about the Covid rates in other states and warning it could come back here so I don't think anyone is in any rush to go back to normal here having seen other places do that and now look like we did back in March. People seem to be doing much better with wearing masks around here though now that more places are enforcing that you must be wearing one in order to enter their buildings... I've heard this isn't the case in other states though? How's your mask game going? Is there an enforcement of mask wearing where you are or no? And if there isn't a requirement where you are, are you still wearing one anyway (you really should)? I hate wearing one, mainly because I also have to wear my glasses out now (I never used to; I always used to go out wearing contacts and only wore glasses at home, but I worry about putting them in and taking them out considering you have to then touch your eyes and god forbid I somehow don't get my hands clean enough... I have heard it's best to not wear contacts right now so I'm not for that reason) and it doesn't fail that the glasses get fogged up no matter how well I try to pinch the mask around my nose! If anyone has a cheat way to avoid the glasses fogging up with a mask on, I'd love to hear it!
Anyway, I do hope everyone's feeling good, all things considered, and is hanging in there and not letting your guard down right now as cases continue to grow exponentially across the US in particular. As usual, you are more than welcome to share whatever's on your mind, just chat about the weather, vent about the pandemic, or just say hello and let us know you're still alive and kicking - whatever you want to say is up to you, it's just nice to hear from you all no matter what it is you wish to talk about!
Don't forget to keep washing your hands (properly) frequently and don't leave your house without a mask!
Hugs all around,
I have things to do dagnabbit... But I came to the fence because I feel like this today.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEMuAnFH_lMTuesdaaaaaaaaaaay Aaaafter-noooooooooon... ♫