An idea! – This morning as I was trying to communicate through a face mask to my barista I had (what I thought was an original) an idea. My hearing isn’t great and I read lips to compensate. Works most of the time. In this day of face masks there are no lips to read. If only they could come up with a see-through mask so you could read lips. All plastic would be hot and yucky. I googled it and yes there are places that sell these kinds of masks. The problem is that I need other people to wear them.
Speaking of masks – When we initially had to wear them (a hundred years ago), I quickly made four for us out of what I had on hand (an old nightgown and some elastic). I thought it would be fun to get some with cute patterns. I went on-line and most had shipping dates three months out. My sincere hope is that I won’t be wearing these forever so I didn’t pursue that cute one with cats on it. Eventually I was able to buy a box of disposable ones which are more comfortable. Still, I yearn for that sweet cat mask I saw.
There are jobs – During this great economic downturn we’ve had some great news in the family. My grandniece has found a new job. It’s not a “make do” job but one in her field. Miracles do happen and opportunities are out there. Just not a lot of them.
Diet styles come and go — Someone I know from my working days way back has always been into healthy eating. Some would say obsessed but he has a reason. His family has a history of heart disease. Bad heart disease with early deaths. He’s always been on low carbs. (I can’t even imagine that!) He’s on a keto diet now with periodical fasting and cleanses. I recently read that fasting for 10 to 16 hours a day is a thing. I’ve done that most of my life. I never eat after dinner. I don’t have anything until after 8 a.m. and that’s just coffee. (Not an early breakfast eater.) That’s about 13 hours of fasting every night. I don’t do it for any reason except that I’ve never snacked in the evening even as a child. (Thank you mom for accidentally instilling good eating habits.) My snack time is 3 p.m. I am always shocked when my “normal routine” is the diet du jour! And no, I’m not curtailing carbs. For me it’s the same as chocolate – a drug used to medicate when things so wonky. You would not like me off of carbs.
Free things that don’t work – Sometimes a business will advertise “buy this and get a $50 gift card for dining out.” What they don’t tell you is that it’s only good for restaurants you don’t like. Our new health insurance gives us $50 of “free drugstore stuff” every quarter. Sounds good doesn’t it? It’s not as good as it sounds. The items are limited as are the brands. It doesn’t include things we like. At the moment we have enough cotton balls and Pepto-Bismal to last a lifetime. What would have been useful is to allow us to use it for drugstore things “we actually use!” What a novel thought. I shouldn’t complain. We have stocked up on band-aids, boo-boo cream (for cuts), and other things that we didn’t need. I have had a $50 restaurant card for two years from the last time I signed up with a warehouse store. Still waiting for a place I can use it.
So how was your week?