It ain’t me! – When I wear disposable masks, my trapped breath is awful. Did I always have this? Yikes! No one ever snuck mouthwash on my desk when I worked. Yes, it is that bad. I kicked up my mouth cleaning rituals. Still no change. Then I bought a cloth one. What a difference. The bad smell was gone. It must have been the disposables. Maybe I had a bad box. My cloth one is also pretty but I like the idea of disposables (even though it’s bad for the environment). I don’t wash the cloths every time I use them because it’s for less than a half hour. Most of the time it’s less than 10 minutes. I don’t toss the disposables after ten minutes but I’m more regular about changing them out but you can’t beat pretty.
Speaking of the environment – People are pigs and that’s an insult to the pigs. Today just inside the door at Starbucks there was a discarded disposable mask on the floor. Seriously people? There was a trash bin within two foot. You are supposed to keep them on until you are OUT of the building. No one wants to touch a mask that was next to your smelly mouth for who knows how long!
There is the dandruff – My cloth one is shades of blue. The inside is a very pretty shade of dark royal blue. I noticed what looks like dandruff on it after I wear it. My skin must be revolting.
All alone am I – With the cooler weather, there will be more isolation. I’m a wuss so I don’t like bundling up to sit on a park bench with friends in the cold and by cold I mean anything under 65 degrees. We’ve had some health issues going on in the family and no matter how optimistic it is, it contributes to a spiraling down. I can’t believe that last year was the “good old days.” Since we don’t know what the future brings, these may be the “good old days” for next year! Makes me want to throw the blankets over my head!
Having said that – I had the opportunity to see some relatives I rarely see. We were all properly distanced but it was so nice to be able to catch up. With the virus, there isn’t a lot that is new but it’s interesting to see how others who work or have kids are handling these times. Best of all we did it over some really great pizza!
So how was your week?
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