The great Okra giveaway

The okra in our garden is producing about 4 x of what we expected them to do.

We have given away about 4 bushels.

We have been giving okra away to people we know and having give aways for people we do not know and we still have okra coming out our ears.

We have one lady that has gotten about 12 gallons of okra from us.

With COVID19 still going on it only seems right to do this we did the same thing with our cucumbers.

If you have a kind heart give something back to your community.

Doing the right thing at the right time could give people some HOPE and put a smile on someones face.

I will be off the blog for a few days but will be back later in the week.

Chris Mann Parodies

Chris Mann was on The Voice he is a very talented singer.

While we are going through our stay at home orders & self quarantines he started doing parodies of other songs now this means acting as well as singing he is just so talented.

Here are 3 of my favorites but there are lots more.

I laughed so hard and it was the best laugh I have had in about 5 weeks. I really needed this laugh a big thank you to Chris Mann.

Let us know which is your favorite. ENJOY!

FEAR

The word fear can mean so much in a time like this.

The Rapper Pitbull says fear can mean two things.

Forget Everything and Run or it can mean Face Everything and Rise.

Click the link below to hear the song he wrote for the world anthem for the current pandemic we are in with coronavirus.

Pass it on so everyone can Face Everything and Rise.

I BELIEVE WE WILL WIN

Disinfectants, sanitizers, and germs

When the Corovirus hit your area what did you already have and not have to rush out and get?

We had plenty of toilet paper and paper towels, 2 gallons of Clorox, Clorox disinfecting wipes, waterless hand sanitizer soap, Lysol laundry sanitizer, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, and the good old brown Lysol. These are things we keep all the time. Anytime someone has a cough or cold we Clorox our drinking glasses. Toilets get cleaned and wiped off daily. Cabinets, sinks, and tubs get wiped down with whatever disinfectant is close by but this is something we do all the time.

We had plenty of mask because of my concrete work. The gloves we had were a joke but our daughter gave us some of hers.

We have not had to buy any of these things so my thinking is this why are all these items still out at the stores did people not clean, to begin with?

Did everyone use organic items that did not disinfect now they’re scared and they are buying disinfectants? I need to know the answer to these questions. LOL.

Meat ran out at the stores did everyone normally go out to eat?

The Lysol laundry sanitizer is on automatic shipments from Amazon I have been using it for a few years now. Well LOW and BEHOLD my delivery for today is on backorder. This makes me mad because auto-shipments should be there. This I will run out of. Everything else is still holding up well.

We ran out of paper plates one time and we just ran out again but our daughter got us some at Costco.

We have used HEB Curbside for grocery pickups and about 3 weeks ago we had to wait 8 days to get our order now it’s down to 3.

I am determined to use the food we have first and my arsenal of disinfecting items that I already had, to begin with.

We have not supported eating out I feel like its safer to make your own food at this point.

How do you feel about all this and were you already stocked up on supplies?

 

 

 

The Grandchildren & Quarantine

We have 4 grandchildren that live about 15 minutes from us & we see them a few times a week.

This coronavirus has kept us from seeing them and it’s been horrible. They were all sick and the kids were tested and were negative thank god. It took forever for them to get tested.

I stayed home for 16 days then I went to my favorite local nursery early one morning. Josephs’s nursery is popular in my neck of the woods and I dropped $100.00 and felt so much better after getting more flowers than I had already bought before this all started. I love flowers and I spend a lot on them every spring.

I tried to get some paperwork notarized but they could only do 1 page a day so I said forget it.

I came back home I was gone about 45 minutes and that helped me so much. I have everything planted and have been repotting some stuff redoing the area around the pond and just playing in the landscape.

We planted some more garden plants today hubby moved some dirt and I trimmed some plants.

Our daughter brought the grandkids over today which was day 19 for isolation for me and them she told them they had to stay outside, no hugs, or kisses and stay 6 feet apart. We truly enjoyed seeing them they even picked mulberries off the tree.

They brought us our Cane Corso puppy named by our granddaughter Sophia – Miss. Cricket is doing well at 8 weeks old. There will be a post about her soon.

This isolation thing is not easy but in order to stop this virus, everyone needs to do what they are told to do. Do not decide to take a vacation and spread your germs around to a different area. Stay home and only go out for supplies when necessary. If you’re a senior citizen there are special hours in the early a.m. you can shop but please go 1 x a week. No one should be leaving the house every day.

We can all get through this one day at a time. Lots of prayers for you all stay safe and isolate.

 

Day 14 self-quarantine

Today is Day 14 of self-quarantine for me.

I have not left this yard or house. The only human contact I have had in 14 days in my husband. He has been picking up the supplies we need using senior hours that have been provided and taking Mother N Law her meals.

He even went and got 2 more yards of dirt we have been through 2 yards a few weeks ago. WHY you ask in case he gets bored lol. I think he’s scared they will run out of the dirt.

We worked in the yard all weekend and we both were exhausted.

He is down to 4 more work days and he will be officially retired. That’s two more this week and 2 next week.

I have some papers that need to be notarized and I need some more flowers for these new flower beds and flower pots.

At this point its a matter of when do I go out.

They said this week would be the worst as far as cases documented. That’s not encouraging to me wanting to get out there but I can not be a full-time hermit.

I do not like this.

 

 

 

9 days self quarantine

Today is day 9 of my self-quarantine.

I get bored easily and normally go into town a few times a week.

I have been taking some pics of flowers and a few of the dogs.

The good thing is I have a lot of craft supplies so I can create things. When I get tired of that I watch tv and I walk out in our yard and wander around with the dogs in tow. I can never do anything without them wanting to be in the middle of it. The oak trees are pollinating BIG TIME we need rain to wash it away.

I found something interesting I thought I would share. I have done lots of reading but this was the first time I read this about the surfaces.

I mixed in tea tree oil to some hand soap I  already had to make some antibacterial soap. Now my hands smell like pine sol lol.

Our local grocery store HEB now has a 7-day wait on curbside pickup. YIKES!

Lots of stores are closing which is a good thing because who really needs a new outfit for Coronavirus.

 

 

Germs and the Pandemic

What are you doing to protect your family during this pandemic?

Since I have high blood pressure, heart and lung issues I am taking extra precautions. My husband has high blood pressure and diabetes. We are trying to protect ourselves the best we can.

I have self quarantined for the last week. We only do HEB curbside pick up for groceries and we get Walmart and amazon deliveries. We go through the drive-through at CVS to pick up prescriptions.

Now what you have to remember is all your groceries, scripts and products have been touched by other people so disinfect boxes, packages and bottles of stuff with wet wipe disinfectants.

If you have some wipes that are dried out do not throw them away. Wet them with water and pour rubbing alcohol on them. Put in a zip lock and pack it into the container. Just remember to use these on surfaces only they work great.

I make meals for my mother n law she is 92 years old. Rather than me taking them over to her, my husband has been doing this for the last two weeks this was for both our safety. We will now change this to ringing the doorbell and doing a drop off only for her safety.

Elderly people should not be exposed to those who are around a lot of people my husband still has a few more weeks of working 3 day work weeks so, therefore, I think the drop off is the best option.

I keep Clorox disinfecting wipes so I have a few containers of those. I also have the brown Lysol,  & Lysol laundry sanitizer. On top of that, I have two gallons of Clorox. This is part of my normal cleaning products, not something I had to rush out and get.

I have a product called Oxvir Five 16 Concentrate it is a one-step disinfectant cleaner. This product is a Virucidal, Fungicidal, Bactericidal, Mildewcidal. It comes in 1 1/2 quart container of concentrate and its made to go on a hose and trust me very hard to get out otherwise. We figured out you can puncture the container and mix it up in a gallon jug but then you have now punctured this large container so glue the hole shut and tape with duct tape.

I have the quart containers of instant hand sanitizer that goes in the dispenser for commercial use.  I do love my auctions for cleaning products lol.

I feel as though this nightmare will not end anytime soon.  Wash your hands and then wash them again. Change out hand towels several times a day.  Disinfect doorknobs and surfaces that are touched often. Do not forget steering wheels and door handles in cars. Wipe off your credit and debit cards, the bottom of purses and handles and also your wallets.

Wash your children’s backpacks, shoes, etc.

Do not hug anyone, shake hands or get more than 6 feet from those you have to be around in stores or work.

Children are not showing symptoms like adults so do not trust the fact they are not sick today because they might be sick tomorrow. We have not been around our grandchildren in over a week.

We can all get through this by taking precautions and being smart and most of all using common sense.

 

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