Thissa and Thatta

~ This whole pandemic thing – it is the most fun I have had in a long time. Watching people get frazzled over something they have no control over and then acting like idiots – it is to laugh. And I do.

The grocery store/toilet paper/stress/anxiety thing – come on really? What people should get stressed and anxious about is not whether they contract the virus but rather how it is affecting their day to day living situation and ability to earn a living.

That does not include the speculators who bought up items the idiots think they need in large quantities and then sell it to them at outrageously inflated prices. These speculators are total scum. I read an article today where one guy is now stuck with over 17 thousand bottles of hand sanitizer because he had has nowhere to sell it – Amazon shut him down, eBay has also shut these folks down – Happiness is – watching someone choke on their greed.

I want to say “Use the common sense that god gave you” but we all know common sense is always in short supply, more so now than ever.  I don’t care if I get the virus, I DO CARE about NOT passing it on. My husband and I live in almost complete isolation already – once a week we go grocery shopping – and that’s it.  We have started to take a walk around the block each day – we meet no one on our walk. I think we are safe to continue that.  I think we are safe in general. I worry about the folks who are not as lucky as we are.

~ Sandra of Into the Light Adventures posts the most amazing photos, I am particularly fond of the bird photos, especially the eagles. Her post today reminded me that I haven’t checked any of the live eagle cams yet this nesting season, so I bopped on over to the American Eagle Foundation  web site live cam page. I watched an eagle feed his/her eaglets a nice fresh fish – I can get lost in time watching these live cams – eagles are so magnificent. If you click on the American Eagle Foundation link you can choose from several nests but I warn you, it can get addictive. We have no nesting eagles at the National Arboretum (my local eagle nest) but there are eagles in Florida and Iowa.

~ I’m getting distracted here because there is a boatload of blue jays chasing each other in and out of a huge holly tree outside my window. What is it with my fascination with birds?  We have a lot of crows here – crows are my very most favorite bird – it irks me sometimes that everyone is always on about ravens – crows are smarter! Yes, they are both corvids (as are the blue jays) but crows just have my heart and soul.

And hawks – and raptors in general. I think if I had a bucket list, hawking, just once, would be on my list of things I want to do.  There is a great book, called “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald that I have read 3 times – it’s part memoir and part falconry manual.  I don’t know how interested you are in birds but this is a great read on so many levels.

Oh dear, oh dear look at the time – 5:30pm – I must be off to do my chores and then make dinner – easy-peasy dinner tonight – soup and grilled cheese. Nothing better than a good grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.

Oh, wait, you know what else there is nothing better than? Buttered popcorn flavor Jelly Belly jelly beans – I finished mine yesterday *sigh*