July 8th, 2020


Strange Days

So I didn't get around to posting an entry about Tuesday yet. It was a strange day. I didn't wake up until well after noon again, and then in the evening decided to attempt a run to Grocery Outlet after mailing two items. There is a bus bench near the mailbox, so I was able to rest for a while before going on in the heat. Hardly anybody is using the buses now, so I had the bench to myself, and it had a little bit of shade.

Wearing masks in stores is mandatory now so I felt a bit better about going to Grocery Outlet, where the last time I was in not even the staff were masked. I still saw two local Oklafornian guys without masks going in though. I can't blame people for not liking the masks. I don't like them myself, but they really are necessary. I find that breathing my own carbon monoxide is unpleasant, and it aggravates the exhaustion I already feel from exerting myself on a hot day.

Also I only used a hand basket instead of the wheeled cart which I usually use at the bigger stores where I buy more stuff, so I had nothing to lean on. I don't think I'll do that again. But at east I got my donuts, and also picked up a few other things including a bottle of orange juice and a bottle of tea that were both on sale. I also got a loaf of sourdough bread, a mango, and two things called Del Monte Vegefull Veggie Bowls. I've never seen them before, but they were marked down enough to justify giving them a try. Sadly there were no ramen bowls in stock again, nor any tamales, nor any of the frozen items I like to pick up for nights when I just don't want to cook but don't just want ramen either.

The walk home was even more exhausting than the walk over there, but I did get barked at by the dogs who live in the yards I used to pass by so frequently. I've missed seeing those angry little dogs (and one angry big dog) since I've been staying in. As always, they broke the monotony of that unpleasant stretch of that walk for me. By the time I got home I was quite exhausted, so I soon decided I'd take a nap. I woke up around midnight, and then to my surprise went back to sleep again, so I didn't even eat any dinner that night. Even more surprising, I didn't finally get up until half past seven this morning.

As I was awake so early I considered going to CVS, where I had a couple of good coupon deals expiring today, but somehow never gathered enough energy to do so, and then it turned much too hot, and this afternoon I was just too tired again. I guess I'll just forget about CVS for now, but I'll need to make a run to Trader Joe's soon/ I'm almost out of chocolate. But I'm not looking forward to going out into that sultry viral stew. At least Trader Joe's isn't quite as far away as Grocery Outlet.

Now I'm going to make something for dinner, which will include one of those veggie bowls. I'm hoping I don't like them too much, as I'm not eager to return to that store, and if they are very good I'll really want to get more of them. It will be a dilemma. I don't like dilemmas.