Friday, April 3, 2020
and free donut Friday...
Well, donuts are kind of essential. I do not eat them, but the kids don't mind a free one every once in a while. I did enjoy a coffee though. It's hard to believe it's been a whole week since the last free donut Friday, the days are flying by. Each time we do something like go to Dunkin, I think it'll be the last time for a while.
We did venture into Walmart today, and I think I can safely say it'll be the last time, for a long time. We went to get ammo for Jon's rifle, and they were all out. We also looked for a Chromebook, as we have four homeschoolers now, as well as a home-college-er. They're doing more work online in Google Classroom, so sharing isn't working. They were all sold out. Sonja, Char, and Cam waited in the van while Jon and I got a few groceries as long as we were in there. But people do not seem to be able to fathom the concept of social distancing. In the meat aisle, Jon and I waited a considerable distance away from a couple who were looking and deciding, then a woman came waltzing in between us and the couple, with a very handicapped woman following her, in a wheelchair. ??? The employees there didn't seem to get it either, talking to each other so closely, getting close to customers, it was nerve-racking.
Jon and I checked Staples, no laptops. We checked BJ's, no laptops, but we got the...uh-hum, FIVE POUND package of...Twizzlers. Red licorice. The girls have been asking for it. We would have been better off with a small package from Walmart, but didn't think of it in there, so in the warehouse store, well, it comes in five pound packs. We also got one package of toilet paper, and some Hershey Kisses, also in the economy size package, but we'll suffer through it.
BJ's was a much better experience. A very nice employee was sanitizing each cart and offering hand wipes to each customer, and it's so spacious, being a warehouse club, we had no trouble keeping our distance. We are pretty well stocked, but if we need anything, it will be our choice to go there instead of Walmart.
Home, ah home...no new Chromebook, but we can either order one, or work it out.
Last evening's walk.
Jonathan grilled the pork chops, which we had marinated in vinegar, salt and pepper, and some steak seasoning. We made mashed potatoes, and a simple salad.
The boy with his new gun.
If only people were as smart as animals...I love how well they get along.
Ten years ago: Margaret holding Charlotte Claire, Suzanne behind Sonja, with Jonathan in front, Kathryn in pink holding Miss Camille, Evelyn Joy, Molly Rose, and Samuel behind...in front of the beautiful 15 passenger van.
Ah well. Camille is done with her schoolwork and wants to write, using, yes, my computer. So bye for now...