Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday stuff


I haven't done nearly as much reading as I'd have expected, especially with nowhere much to go with our "stay at home" orders.  Mostly, I've read the news (not always good for anyone's mental health these days) and social media (some humorous, some inspiring, some depressing).  The best part, though, is talking to others.  I do that now through phone calls, texts, Facebook messages, emails, and even Zoom as of yesterday when Donna Rae Jones walked me through my first ever video conversation.  She was at her own home, and I was in my apartment.  She hopes to set up a way to complete the sessions of gentle chair yoga she was teaching here in Crown's fitness center before everything got cancelled.


Jewish and Muslim paramedics pause to pray together.  Click here to read CNN's Thursday report, and be inspired that good people can work together to make this a better world in the midst of the pandemic.

Two Chattanooga surgeons have created locally sourced medical gowns to help with the supply shortage.  Consider these two hospitals in Chattanooga:
"Erlanger goes through 500 medical gowns a day and Parkridge, 300."
The gown is one piece, and you don’t have to touch anything to put it on. You literally just open your hands up, and then you put it over your head.  One of the doctors said, "This is what America’s about ... people teaming up together to fix the problem."  Many thanks to Dr. Lisa Smith, a pediatric surgeon at Erlanger for her prototype.


View from my window:  Two people walking on the other side of the street; he's on the sidewalk, she's in the street, the dog's on the grass between them.  Two people walking on our side of the street; he's in the middle of the sidewalk approaching the driveway to the apartments next door, she's coming toward him, he doesn't move over, so she curves ALL the way out into the street as they pass.

The doggie couple kept their distance all the way out of sight.  The man on our side continued his entitled way in the middle of the sidewalk all the way out of sight, while the young woman disappeared from my view as she neared the Crown Center.  Which of these people are you emulating?

em·u·late /ˈemyəˌlāt/ ~ verb ~ match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
Take the title of a movie and replace one word with Toilet Paper.  Go!  Here are mine to get you started:
  • Gone With the (Wind) Toilet Paper
  • A Beautiful (Mind) Toilet Paper
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of (Doom) Toilet Paper
  • You've Got (Mail) Toilet Paper
  • On Golden (Pond) Toilet Paper

Full circle now to my first sentence above:  "I haven't done nearly as much reading as I'd have expected."  So I'd better get back to reading.  And rather than journaling along with my two books by Michelle Obama (Becoming: A Guided Journal) and Jacqueline Winspear (What Would Maisie Do?), I seem to have been "journaling" day by day on my blog.


Helen's Book Blog said...

I really think zoom, and others like it, with help us all get through this with our sanity in tact.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I hope so. It's a whole different world "out there" than we had a couple of weeks ago.