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bearcountrygg - Sunday May 24, 2020
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Another governor rant here from me......after the midland floods that cleared the town and evacuated so many............Whitmer dropped into the shelter where so many are evacuated to.....quickly told them that they were standing too close together and then got back in her car and headed for Traverse City...where she is having a graduation party for her daughter.......refused to open the hotels, restaurants, or thrift stores in the next town over so that those who lost their homes or homes are flooded can at least eat, sleep and buy some used clothing. 

Anyway...no more about our witchmer.

Poured rain all night here....and that's ok...because there was a large forrest fire a couple of days ago and the rain will help with that kind of issue.

Doing some heavy cleaning here today....already have a lot of things out of my closet.....and some won't be going back in......luggage to the basement........no plans to use that anytime soon.

English muffin for breakfast

Maybe leftovers for lunch and dinner......definately working on using up food....not a good time to waste it.  

Getting the ladder out......the cupboards that are waaaay up at the ceiling are usually just empty and kind of hard for me to reach...but now I have to say....I'm finally thankful for them....canned goods going in there today....and out of my way.

I also have to say that the printer that took so long....is working like a charm......so cheap and wifi and the best printer we have ever had.......so the wait was well worth it....HP Deskjet 2600 series..under $70.....and can't say enough good about it.

Cat jumped right up on the kitchen counter in front of me today.......shocked...i yelled GET DOWN NO NO........he jumped like he was onfire...turned around and told me NO NO right back..........I'm not sure if he was mad that he got caught or embarassed......a little later he jumped on my lap and was giving me little head bumps ( a cats way of saying YOU BELONG TO ME).....LOL......I so wish that I knew what kind of life he had previously lived for 8 years....I think someone must have loved him very much......and taught him many things......he is a little smarty pants.......and I keep learning things about him....if I tell him to sit down...he sits......the couple of times that I told him he was being a bad boy for scratching the woodwork....he just collapsed like I was breaking his heart.........then I felt bad.  A friend and I had a conversation about pets yesterday...and how some just seem to exist around us and we take care of them...but there is little connection otherwise...and others have a personality that just jumps out at you and there is a real connection.

Very wet and gloomy today...so basically no outside.  Last night as we were heading for bed...it became very obvious that the next door neighbors were roasting hot dogs over a campfire...LOL..........D couldn't get that thought out of his head for at least a half hour........LOL......New neighbors on the other side....a state policeman and a nurse expecting their first baby soon....he grew up  in this town and didn't know that there are bears here............We can't figure out how that got past him for 27 years.....really cute couple and happy to have them here.

 

 

Grannyannie on 05/24/2020:
Had bears near my house way back when I lived in St. Ignace.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
Oh yeah! Really...if we don't bother them...they don't bother us.......but they like the bird feeders a little too much.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2020:
So great about your new printer and yes it’s a tricky phase of quarantine between opening and closing and new decisions coming out !

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
We are closed until June 15th.....every 2 weeks it gets extended 2 weeks.....but we aren't going anywhere anyway so it's Ok.


Donkey on 05/24/2020:
That's very funny & cute about your cat :-)

Perhaps you are getting our rain from yesterday. If that is so, then tomorrow should be beautiful weather for you.

I had forgotten about your printer saga! I'm glad your story has a happy ending. What a story! I feel like that would be perfect for Reader's Digest or a snippet in the local paper.

I had previously commented here that I agreed with GrannieAnnie regarding your governor. I left it and then didn't feel right about leaving it just there, since I do think that Governor Whitmer is doing a fairly good job for the hard hand she's been dealt (virus, dam breaking). However, what is happening to you in your area is NOT OK, and like I have said before, a similar thing happened with my folks up in Wisconsin too, before leaving the area.

I don't think that's the Governor's fault though, since stupid people in Wisconsin do the same thing -- defy shelter-downs and head up to the forest and lakes. Good grief!

I do liken that to what I mentioned about my neighbors blaming Governor Pritzker (Illinois) for the shut-down when they should really be blaming the virus. And we have the inconsistencies here too, how some businesses are closed for being non-essential, while others, who sell or service the same thing, have been deemed essential and are allowed to remain open. It's not a perfect world, it's unfair, and it sucks.,

But overall, both I feel that both governors are trying to do their best, and shame on those fools who choose to disregard what we all need to be doing to keep this virus from spreading.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
I sure hope tomorrow is nice....right now...very overcast and dark.....but no rain at the moment...although our weather guy said almost all of next week would be rain.....so at least it's warm.....


Maria7 on 05/24/2020:
Animals are smarter than humans give them credit for. Your cat sounds amazing!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
They sure are........I don't know how we got so lucky with him......he is a real companion...for sure.



bearcountrygg - Saturday May 23, 2020
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Another beautiful day here....but the noise and dust will start soon I'm sure....all of the chaos around here even had D mentioning moving...and I never thought I would hear him say that........lots of talk also about the place we had made 2 offers on that was very remote and private and way off the road..back about 5 years ago......but it wasn't meant to be I guess.

I need to get myself in line I think.....too much sitting around.......and it isn't very productive in any direction.....so I will set some goals today.

1.  Both D and I slept terribly last night,.......so I need to work on that again

2.  I need to get cleaning here....dust from the road has come inside over the last couple of days

3.  I really should count calories today.....the rolls just seem to take me over yesterday...and I truly didn't care as I was shoving them in my mouth

4.  I need to get back to reading so will start a new book today

5.  I seriously dislike where I moved the filing cabinets too...so I need to move those again...and get a couple of pictures on the wall.

6.  Broke a mirror a few days ago and immediatly thought of 7 years bad luck.........I had left it on the floor for a moment and then turned around and stepped on it...........set myself up for failure there.....

7.  Decided that we will be keeping an eye out for places for sale that might just be more peaceful.........that doesn'rt mean that we will move...but just keep our options open.......this week so far has been the most miserable we have spent here.......the people that are here temporarily are destroying this tiny town........hopefully things calm down...but we have never seen it like this before..in quite this way.........and it's more like an invasion than we have ever seen......and not what we wanted for retirement.  The odd part is our governor did not even open our area up yet...on the other side of the state yes...but here no........we are still in stay at home mode...........well...at least we...and our immediate neighbors are.......This quarantine has brought the worst out in a lot of people.......and I think they all came here.....

Spent a lot of time playing with the puppy this morning and friends came over......to see him..........we kept apart by the 6 feet.....and since they are both still working and haven't been sick it will probably be okay...we also all stayed outside.

I've also been looking online  to see what is available house wise.....nothing at this time....the choices are few...and none are appropriate for what we want......

Donkey on 05/23/2020:
Too much sitting - probably not a good thing.

I don't know what to say about your living situation. It's sad to see things change. It's really sad when other people have total disregard for their fellow citizen.

My state (Illinois) starts opening next weekend and I think it's still too soon to do so. We could do it if folks would behave properly and wear a mask, etc., but God forbid they be told what to do.

Couldn't hurt to see what else is out there, as far as places to live. In the meantime, hang in there.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2020:
Michigan opened a few things but she just extended our stay at home time to June 15th....she opened the upper peninsula and area 6 which is where she has her cabin and plans to have her daughters graduation party......Michigan has issues!


grannyannie on 05/23/2020:
My family is all in Michigan. My son worked at Kroger which I'm sure is where he caught Covid. In Scotland our lockdown has also been extended to mid June.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2020:
My oldest son works in Walmart and has worked from the beginning of this, it is a worry since people are grocery shopping rather they are sick or not. Our governor is out of control and has been since day one. But.......I would be staying home anyway.....the general feeling here is that she has made it all worse...but...we comply the best we can....others are completely losing it here....


Maria7 on 05/23/2020:
Sounds like you have a lot of traffic in your area now. Do you think it is from tourists on vacation or people moving in to your area?

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2020:
They are coming up here to literally cut loose....full of pent up energy and rage.......just a few moments ago...a police car flew by...lights and siren going.......not easy on a dirt road. I think this could have gone much smoother.....our governor has ulterior motives...most see what she is doing and it isn't about the virus......she opened up the area that her cabin is in.......( the only section of lower Mich)....for her own benefit. She is making things worse.....she is so disliked here and the people are rebelling.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2020:
Def stinks that the quiet town you moved to has been overrun! Reminds me of a book I read about out west where half the town lives there year around and then the cowboys come to town only for beef season and create all kinds of drama and shootings and drinking !

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
Sounds lust like us right now...and I'm not Kidding!


grannyannie on 05/24/2020:
We see many people in my area that we know don't live here. Many from London or other areas of England are coming to our area to hide from the virus. They either own holiday houses here or are renting one (illegally).

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
The people here right now are sleeping in trucks, or trailers or tents......a few are in cabins that we don't think have been used for years......so it does make us wonder if they just broke in...or suddenly remembered that there was a cabin in the family.......either way...they are WILD!


grannyannie on 05/24/2020:
My family all admires Whitmer. She should have done lockdown sooner and required masks in public. Maybe my son would still be alive. Kroger did not protect their staff and his store did not do so until AFTER he died. You can't build immunity to a virus your body has never been exposed to before. Nobody knows who will die and who will have a mild case. Even young, healthy, and fit people have died.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
We are not whitmer fans......Walmart did start making employees wear masks just recently as well....and there haven't been any cases among employees at my sons store so far...although it is a continuing concern. We all need to take precautions for sure.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2020:
There is so much to learn about this virus......and the lives lost are so sad. It really did just catch the world by surprise and I doubt few really knew how to handle it. Your son must have caught it in March...or early april...when everything was in such chaos........I know the numbers of cases were huge in the detroit and surrounding areas...( we just moved from there a few years ago) and still have most of our family there.......Normally I would be in Oakland county today.....but not this year.......too risky.



bearcountrygg - Friday May 22, 2020
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Another beautiful day here.........

Woke  up craving yesterdays leftovers

Breakfast was chicken, egg rolls and pineapple habenero sauce........and it hit the spot...and made my nose run...LOL...also coffee

Early 7:00 call from son B...........insurance questions..and changes to their policies....(he had waayyyy too much coffee this morning...LOL)

Makes me think that I really need to get our files in some kind of order since I'm the only one around here that handles buisiness things....I really do need to make up a book of directions for D and the boys....My dad did that for me....and it was such a help when he passed because I followed that completely when my Mom knew NOTHING about their business at all...and she didn't even know how to write a check....and died at 89 herself never having written one.......so his notebook of directions was so much appreciated.......I need to do that here......( not today but time to compile all the paperwork to do that.)

Luch was cjili and rolls

afternoon snack is chips and spinach dip and iced tea

Went for a ride the last 2 days........just through the woods....In the past...this was my day to decorate graves......but no traveling this year............it feels weird.......but thats the way it is......Last year I had to stop going to one cemetary because there were gun shots when I was there ( very bad area).....this year...had to drop the other 2 cemetaries.......first time not going to my parents.  Just feels strange.

It's very obvious that the quarantine has sent more people than I have ever seen up north before.......constant quad runners, motorcycles, everything.......travel trailers etc...dust flying on our dirt road like I have never seen it before......we went to the carwash...came home...and parked it in the garage.....so nice and clean now.........but the road is like a super highway.......quite unreal around here....noticed that the motels in town were all full.......restaurant serving food in the parking lot....non stop traffic..........I'm staying in.

 

 

 

 

 

grannyannie on 05/22/2020:
It's a good idea to have a book of instructions! Lucky you having a nice day. Rainy and windy here, but I can't really complain as we had almost 2 solid weeks of sunshine not long ago.

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2020:
That notebook was a wonderful guide for me.....some phone numbers had changed...but it was easy to find the new ones online......I ended up filling at least half of that notebook myself....as i took care of their business over the next 7 and a half years.......I still have it now 5 years later.....and will probably never get rid of it...and will use it as a guide to make ours up.


innerpeace on 05/22/2020:
Great idea! I need to do that for my husband...just in case. He should not how to do it anyway, it shouldn't fall on just one spouse to know and be aware when things are due.

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2020:
I agree....D and I had a few years there...when one was mad at the other...our worst action was to take the bills away from the other...LOL.....until the next disagreement...we were brutal...LOL.......one time he took the grocery money away from me until I used up everything in the pantry.......and then one morning he ANNOUNCED that he could see I was struggling so I "COULD GO SHOPPING THAT DAY"...LOL...NOPE I was having none of that!!! So I told him that there was no need....that we had beans and rice left for several days...LOL...he didn't care much for that...but I made my point!!!!...then when I noticed he was paying one credit card with another credit card...i TOOK the bills back...LOL...had them ever since...and that was about 25 or 30 years ago...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2020:
Another beautiful day here too!

Similar to your son, my mom was high on adrenaline / coffee this AM too! I was like, whoa, hold on, this is too much ! Hahah

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2020:
He was wired...not a usual coffee drinker and he drank too much......LOL....



bearcountrygg - Thursday May 21, 2020
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It's a pretty day here today....lots of birds chirping...wish I could send you all a sound bite.  I wish it could stay this temp all year long. 

Had the last bagel with butter and peanut butter and a cup of coffee for breakfast........( I am addicted to bagels...there I said it)

Lunch will be salad with chicken and egg rrolls

Since the last "meal"...is always whatever we individually want....who knows........

 

legcramps on 05/21/2020:
I listened to the birds chirping yesterday morning (I was up early at 5:30) and it was so nice. Until BF said it was driving him crazy LOL.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2020:
I whistle back to them sometimes....and they whistle in response.....I wonder what we are saying....LOL


grannyannie on 05/21/2020:
Love bagels. Fortunate for me I can't find any good ones here. I love to listen to the birds here. It's normally quiet here and now most of the time you can only hear the birds.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2020:
It is beautiful...and as I started typing this a woodpecker started attacking a tree...LOl....that one...is a little different...LOL


grannyannie on 05/21/2020:
We hear woodpeckers sometimes, also seagulls, and sometimes cuckoo birds.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2020:
Oh Fun!!! The woodpeckers are fine with me as long as they don't peck on the house.........


Maria7 on 05/21/2020:
So sorry to hear what your state is going through. Hoping it does not affect you and your Hubby.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2020:
It isn't affecting our area....it did destroy a family members house.....and they can't see the damage because the bridge to it is now gone......we are fine though.


Donkey on 05/22/2020:
Last night at yoga, since it's at home now, I listen to all the birds in my backyard doing their evening song.

The instructor has music playing in her room, but I can't hear it very well over Zoom. She has offered me a link to her Spotify playlist, which I would like, but I think I would miss just listening to the birds, especially during the second, slower half of the class.


Donkey on 05/22/2020:
During my lunchtime walks, there has been a bird call that intrigued me. Long story short, took me about 3 weeks to discover it's a red-headed woodpecker!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2020:
Beautiful day here too :)



bearcountrygg - Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Strange times we live in....staying home because of a world wide pandemic....and at the same time,  yesterday a family member losses their home to flooding...........Dams are breaking all over mid Michigan.......Bridges have washed out.......and homes are under 9 feet of water............Several towns were evacuated last night.....it's hard to stay home when home is under nine feet of water.

I've read about this in a book.

innerpeace on 05/20/2020:
So so sad! and scary. That's some book! Have a great day.

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2020:
It is sad and scary......what next?


Donkey on 05/20/2020:
I saw news footage of the flooding this morning. Awful.

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2020:
Dams and bridges are collapsing.......they are saying this afternoon...there will be more to come. All kinds of alerts on the TV and phone....kind of crazy around here....( although we are fine...our dam is still holding but the ausable river is rising.)


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2020:
Yes I am so sorry to hear about this in Michigan!!!! But are you ok?

Please update is about your family member !

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2020:
We are fine here.........no flooding in our area.....family members have had to evacuate...along with about 10,000 others...2 dams in their area have failed and a bridge is gone....it will be a while before they can check on what is left.


grannyannie on 05/21/2020:
Are you near Midland? My family is all in the suburbs of Detroit.



bearcountrygg - Monday May 18, 2020
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Raining downpour mode all night and now.....love the rain......but it makes me sleepy.......got up...watched some news, had some breakfast and went back to bed for another half hour........sounds are carrying in this rain...and the parade of loaded logging trucks are LOUDDDDD......woke me up....so I'm up...and still sleepy.......but will deal with it.  Yesterdays eating was wonky....shopping days usually are......( apparently I can't leave the store without pizza, ice cream and bagels) somebody needs to stop me.......probably should be me!!!  LOL..........but...the pizza is gone now...so that was the main problem...so......problrm solved for now............I'n looking forward to lunch with a salad...sot here is that.  Other than being sleepy...I feel great.

A mountain of laundry is sorted and started......the WW virtual meetings are getting to be a drag.......I don't like to be asked questions, I don't like to be forced to talk when I don't want to............we all have the option to keep our video off...yet they hound those that do to turn it on because they want to see us....there is some fear among the leaders that they are being observed by the organization..........and they are now kind of paranoid......I am ablle to watch/participate in...as many virtual meetings as I want per week.......they all had the same theme...yet each one took it in a different direction...funny...I thought they all had a basic script...yet.....no 2 were alike last week.........that does leave a lot of room for opinion...which is fine with me...because we should all be free thinkers....but I THOUGHT THEY ALL HAD A SCRIPT!!!   apparently my mistake.  This weeks theme is "Things we add to beverages that add caloires......."...........UGH....no kidding.......I think they have run out of ideas...LOL...actually...it's all old news....rehashing all of the things......nothing new under the sun.....nothing to see here.....I'm bored...could be watching/hiding/right now but I can't make my fingers push the buttons to go there...so I will pass.....I have all week to avoid it....LOL.

Taking some things out of my clothes closet and putting some different things in.....( not clothes)...other stuff.....I'm liking my favorites in drawers better lately.....so going with that. 

I'm looking for ways to make things easier around here..........I'm getting tired of making more work for myself........it's time to just go with easy.  Friends and family are doing the same...we are all getting old together and we are just all feeling it.......quite a quandry....the desire to fight it is stillthere...funny about old age...the brain still thinks we are 18...but the body says..NOPE....

Maria7 on 05/18/2020:
Wow...the online meeting sounds quite 'lackluster' with talking of adding things to beverages...I guess they may be talking about coffees...I would not want to be 'seen', either. Yes, we all think we are 18...until we have a 'good' look in the mirror (before we are all fixed up, that is)...The mirror doesn't lie...Sagging is inevitable...Smile.

bearcountrygg on 05/18/2020:
Very true......


Donkey on 05/18/2020:
I think that a lot of people, especially those new to weight loss, aren't aware of the amount of calories they add to a drink. You and I are aware, but others may be oblivious.

For example, Male Co-Worker adds SO much flavored Coffee Mate to his coffee - easily 1/2 cup. My son is quite liberal with creamer too.

My husband likes his tea VERY sweet. I hear that sweet tea (iced) is very popular in the South. Lots of sugar!

Then, there's the conversation that flavored water, like Crystal Light, doesn't add calories but can trigger binge eating.

Also, havin' a big ol' glass of Crystal Light does no good if you eat half a bag of Doritos with it. (LOL)

So just saying that I can see a conversation coming from that.

Finally, for me, I stopped using saccharine in my coffee by telling myself that it was like adding a spoonful of antifreeze. Not really, but if it causes cancer, then it's not a good thing.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2020:
I'm finding the virtual meetings too boring........I've read so much over the years....there just isn't anything new to hold my attention......I'm finding it a waste of my time.....I looked at the schedule yesterday...decided to maybe watch a 5:30 one...and then never thought of it again until just now.......I guess that says maore to me than anything......i got the notice a couple of days ago that as of June 8th they will be charging my credit card more than $50 a month....so i went and cancelled it.........I'm definately Not getting $50 plus dollars worth per month.


Donkey on 05/18/2020:
^ I should have been in on the WW meetings. Seems like I had a lot to say about beverages!

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2020:
LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2020:
I got sleepy after breakfast today and went right back to bed also!

Like you I’m loving salads lately (you mentioned salad not sure you love em) and lately just with olive oil, salt, pepper :)



bearcountrygg - Sunday May 17, 2020
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Got up and once again was wanting salad......well...since the last shopping trip when I soaked the lettuce in vinegar water and rinsed it...and was unusable when i went to prepare it a couple of days later......the desire for lettuce hasn't left....so I went to the local store today...plus 2 Dollar Generals and the gas station........it sure was nice to get out....now I have the gas tank full......, D has his snacks and i got ( for the first time)....a couple of thos bagged mixed salads...wiped everything down with clorox water and  decided it was good enough......I went through 3 masks ( paper ones).....D said I should have reuswd the first one.......our store was out of a lot of things...no TP...clorox cleaning wipes, shower cleaner etc........and many areas were bare......a lot of meat that had stickers on it saying "previously frozen"...but now thawed NO THANKS.......some oddly BROWN meat...no thanks to that too.......but did find a couple of packages that were okay.......Dollar Generals both had TP............came home tired.......doesn't take much to wear me out these days.........but all is well.......need a nap today...yet I slept all night without getting up.......but....naptime anyway.

Making lunch now and then plan to just relax today.....usually sundays are like that.  Late this morning...with the cat on my lap...I fell asleep briefly to wake up with the d=cat in my face...looking at me like There was something wrong...LOL

After lunch...another nap...up now and still sleepy......raining........too tired to do much...loaded the dishwasher......set out clean sheets for bed.......and just being lazy.

 

Donkey on 05/17/2020:
I find that a lot of the "supply" just depends on what store you hit at what time. I'm not sure how I feel about the "previously frozen" meat -- I think I'd be OK with that if I were going to cook it right away. It just means you can't refreeze it, I guess. However, I respect your trepidation. If faced with the same situation, I might pass on that as well.

It is cooler and rainy here today, so it's kind of a "relax" day by design. We'll be all rested up for Monday, right? (lol)

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2020:
I was buying meat for the freezer...so i wasn't happy with most of what they had....did find a couple of packages though.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2020:
Running errands has always made me tired lol

I’m so glad you found some meat you liked enough to buy. I always like to get in some meat during the week as well.

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2020:
We make sure to eat some protein every day....I would be fine with eggs only...but D expects meat.poultry or fish for lunch everyday.



bearcountrygg - Saturday May 16, 2020
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Looks like a beautiful day here today.........just going to stay busy with whatever happens...no set schedule.  Puppy is adorable.6 weeks old ..and full of round worms...so went to the vet within his first hour here......eats like a horse to the point of stuffing himself.....and at times looks like a roly poly........will have to take the self feeder away...and feed him on a schedule.......he is a binge eater for real.  Multiple meds for him for a few days.......so this will be fun........but he's worth it.

Planning to spend more outdoor time......since it is so nice.

Breakfast was coffee, eggs and toast

lunch will be chili dogs, corn and noodles, chocolate

evening will be apple....and what ever else sounds good.

Found 2 pkgs of meat in the freezer that had to be thrown out last night...Not happy with that......need to concentrate on using up what is here again...throwing out  bad food is such a waste........it is so easy to bring new stuff in and plavce it on top of the older stuff......rotation has not been a strong point for me...need to get on that.......

 

 

 

Donkey on 05/16/2020:
Glad you're having some nice weather! I take it all your snow is gone :-)

Puppy sounds so cute. I've had dogs and I've had cats. I think dogs do better with scheduled eating, rather than the free range system I have set up for the cats. Roundworm is no fun though - ugh.

It pains me to throw out any meat. I'm sorry that happened to you too.

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2020:
Snow is gone now. Yup..pup food wjill have to be rationed....once i told B to take a large paper grocery bag of 100% meat to the basement and I would put it in the freezer...and forgot...for 2 days.....that was about 35 years ago...i swear I will never forget it....$100 worth of meat..in the garbage....still makes me sick to think about it...but it was in the days when there were not enough hours in the day.....and slipped my mind.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2020:
When puppy is better I hope you’ll post him for us to see :)



bearcountrygg - Friday May 15, 2020
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Wet and foggy here today.........D is excited about picking up 2 puppies today...one for us and 1 for a friend....who will pick her up later today....the friend is a wounded warrior...a young fellow that was wounded in Iraq.......he can't wait either....kind of nice to have something to look forward to in these times..........our puppy will be stuck with us 2 old foggies...LOL...the little girl pup is going to a new home with 3 little girls under 6...I'm sure they will all have a ball.....but first...D will be crossing the mackinac bridge in the fog and rain....always a dicey 5 mile drive in bad weather each way......this morning.....so he will be gone for a few hours.......probably the longest break we will have from each other in months...LOL....I think we are both okay with that...LOL

I have a lot to do around here while he is gone...and I plan to make good use of that time......I always get a lot more done when I'm here alone....................

So far....just black coffee..............

D made himself 2 hanburgers to take on his road trip today....and they smelled sooo good.....whe he left...I made that for my breakfast....so

Multi vit, extra c, extra d, extra zinc, omegas, turmeric, elderberry gummy

coffee

2 slices 12 grain bread

beef

cheese

mayochup

I'm full and it should hold me for several hours...and if I begin to tell myself I'm hungry again...I'm lying...so don't pay attention to that!!!  I can wait for lunch!

Donkey on 05/15/2020:
Congratulations on the new puppy. I hope the cat is ok with it.

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2020:
I hope so too...LOL


innerpeace on 05/15/2020:
New puppy! How exciting. Thank you for the pie pan advice with the puzzle pieces. Brilliant ideal I would have never thought of. I hope you husband stays safe driving over the bridge. Have a great day.

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2020:
I'm hoping that the fog clears up there before he gets there. The beauty of the pie pans is...no more knocking pieces on the floor...and it makes narrowing down the choices so easy....I thought she had a brilliant idea too!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2020:
Soooo jealous of you me new puppy ! I’d love one but cannot manage it once I go back to work :(

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2020:
It's hard to have a dog in an apartment.......we have had a blind cat in one and and that was bad enough....the cat would howl sometimes and bother the upstairs neighbor......a dog barking wouldn't be a good thing for sure. Your little buddies are a lot better in an apartment.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2020:
Yeah I agree. And I want to spend time with a dog when I do get one - now is not the time :(



bearcountrygg - Thursday May 14, 2020
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Things going really well here.........

I've been following so many avenues of this pandemic.......I'm not a doctor...and I don't  play one on TV either....but...I'm convinced of a few things.

This virus was here in Michigan..( especially northern Michigan)...as far back as late october...but definately since November.

My daugter in law got it...and gave it to my son B.....they were both very sick.....headaches for months...fever, body aches....some delirium from the fever....My daughter in law caught it at the school she works at....where she said...kids were sick...not going to school...and some even passed out at school.

Schools in northern Michigan were closed here for several days....not enough teachers to teach small classes.

So many went to hospitals and drs...and yet when they were tested for the regular flu...it was negative..so people were told they either had a virus ot pneumonia...........The general consecious now is that it was covid-19

The interesting thing is no one was put on a ventilator......

People now are not dying of covid...they are dying or Cytokine storm...which is a condition where a previously sick body with a poor immune system...gets covid-19...and they are so sick anyway...that their bodies just quit......that is Cytokine storm.  As always...the elderly die of multiple health issues and are especially vulnerable...so those who were elderly and unwell...have been dying of Cytokine storm/previous health issues with covid-19 in their system....no one questioned it last fall...because the people were already old and sick.

My answer to all of this is....and IT'S JUST MY OPINION.........is that the best thing we can do...is of course wash hands well and frequently........avoid sick people..........AND DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO TO BUILD UP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM........Eat well........take vitamins......we have added zinc. elderberry and extra vitamin c and d along with our multiple vitamin. We are also eating the real form of black licorice.

Wear a mask in public as needed...BUT NEVER DRIVE WITH A MASK ...if you are alone or with others from your household........wearing a mask too long can cause hypoxia...you can pass out...especially when driving.

Don't be fearful.......fear  LOWERS the immune system

Be proactive....take precautions......but don't get scared.  Just take the needed precautions.  Stay out of crowds unnecessarily.

People are wearing gloves all wrong..probably better to not wear gloves and just wash hands and use sanitizer after leaving a public place....use it on the steering wheel  too.

Do things that make you happy.......that raises the immune system.......eat well...take vitamins and build your immune system........get good sleep.......between 10 PM and 2AM....the body builds the best immune response.......try to spend the hour before sleep ( lets say 9PM until a 10PM bedtime)...relax...turn off electronics, take a bath or just relax and wind down....prepare for sleep....( if you have kids...then you know how to calm kids before bedtime....do that with yourself).......

This isn't a death sentence...this is promoting good health and a strong immune system..............Do things that make you happy...eat well.....take vitamins......wash hands...get good sleep...stay active..relax and just do what you can......remember...soap and water and laundry detergent kill this virus...it's actually very weak...........we can run it out of town will a little effort.

A healthy, strong immune system with a few precautions like any flu season actually will make a huge difference.

Beacuse I need to remind myself to follow my own healthy habits......today...I will record what I do and what I eat.

Multiple vitamin, extra C, extra D, extra omegas, extra zinc, elderberry gummy, turmeric

Breakfast = black coffee and 2 boiled eggs

In the AM we looked for things in the basement that we will need for a new puppy that D is picking up tomorrow....also picking up another one for his friend   who will get his from us tomorrow as well...in between I did a lot of laundry, paid a bill and took it to the mailbox and drug the garbage can back to the house.  Took 2 days frozen meat from the freezer ...fought back the avalanche of things that wanted to fall out of the freezer...( I swear...I want my old chest freezer back again...this upright is a problem) and chatted with son T. on the phone

Lunch = a beer brat, peas, mashed potatoes and gravy and a sf drink mix in a big glass of water.

thinking I will relax this afternoon and watch some youtube.............and continue with the laundry.

Afternoon = cookies...( made me happy  LOL)

 

 

 

innerpeace on 05/14/2020:
Great advice! I find myself on the end of the scared stick. I only have went to work where I'm enclosed in a six foot square plexiglass box and home. I have rode around in the vehicle and sat outside, but I haven't wondered into a store with people since the beginning of March.

And I saw a meme that read...this virus is so smart it knows the difference between a grocery store and a salon. For real though...I don't think it matters where you go if you get up in the face of someone who is infected you are more than likely catch it...

I'll just stay home...and take my precautions...do the things!

bearcountrygg on 05/14/2020:
Try not to be scared IP....you are taking the precautions.....you eat a variety of foods....so that is great....I do think that the governors ( at least ours)...is taking it too far....but we have to live with that. I think pumping up the immune system is the best thing we can do...so that if we do catch it...we will have a milder reaction to it......you are doing things right!!


Maria7 on 05/14/2020:
Wow, amazing post! Thank you for sharing all of this with us. Very good advice. Encouraging, too. I'm still visiting my Mama outside her window. Saw her today and her nurse let Mama talk on her phone to me on my phone while I was on other side of the glass. Mama in her bed, but she could see me. I am happy to hear that you and your Family are all well now. Have a blessed evening.

bearcountrygg on 05/14/2020:
I'm so happy to hear that you can visit your Mom!! So nice for both of you......!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2020:
I agree with you that we just have to do what we can and not stress too much beyond what we can’t do. I agree with the multivitamin and staying healthy overall.

Hopefully we will be getting past the point we are at to a normal we are more used to and something more similar to the past ..

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2020:
If we are healthy...then we will have the flu and it will pass......it's the flu....the flu comes around every winter....we can do this.


Sunny2020 on 05/14/2020:
Thank you for this piece! Very interesting, and I will follow your experience.

Thank you! Sunny2020

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2020:
Welcome Sunny!


Donkey on 05/15/2020:
Folks want freedom but then refuse to wear a mask when out and about. The stupidity is maddening.

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2020:
I don't want to go in any building without one......if nothing more than to keep my hands off my face......there always seem to be the ones tempting fate....not me...I'm playing it safe.



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