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Ration or Not To Ration, That Is the Question....

Don't misconstrue my meaning...I care about each and all who grace me with friendship!!  But...With nothing but coronavirus [yes, it's one word] on the news and a large percentage of blogs and other social media outlets  'talking' on the same subject,  I've been trying to blog about  my own personal daily thoughts of this pandemic with humor the last few days...well,  I have become a big bore with this being on my mind day in and day out.  Yet, online, I  have read some worthy ideas and enjoyed the blog posts of some, and I continue to want to be informed.   I am gonna write this up and then stop the madness that this global sickness is creating in my soul.  Today, yes, I thought I'd join in on the conversation one more time. First off, our stores' shelves are becoming increasingly stocked since they shut down the city somewhat. People are beginning to stay home now that they accomplished hoarding TP. There is a limit, still, with one package per customer. That's okay with me. But, those with large families and children at home since public and private schools have been closed until further notice and some elderly being taken care of independently at those homes [not the nursing homes], I realize what a dire situation it can be for others. But, I can see a way around it. Most toilet paper packages [even if it's store brand], one package... let's say, is unscented, and the same brand has another package, this one lavender scented rolls....they have different universal product codes [UPC], which enables one customer to purchase different packages without the cashier's scanner picking it up as over-purchasing your limit, but still have the protocol of one package per customer! They can be purchased 'legally'. As any lawyer will tell you, there is always a loop hole. Like me tho, I have always showered after my daily routine in the bathroom, and the two of us have never had any shortages that we couldn't live without...we stock up all the time to replenish what is used [we live in hurricane alley y'know]. Then, again, if I did have a TP shortage, you may ask this of me:


Just how much would I use?





Well, I guess I'd reply: it  



Now, this is the last of my thoughts on the subject of the coronavirus, I don't want to dwell on the negatives any longer...Even if I have to become a shut-in before this all clears out and life becomes normal again...I will have fun making up something to blog about that I enjoy more [maybe even use props to create a masterpiece...lol]...A positive outlook from now on, it may well rub off and others will see a ray of sunshine instead of the gloom this year has been so far.
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28 comments :

  1. (((((((((((((gentle hugs))))))))))) coming your way, dear Anni. Love, Andrea xoxo

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  2. Hello, the shelves here are still empty of TP. I guess it goes as fast as they put it out. Even when it has a limit of 1 per customer. I would be thrilled to see this virus go away and things return to normal. But for now I will still wish you a happy healthy new week!

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  3. I am so tired of this lockdown, I said to Bob. I want to GO somewhere, anywhere, a thrift store, a 7/11, I don't care what it is I just want to go... I never want to go anywhere. this is in my head because I know I should not. not that I can't, but should not... I walk but that is now what I want to do.... since I am only shopping senior hour at WM I don't know about the store shelves. WM is fully stocked but that is because the store is closed and they restock and we seniors swarm the store... I want to know how it is during the day but not enough to chance going there.
    I am tired of bob and I discussing over and over and over the same things that are goin on over and over... in fact I am really tired of talking to bob....😁

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    1. Lol...yes, it is over and over (a lot of it is repeated again & again). Pssst, that's one reason I go out birding alone most times...Bud isn't a big talker, and when he does it too is repeats. Lol

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  4. Every two weeks for many years when we go grocery shopping I have picked up a 6 pack of TP. When this all started I had 5 packs to start. Nope, not going to buy more. Just start using less when nose blowing. Yes, we use TP for tissues. Always have. Frugality at its best! Not worried about it here. There is always my supply of paper napkins! It is the same with staples - one in use, one on hand. It's our way. Time will tell if we will run out.

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    1. For us, with toilet paper being so pricey, Kleenex would be and is a cheaper alternative. (For us anyway)

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  5. I've not been to the grocery store in almost 4 weeks, and not out in the world in almost 3 weeks. One day at a time is how I want to live each day. Be well, be safe ~ FlowerLady

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  6. I have learned I really could be more conservative in how much TP I use. Goodness you would have thought I was rich before with amount I flushed down the toilet each day. Definitely over kill for the job performed:) Now it is a count the square time and oddly, I am surviving. Same with food. Actually losing weight as I eat smaller portions to make a food last. This part could be good for us. This isolation and those being sick still stinks and can't leave soon enough. Stay well.

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    1. That's awesome with the weight loss. I read somewhere that the pollution across the continent has dropped drastically too!

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  7. I really appreciate your posts, and you are right, it's hard to find anything but that damned virus in the news. And I too am unhappy with my inability to go anywhere. At least I am not tired of hanging out with my hubby... yet. :-)

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    1. You and me both! We need a cure for this. Even with this I bet there will be a rise in births cone December...some women probably think these surgical masks are sexy on their men! (Kidding)

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  8. Great post Anni and you are so right.
    My Outlook on life needed a booster shot...thank you ❤

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    1. It is just getting a bit over the top with coverage (in my opinion). Especially with so much repeated over & over.

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  9. I am in no way glad this has happened, but you cannot imagine the blessing staying home has been for me. Just to not have to get up and get ready to go to breakfast every single day has given me a much needed break. Of course, I will be glad when things get somewhat back to normal.

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    1. I'm sure you like the break in the norm. Understandable.

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  10. I think it helps all of us to talk about what we are facing. Not complain, but to vent.
    That said, we are in a decent position here. Lots of places to walk outside. Our store shelves are good, and the supply chain is working well.
    Take care.

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    1. For me the media is like being married to Bud for over 50 years & I hear his childhood stories 1000 times & he'll repeat it again. Over saturated.

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  11. I had no idea, this is a really good tip! I always enjoy your posts, no matter what the subject is. We don't always have to try and put on a good face, I would like to think our followers can help each other deal with this sorrowful world now. But cheering others up is good as well!

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    1. Your words today, Ginny, are enlightening!

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  12. I agree, that we can get too much and too constant a feed of dreary news. i am trying to keep my blog mostly upbeat. There is still so much beauty around. I'll be waiting to hear what you will be posting. Stay well.

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    1. You said it...dreary and constant!! It's tiring. And so much negative doesn't help in the healing process.

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  13. No TP here yet. I may be in trouble soon!
    I agree - all we hear is Covid.
    I enjoyed this!

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    1. Well, hope it's one the shelves soon!!!

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  14. Now I'm curious to know if the stores have had a shortage of depends. The store I work at still has not been able to get toilet paper. I think the larger chains are getting supplies first.
    I'm a bit tired of all the talk but I have enjoyed the humor that's been created by it.

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    1. We need more humor if you want my opinion.

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