Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday

Well I am trying to stay positive in this time of uncertainty. As the British say...Keep Calm and Carry On.

A young cousin who is an ER nurse at Murray County Hospital posted an excellent guide on Facebook yesterday. She reminded us that some people will get it but it will not be worse case scenario. She suggested all the usual precautions and reminded us that God is in Control  What a balm to the soul that is in these anxious times.

One of my big probmes is keeping my hands away from my face. I tend to sit with finger on cheek while reading. I need to stop that!

I did make a grocery run early Monday morning at Publix. It was mostly older people there....not me of course as I am not elderly.:) I tried to keep my distance and I wiped my buggy down on arrival. Once arriving home I did a thorough hand washing and I did something that Marvin laughed at! What could that be you wonder?

 I set up a Listerine station. I have read that the virus lives in the throat for approximately three days. Now that is just what I read in an article about the virus and I am not sure if it is correct but the article recommended drinking lots of water to flush it out. As a nurse, I had a lightbulb moment. Why not gargle with Listerine after being outside of our home? It could not hurt. So I purchased little cups and a big bottle of Listerine. I was surprised that NO ONE has made a run on it as it could even be used as hand sanitizer in a pinch.  So we will be drinking water and gargling!

Now on to Wonderful things.

 Publix had bunches of flowers for 3 for $12. I picked up two bunches and now I have three bouquets in my home.   Daisies are such a cheerful flower stated Kathleen in You've Got Mail, which we all know is one of my favorite movies.  I put these by my sink.  The mixed bouquet is on the secretary in the living room. I had to purchase some green carnations for St Patrick's Day tomorrow.

I caught this picture of Marvin feeding the fish the other evening at Grimmwood. I was just using my new fancy filters or anything. I just love it.

One of our Canadian Geese was swimming on the pond on Sunday morning. We spotted him as we were packing up to leave. He did not even leave as we were making noise. He must like us. Usually there are two of them that are always together so we were a bit concerned about his/her mate.  You can see the footbridge that Marvin built over the creek. It allows us to get to the other side of the pond.  Again, just using my iPhone. I am thinking I may need to get some canvases made of these two pictures.

And for a  chuckle....

We picked up toilet paper in GA for us as well as the Roberts family. 

Now if this picture doesn't make you smile...well check to see if you are still alive! Sister Leta posted this on Facebook the other day for a friend of hers and it made me think of my dear friend, Diane, who is a Westie owner. She and her husband have rescued several Westies from Puppy Mills.

Have a blessed day dear friends. Let's all do our best to stay well.


Mary said...

The Westie photo is so, so adorable!! My Shop rite sells nice size bunches 3 for 12 too and I like to treat myself now and then to them. Fresh flowers always brightens up the house.
I'm laying low and am going to start making lists of all I want to get done while I'm staying home. I'm spending too much time looking at the latest news on the computer.
Will you be spending more time at Grimmwood? It's such a beautiful, peaceful place, I know I would!! Take care and be well. Mary & RJ

Sandy said...

Those two pictures are so very good. The iPhone can make us feel like photographers. You should definitely enlarge them and hang them.
I am doing my best to stay sane, but yesterday got me. I went to bed exhausted EARLY. I feel a bit better this morning.

Brenda said...

Love this. I sent you a note this week-thanking you for the lovely stitch set you sent me...the ocean/ favorite...take care and stay safe. Prayers

Brenda said...

P.S. When you see the notecard, you will see how much I love the ocean. lol

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, I enjoyed reading your Wednesday Wanderings! Made me smile especially the photo of the dogs at the end. You captured some great shots while you were at Grimmwood. Love the one you captured of Marvin feeding the fish. Be well and hope you are crossing lots of x's!

Terri said...

Love all your pictures!!

Carol said...

Such a wonderful photo of Marvin, Arlene! I think I need a new iPhone--am still on the 6S and it does great for close-ups, but not so great for images like that one you took. You are so blessed to have a place like Grimmwood to escape from all of the news and just be surrounded by nature.

Terri D said...

Both of those photos are definitely worthy of framing!! Glad you had a good time away at your beautiful Grimmwood! Stay safe & healthy! xoxox

Rian said...

Arlene, I've been using Listerine for many years, I use it after I brush my teeth on a daily basis. But... since this virus outbreak, I too use it the minute I return from outside. It's wash my hands and gargle my throat. Seems like a good idea to me. DH and grandson do it also.

Anonymous said...

Arlene, the stores weren't too bad when I last went. It was slim pickin's though. Thankfully, I have plenty of toilet paper! What a great idea about the Listerine! Even if it doesn't kill the virus, you all will have great breath! :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like your 'wonderful things'! We all need to share our good ideas and fun things during this trying time. And those dogs....oh, I wish I could HAVE one! heehee! So cute and cuddly! Enjoy your evening! Stay healthy and happy my friend.

Mari said...

I love, love, love those photos!
The dog pic is adorable.
I like your Listerine station - good idea!