Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- Although the snot monster hasn’t been fully vanquished yet, I’ve been feeling much better this week.
- I had to head to the pharmacy to pick up some meds, and was surprised to see a decent amount of toilet paper in stock (at my local grocery store it’s still flying off the shelves as soon as they can restock it). While I was out I decided to pick up some food from my favourite burger joint. They’ve got it set up so you can order and pay online, and just show up at the designated time, grab your bag of food, and off you go. Yum yum yum.
- I had my second phone visit with my GP. I do still prefer in-person visits, but the phone thing is pretty convenient.
- The weather has been sunny and warm, which is nice. As the days get longer, the birds outside start singing earlier. Most of the birds get going shortly after 5:30, and my woodpecker does his first peck on the bbq around 6:45. I’m sure the neighbours aren’t that impressed, particularly on weekends, but too bad so sad. He’s been with me for 3 1/2 years now.
- Last year I had a parsley plant go to seed, and I sprinkled the seeds around the soil in the planter hoping they would do their thing on their own. This week I popped out to the balcony to have a look, and discovered lots of parsley starting to grow. This will make the guinea pigs very happy.
- I found it very interesting that searching for COVID-19 on Pinterest gives the message “Pins about this topic often violate our Community Guidelines, which prohibit harmful medical misinformation. In some cases, we may choose not to show any search results for this topic at all.” Searching for COVID-19, coronavirus, and pandemic all yielded that message and no search results. On a related note, Google AdSense allows me to moderate ads that appear on my site, and this week I had to block and report an ad for something claiming to prevent coronavirus infection. I’ve read a few news stories about various people, including chiropractors, naturopaths, and an acupuncturist, claiming to be able to prevent infection. As punishment, I think these folks should be denied all access to toilet paper for at least a year.
- I was followed on Twitter by a group called Kick Mental Health, who aim to “combat mental health through physical activity.” They were very receptive and changed it when I pointed out the problem with that message, but it does puzzle me that some people don’t realize that while mental illness may not be so great, mental health is a good thing.
- Speaking of Twitter, I saw someone post a picture of their fresh cutting. For me, that’s an automatic unfollow. I have no problems with people talking about self-harm, but pictures don’t help the person posting to access support and only end up triggering the people who see them.
This is Casper hiding behind the hay rack, although you can see her black eye peeping out next to the cute little curl of hair around her ear. The hay rack seems to be Casper and Oreo’s security blanket for whatever reason, and they like to snuggle up to it in its rusty wire glory.
How has your week been?