Homemade Face Masks


I’ve been making fabric face masks for a few weeks now.  I do this mostly on the weekends when I’m not at work and have more time.  They are going just as fast as I can make them.  Today I took half a dozen into a local pharmacy and the girls there about cried because they were so happy to have them.

I’m not on the front lines of the COVID-19 horror, thank heavens.  I think that we all have an obligation to do what we can.  This I can do.  I’ve asked my co-workers for fabric donations and have had a good response.

With the change in attitude about whether or not we should wear face masks in public, it won’t be long before it will be mandatory in the US.  These masks will also ease the demand for medical masks needed for health care workers.

If you Google homemade face masks, you’ll find lots of different patterns.  YouTube also has some good how-to videos.

If we all pitch in and do what we can to get through this, it will be less painful for everyone and be over with sooner rather than later.

Stay Safe, Stay Well and Stay Home.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  Penny ❤

 

Hello, from 6ft Away


REBLOG:  Please check out this positive approach to the Stay at Home Mandate.  Enjoy!

COVID Operations

Hello, fellow humans.

Welcome to COVID Operations. My first post is a small brief about this Operation.

COVID’S contagion is joy, laughter, and stories written from a 4th floor apartment in New York City.

Save the Face Masks for the Hospitals

I am here to keep sane during this global pandemic. Fear is spreading across the globe. Let’s slow the rate of infection.

Before clicking follow, you should know…

  • My bike is my magic carpet.

  • I’m an Australian living in New York.

  • I bought three fish when self-isolation laws came into effect.

  • Two of those fish, Cora and Rona, have already died.

  • Sometimes, I forget hand sanitizer when I leave the house.

  • I ordered 24 bottles of red wine when the first case of Corona hit NYC.

  • I sailed from Australia to Burma once. Well, I was on a boat that sailed from Australia to Burma.

  • Carnival, the third fish…

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Connection


Since I am still going to work every day, my family worries about me during this uncertain time.  I do my best to reassure them that we are very careful and being as safe as we can be.  It’s just a skeleton crew at work right now.  I get texts and phone calls now much more often than I have in the past.  I miss my family and my friends.  I’m sure you do too.  Reaching out and communicating is incredibly important right now.  I’m touched and feel loved with each text, email or phone call.  It’s not as good as a hug, but it’s just as important.

Please be sure to take that minute to send a text or make that phone call.  It might just mean the world to the person on the other end.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny

Doing What’s Right For All


I’ve been feeling rather Uninspired lately, as you may have noticed.  Laying low, not writing and not posting much at all.  Since my little dog, Rocket Always makes me smile, I thought photos of him were just the ticket today.

We are all inundated with news about COVID-19.  The uncertainty of these times has everyone on edge and it’s hard to find the silver lining in all of this.  I was talking to my BFF on the phone the other day and we started talking about the GOOD that we are seeing in those around us, dealing with this pandemic.  People are stepping up.  Neighbor helping neighbor.  I know those that are volunteering to run errands, shop and make home deliveries to those that can’t get out, like the elderly.  People are putting on local food drives to help those in need.  People are hearing from those that they hadn’t heard from in years, just to check in to see how you’re doing.

Politics aside, in my opinion, we have not been on a UNITED front for Any reason for a Very Long Time.  Remember all the stories you would hear about how we all came together and sacrificed for the good of ALL during WWII?  People banded together and did what was good for everyone.  Not because there was something in it for them, but because it was the right thing to do.  It’s time to do that again, folks.

I am blessed in so many ways in these turbulent times.  I have The World’s Best Boss.  He is doing everything in his power to make sure that we are all safe and taken care of.  My job is considered part of the the Construction Industry, therefore considered Essential.  So I am still working.  We are teleconferencing, etc. to maintain our distance. The office only has 3 or 4 people in it right now and we are all aware of the 6 ft. distancing thing.  We are cleaning, hand sanitizing, etc. to be as careful as we can.  So I am fine.

The only place I’ve been for weeks now is work and home, with the exception of a few walks in the park with Rocket.  So my Best Friend, Rocket has been another huge blessing in my life.  My life would be so quiet and empty without him.  He makes me smile and laugh every day.  (something that is SO needed in life right now!)  If nothing else, he’s a reason to get out of bed everyday!

Rocket is my Office Assistant and goes to work with me on most days.  This is a photo of him at the desk, hard at work.  I try to leave all of the really big decisions up to him because his judgement is always tempered with not only wisdom but compassion and love as well.

At this time, be sure to stay in touch with those you love.  Reach out, if not physically, then send a text, make a phone call, email, whatever.  Just don’t lose touch.  Be there in spirit for them.  Stay Safe, Stay United and let’s Do What’s Right for All for Us.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤ Penny

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Sunshine and Spring Cleaning


I know I’ve been quiet lately.  But rest assured, all is well.  I took a couple of days off and did some spring cleaning, yard work and other chores that I have been putting off around the house. The reappearance of the sun helps to boost one’s mood. The coming forecast is calling for days and days of more rain. I know I should have invested in those ark building classes when I had the chance! 🙂