In case you hadn’t noticed, these are some strange times. This whole thing has just been totally wacka-doodle, but I feel that right now things are even stranger.
I personally am someone who generally thrives on routines and predictability. I tend to feel uneasy when I don’t know what to expect or when things are changing all the time. Obviously, right now everything is up in the air. Across the country businesses are starting to open up, very slowly in some places and more quickly in others, but we just don’t really know exactly how “normal life” is going to look within 3 months, 6 months or even a year.
This week I was out of my house more than any week prior so far since lockdown began in March. Actually, I realized that Tuesday (the day we got Flint and Steel and had to drive into Madison to the pet store) was the first time I had been out of my town since we drove home from the airport on March 23! I had only personally been to the grocery store once before this week, Target once, the post office once, to the library for a curbside pickup and to a few drive-thru restaurants. Crazy! It’s so weird.
But this week, with my days off, I ended up having a few errands to run.
I had an Amazon return to drop at the UPS Store, I needed to stop at a lumber store to place an order for some base moulding for our never-ending kitchen remodel, I needed some things from Target, we needed groceries and I needed to pick up a larger hamster house from the pet store.
|While at the pet store, I picked up this great pet “play pen” for the guys! I’ll have to take a picture of it when the boys have all of their toys in there….they set up their wheels, tubes, etc. and it’s like a whole hamster amusement park!|
I ended up feeling very “turned off” to the whole experience of being out, for lack of better words. This was actually the first time that I had worn a mask in public (as I said, I had had extremely limited trips out before!). I did not enjoy wearing the mask at all. I’m not saying I won’t or shouldn’t, I’m just saying I didn’t like it. It felt very surreal to be putting a face mask on to go into TARGET. I just really didn’t like it! It felt like a sci-fi movie or something and it gave me an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach.