|Interurban trail had a little snow|
On Saturday, after all the snow we got last week, we expected a bit of snow still on the trails. Mel and Chris and I headed off to the Interurban trail in Fairhaven and went a good distance before we got to this point, where we decided it would be a good idea of strap on our microspikes. We did, and then instead of skirting the icy patches, we went right for them. It was a lovely five-mile walk, in good company and happy that we had some little spiky daggers we could use to navigate the ice.
Then yesterday, Sunday, the sun decided to come out for the entire day, and Mel and I went down to Squalicum Harbor to walk around in the sunshine for a short walk. It was packed on the sidewalks, since everybody wanted to have a little bit of those delightful rays hit our smiling faces.
And then today, Monday, it's raining again. But at least it's rain and not snow for a change, with warmer temperatures. If it weren't for this latest omicron wave, it would be a good time to get some shopping done. I went to the grocery store masked and hoped to get out before it got crowded. When I pulled into the parking lot, I noticed that it was quite bare, with not many cars. Just right for staying away from others, I thought.
But when I went inside, I realized quickly that there were very few items on the shelves. The kitchen was also closed, because the entire staff is in quarantine, out with covid. The shelves have nobody to restock them. It's simply everywhere! My friend John (whom I had not seen for three days) called me last night to tell me he's tested positive for the virus, too. So far I seem to be free of the virus, but who knows for sure? I don't have any symptoms, but that's no guarantee I am not carrying it, even though I'm triple vaxxed and wear my mask when I'm out. John did develop a sore throat and blocked sinuses, so he bought a rapid at-home test and sure enough, he's got it.
Since the food I went to the store in search of was unavailable, I decided it was perfectly okay for me to buy a piece of pre-packaged but homemade raspberry cheesecake to go with my coffee. And boy it was sure good! Glad I didn't buy any more of it, because it was delicious and I wouldn't have been able to stop if I had an entire cheesecake.
Now that everyone I know is coming down with the virus, I think it's a perfect excuse to become a hermit. With a laptop, iPad and iPhone, that is. I'll be glad when this wave has passed.
Be careful even with spikes. Do your walking sticks have a spike option too? I've used my slip=on L L Bean cleats to even think about crossing an icy patch in a constantly melting and refreezing parking lot. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
Become a hermit and stay safe!ReplyDelete
Yes, we are hunkering down again too. I guess the good news is that if we do catch the virus, it hopefully will just be like a bad cold at worst. but then I have reason to stay healthy and not get it.ReplyDelete
DJan eating cheesecake?! Definitely not the normal. Enjoy what you can.
It sure looks like we are all going to get this virus now, Jan. I hope we can get the booster shot first.ReplyDelete
Our stores have barren shelves...odd, 'cause produce,meats, and paper products are abundant. Don't get it?!!ReplyDelete
These days you have to get out when it's nice because who knows how long it will last and when the next nice day might happen.ReplyDelete
I think you are being even harder hit that we are. We're being careful too.ReplyDelete
It sure will be good when it has all passed, though in Hawaii, life is buzzing along as normal even though our Covid numbers are in the thousands. Many people who test positive have mild or no symptoms and maybe that is a good sign - that the majority get Covid and it becomes a passing virus getting weaker and weaker in negative consequences.ReplyDelete
Can't tell you how many people I know where this virus has run through their families. Stunning numbers. Fortunately none have been hospitalized but many really sick. Think we all might become technology hermits. No time to get careless I guess.ReplyDelete
Whenever I'm at work I take rapid tests. Negative thus far.ReplyDelete
UGH! My brother was just diagnosed with COVID also! It is definitely spreading quickly. Now following you from Musings. Stay safe - hugs!ReplyDelete
Sigh... My brother and sister-in-law just got a positive too. My brother says his symptoms were mild with lots of nasal congestion. My sister-in-law got over it in a week, but had a bad head-ache, diarrhea, congestion. I've got my fingers crossed that you and SG will be able to dodge this "bullet."ReplyDelete
Our stores are empty because those delivering the food and those packing the shelves are either infected or in isolation.ReplyDelete
This too will pass.
I am very glad that you had some delightful walks in equally delightful company.
Same situation here, DJan. stay safe!ReplyDelete
I agree with EC... and that 'this too will pass'. We just have to be careful and wait it out. However... having said this, I just sent a note to our doctor saying that DH has had cold like symptoms for the last 3 days, coughing, sneezing, and nasal congestion - no fever and otherwise, feels fine. Should he get tested? He has been been vaccinated and boostered. Waiting for an answer...ReplyDelete
Like Patti we've become technology hermits. We have a BA in Netflix, an MA in Youtube and a Phd is zooming.ReplyDelete
Hopeless cause though it might be--but I'm still trying not to get it. I'm caring quite a bit for my 89 year old diabetic mother who probably wouldn't survive it.ReplyDelete
I am sorry that John is ill and hope he recovers soon. Glad that you are still healthy.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's hermit time again! ;)ReplyDelete
Someone said it is just a matter of time before we all get it. Sad to think that way. Hope John recovers okay:)ReplyDelete