Just trying to get through another day. One step forward and two steps back it seems.
Is there ever a time we don’t worry about our children? It seems constant these days. I know she is strong and she will do right but there are days I just want them to be 5 years old again and protect them from the world.
Stay safe everybody. Some sunflowers to make all our days brighter.
After much debating in my head, I have finally got myself registered for the covid vaccine available. I am tired of not being able to travel and I know that I will be safer to myself and others by having the vaccine, and I can feel more secure getting on a plane and going anywhere at this point!
Be safe everyone and remember to mask up for everyone’s sake.
Well it just seems to get busier and busier every afternoon. We were told today that the 5 cashiers that were on managed to cash out 44 customers in 15 minutes! Go us!! It was a crazy afternoon but the customers were well behaved and there were no angry outbursts by anyone – customers or employees!
However, being on a lockdown and in a state of emergency, people are still tense and stressed. And we are hearing interesting stories from the customers!
Today one of our customers (a regular) shared a story of his daughter being in a local pharmacy this past weekend in a nearby town and there was an undercover policeman who ended up giving out a fine to a woman who had been there to purchase hair dye and curlers. Can you imagine? The story is that the policeman advised her that this was not a necessity and part of the lockdown is we are to be out shopping for necessities only. So – her “hair necessity” turned out to be a very major purchase – with a fine of $1,000!! Be careful out there people!!
Other than that, people seem to be behaving themselves, and our numbers here are going down. Hopefully the lockdown will do the trick and make our numbers magically disappear! Haha – wishful thinking on my part.
I was out delivering an Epicure order to a customer this morning, and as I was out walking, I came to the realization of just how lucky I am to live in a country like Canada. There are so many countries, including America, who are struggling with Covid-19 and political problems and while Canada is not perfect, we are truly a privileged country. Some may even say entitled. Despite my part of Canada being in a “state of emergency” and “lockdown” – I find these terms are used quite loosely and not many are following the regulations set out, we are not being bothered by by-law officers or the police to ensure that we are staying in, and I would say that we are very fortunate to have such freedoms.
My thought today is, as I say to everyone who leaves my till at the end of their purchase, is to BE SAFE. Follow the rules of your country, obey the laws and restrictions, and perhaps in a few months we will all be fortunate enough to meet up with family and friends and give them all a big hug.
This year has been tough on everybody, all around the world, so perhaps today is a good day to think back and be thankful for all the good things in our lives.
I am thankful for my family. My father and mother are both still with us, and despite the numerous health issues they both have, we are very lucky to still have them around. I am thankful for my siblings.
I am thankful for my children. And especially thankful for my beautiful grandson that greeted us this year.
I am thankful for so much this year, despite it being a rough year. There are always things we are thankful for, sometimes we just have to reach down inside us a bit deeper in order to find them.
Happy Thanksgiving and be safe this holiday season!