Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Hunkered Down in Houston
And I'm not exactly hunkered down. Only on my days off. Despite my county's 'stay-at-home' order, I can't. I'm a nurse, so that makes me an essential employee.
I wasn't sure what to post today, or even if I should. I decided to keep my promise to myself to blog at least monthly, despite the pandemic.
There's enough scary news bombarding us, so I'll keep it upbeat.
I'm healthy, and so is my family. We have been blessed far more than we deserve. I buy groceries in bulk, so we had plenty going into this crisis.
I'm a nurse, so I have work and a steady income. And I work in the NICU, so I'm in a safer environment than most.
My kids are grown, so I was not forced to suddenly homeschool or scramble to find childcare. Most of my coworkers are not so lucky.
I thank God every day for all of this.
For those of you who sew and want to do something to help, consider making surgical-type masks. I found a group on facebook, Covid-19 Maskmakers, where people are pooling information, patterns, and resources, and listing locations that have needs.
One suggestion if you do this: make the inside of the mask a different color from the outside, so healthcare workers can see at a glance which side goes back against their face.
Thanks for visiting. Stay calm and stay safe. We will get through this.
I work six of the next eight nights, so replies and return visits might be delayed.