Mists in the Silence

New York, New York, 1955©Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos

It’s a misty morning here in NYC.
That and the silence of the relatively empty city
make for strange bedfellows
A surreal and beautiful moment

I am really going to miss the silence


Find the Sun and avoiding ‘scolds’

 

Several groups of researchers from different countries have found that the sickest patients often have the lowest levels of vitamin D and that countries with higher death rates had larger numbers of people with vitamin D deficiency than countries with lower death rates.

Note: The early research is not yet peer-reviewed, and other experts say the scientific proof is lacking that vitamin D could prevent COVID-19 or make the infection milder.

dievca is getting her Vitamin D early and away from as many humans as possible for the following reason:

scold

/skōld
verb
remonstrate with or rebuke (someone) angrily.

noun ARCHAIC•US
a person, in particular a woman, who nags or grumbles constantly.

Two women in full PPE suits and masks, power-walking in the middle of the road at Central Park scold the biker (15 feet away) for not wearing a mask.

Warning – the scolds are out, do not respond, and move away quickly. It could turn dangerous in more ways than one.

Photos: dievca, Hudson River NYC 05/2020

Good Advice from the Fortune Cookie

Photo: dievca fortune from cookie 05/2020

dievca had to run out to a smaller town in New Jersey for work.
BTW, groceries are cheaper.
And two Chinese Food Restaurants were open for delivery/pick-up.
(there are none open by dievca in NYC)

The monosodium glutamate (MSG) might kill you but
the taste of change and fortune is coming in a timely manner.

How are you holding up?

 

Positive Attitude Improves Your Mental Health

Approximately one in five Americans suffers from a mental health issue like anxiety or depression at any given time. While a positive outlook can’t prevent all mental health conditions, it can reduce your risk of developing depression and anxiety.


The way to look professional in a Mask.

President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova – rocking her new color-coordinated accessory, the COVID-19 mask.

dievca didn’t follow the matching vision from Slovakia….
she just bought a black mask for Master and the checkered for herself:

Maybe she’ll collect her sewing machine at her Mother’s and start color coordinating.

VIDA masks – click photo to purchase
10% of profits from the masks will be donated to SF-Marin Food Bank and Food Bank NYC.

This Protective Mask is made of 2 layers of 100% cotton, easily adapts to different sizes with adjustable straps, and features an integrated metal nose-piece to ensure a snug fit. Each mask comes with a multi-layer PM2.5 Filter featuring 2 layers of Meltblown Filter and 1 layer of Carbon Activated Fabric. Filters should be replaced every 7 days.
You can buy a 5 pack of the filters, designed to effectively block airborne contaminants.
Fits adults and kids ages 5 and up.

dievca also bought some simple spare masks from Nili Lotan:

Nili Lotan Face Masks – click photo to purchase
100% of proceeds go to NYU Langone.
All purchases of NL Face Masks help keep their employees working while contributing to the well-being of some of New York’s most vital essential workers.


Dreaming of a different Mask


On the Road, again.


Actually, the rental car is new and running very well.

Travel across was very easy.
Packing food was a good idea and I’d like to give a “shout” out to Ohio for the best rest stops.
Clean, spacious — amazing.
BTW – gasoline prices ranged from $1.99 to $1.15 per gallon – east to west.

Something interesting to note – the further away from NYC, the more lax people are about COVID-19.
Yes, it makes sense when your area has 180 deaths versus the 13,168 in NYC.
But seeing 65+-year-olds without masks and gloves in a Wal-Mart really stressed me out.

BTW – it was confirmed post-mortem that Dad’s death was not COVID-19.
Why do the test?
So, the Hospice nurses who neglected Dad would come back for Mom’s appointments.
still salty bout that

As for my Mom?
My Mom has blown through the stages of Grief and is getting ready to blow through them, again.
She is eating and sleeping well, for me at least.
Yesterday would have been Mom and Dad’s 66th Wedding Anniversary.

OK – as you read this, I am back in the car – starting Day 2 of the return trip.
Drive Safe!
Ciao~
XO


It’s been a long time…


and dievca is out of practice.