Daily Life During Covid-19 Part 7

16 Apr

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Oh My Hair!

I haven’t had my hair trimmed since February 4, 2020. In the grocery store, I am beginning to look at women with suspicion. Are their roots showing? Is their hair shaggy?

Are they sneaking out to an underground hairdresser?

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

I was so close to making it to my appointment before essential businesses were closed. Would it be wrong to text my stylist and say, “hey girl how are you and would you mind making me your first appointment when you are back in the salon?” Or, maybe I should have chocolate delivered to her with a note.

I am having issues with golf being essential but personal grooming is not. I predict a lot of women working from home through video conferencing will be sporting some form of hat. Once your co-workers have seen you with “house hair” there is no going back, especially if someone captures a screen shot. On the other hand, one could use the screen shots as leverage. I can imagine a lot of screen shots going on.

Wednesday we ventured out to restock our pantry and husband needed some man-store time. We headed for Sam’s Club first but it had a line so we drove past and went to Harbor Freight, the man-store. We treated ourselves to a drive-through lunch from Steak and Shake, and an in-car picnic in an empty restaurant parking lot with a space near the river and a tree for shade.

After our picnic we drove down to Port Canaveral to visit one of our fishing spots and got to see one of the Disney Cruise Line ships.

There were people fishing but when my husband attempted to use the restroom the doors were locked. (That seems kind of mean)

Instead of retracing our route from Sam’s Club to the port, we changed it up and took different roads. It seems when we don’t get out much, we appreciate familiar scenery more. This time when we pulled into Sam’s Club parking lot the line was moving so we parked and went in.

This was the first time I wore the homemade mask a friend gave me. A lot of people were wearing masks which I guess is good but I really dislike wearing one. God bless our healthcare workers who wear them for hours and hours.

We quickly picked up the items on my list and checked out. At the exit I asked the door manager if I would have to wait in line if I was picking up an online order. Good news! I would simply need to come to the exit door and would be allowed in. I think I will place online orders until the need for masks is over.

This morning I realized I didn’t pick up ground beef at Sam’s Club. It wasn’t on my list. So much for shopping quickly. My husband drove me to Publix Supermarket and I donned my mask. Can someone tell me how to wear a mask without fogging up ones glasses? I ended up taking off my glasses.

After choosing two packages of ground beef (Man am I ever going to stock up when it is on sale, it cost a lot!) I proceeded to the dairy aisle and came to a socially distanced, face to face with an older lady wearing a mask. She looked familiar, like a friend I haven’t seen in a long time. She was staring at me as I stared at her. I yanked off my mask with a grin and said Jan? It was her! We had a short chat and promised to get together if this crisis ever goes away.

In my prayer time this morning, I was feeling pretty whiny about the isolation. I felt convicted about my attitude. Seriously, I couldn’t willingly give 30 days of my life to have extra time to spend in God’s word? As a family we have been doing an online study on the names of God. Rebekah, our daughter is doing a study on the book of Nehemiah and I just started a study of the book of Job.

Like so many, we have found blessings in this pause even as we grieve for those who are suffering. I am reminded of Isaiah43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2019 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

4 Responses to “Daily Life During Covid-19 Part 7”

  1. Joan Zugelder April 16, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

    This hits the nail right on the head. Guess we all feel the same way and do the same things. At least it makes you feel like you are not quite alone.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis April 16, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

      Yes, it is good to not feel alone. I know you enjoy birds as we do. This year we are blessed to have Buntings back at the feeder. Watching them has been a pleasure. Hopefully your bird friends are entertaining you as well. Thanks for stopping by, Joan.


  2. divoran09 April 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

    excellent blog, I guess you’re heading for a new style. If it all lasts long enough you might even segue into a ponytail, now there’s an easy one to take care of.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis April 16, 2020 at 7:36 pm #

      I am well on the way to a ponytail. At the moment it is more like a Bobtail.


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