Still wearing masks here, although most of the stores now have signs that say if you are vaccinated, the mask-wearing is optional. I wear them much of the time, but this heat does make me less careful. Also WHO said even vaccinated people should wear masks and distance with the new DELTA variant running rampant across the globe. I am reading "The Premonition, a Pandemic Story" by Michael Lewis. It certainly tells the story of how hard researchers work and how stupid the government bureaucratic process is. Brought back memories of incidents that I encountered when working as a Fed. Of course, my work did not impact lives to any extent. Our Center for Disease Control is sadly crippled.
My cough has returned...ever so slightly. I have been monitoring it for a week and going back on the proton pump inhibitor (which sounds like a mechanical device, right?). I will email my specialist who is an hour's drive away and see what is going on and what we do from here.
I finally contracted with a cleaning service this week. I helped my mother clean her house starting at 10-years-old and except for the 2 years in Indonesia where I had a maid, cook, and night watchman, I have been the cleaner of my various abodes for decades. I am just tired of vacuuming, mopping, and dusting an almost 3,000 square foot house, and I have let great corners get covered in spider webs and dust. It is a VERY expensive service and the lady said that I could change my bi-weekly schedule to a monthly schedule down the road if I felt it was overkill with just two old folks living in the house. I will also have to adjust to having a stranger poke through my nooks and crannies, although they did say they try to send the same person each time.
My garden is blooming in all its glory just before the oven days start. I will post photos on my other blog.
Grandkids arrived for just a few hours on Sunday squeezing in their precious limited free time to visit us! I am so blest! Hope your weekend is cool, comfortable, and full of love.