Hi! I can't believe July is over, how sad. July is my favorite month after November---both times of anticipation and joy. Today on the last day of this sad and unrealized July 2020, we are having a cooler day after last night's thunderstorm. The weatherman says hot and humid will be back tomorrow, with a possible hurricane coming later in the week. "Isaias"---I love that name. But oh my, just what we need, a hurricane.
L and I did get out, we rescheduled our first tentative peek out into the emerging world on the hottest day of the summer so far.
Our first most important destination was the gourmet grocery/health food store a few towns over. The store was clean and quiet, the cashiers behind plastic barriers like at a bank. I keep seeing these shields and think of how the Plexiglas manufacturers and distributors and installers must be really making a fortune from the pandemic. I'm reminded of Mr Robinson, in The Graduate telling Dustin Hoffman that the future lies in, "Plastics, my boy! Plastics!"
This store is so expensive--- a very small jar of organic mayonnaise, maybe one cup volume? was $9.00; a small basket of local strawberries, 9.99. I go there to buy vitamins and supplements, which they stock in palatable liquid form. A small bottle of liquid iron is I think $27.oo; I really must look for it online.
I was also hoping to find whole wheat kernels for my planned project of wheatbags [here] Wheatbags are used either hot or cold for pain and stress tensed muscles. Or even just for extra warmth on cold days. No wheat here! I bought spelt and buckwheat to try. Here are the instructions to make your own bags, though these are very reasonable priced. how-to
Their cut flowers are always beautiful and unusual, if out of my budget. I don't know what this flower is. Anyone?
Freesias in many colors, my fave is the pale blue.
Astillbe as a cut flower, unheard of!
After that we stopped by Old Navy. I really need a few more t-shirts for everyday, stay at home wear. But we chickened out. The store looked crowded and I saw groups of younger people entering without masks. L was willing to try but I didn't think it worth the risk.
Then we headed to the church flea. I was SO excited, as you know, flea markets are my very most favorite thing.
I was looking for jeans to recycle the denim for the wheat bag project, plus I wanted to look for a couple old books with sewn spines for making recycled "junk journals" , a very intriguing craft I learned about from blog friend Julierose. HERE
And last I had read about a new ice cream stand on the big town's reopened boardwalk. We are not sure we'd be allowed onto the boardwalk, as it is sometimes residents only and /or one needs a pass even in good years. But I thought we could try. Even L might eat a gelato outdoors? But then I read online that some of their workers, behind the front area, haven't been wearing masks, saying it is their Constitutional right to not wear a mask. Okay, if true--or even if just a rumor---that makes that treat another big fat No. How sad.
gone to the beach....