#Corona update 29.04.2020
5 km walk – done
(….it was cold!! Temp 5 C but is felt like 1 C in the wind)
Order online groceries – done
Don’t forget to get extra ‘anti viral’ Lindt chocolate – done
Watch Trump’s presser on Monday evening (…who saw it?)
Trump: “When somebody is the president of the US, the authority is total”. Has this man even READ the US Constitution? You should watch Trump lash out at a CBS reporter….it was incredible. The man is unhinged. – done
Now…time to relax and read the digital newspapers and #NeedCoffee!
Groceries (online delivery) have arrived on my doorstep….I never thought I would end up washing not only fruit/veggies…but also cans and containers!
Good vegetable wash: 2 cup (500 ml) cold water, 1/4 c (60 ml) vinegar and juice 1/2 lemon (optional) Tijd voor 2nd bakje koffie!
US politics never ceases to amaze me….we are all worried about Trump being re-elected. Don’t be distracted…we should worry about the MOST powerful man in Washington returning as head of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has written a BLOCKBUSTER article I urge you all to read. Stay healthy and stay informed!! #MoscowMitch
5 km – done
Read news: ….Trump declares US open for business in phases…Boeing factory opens next week….Hmmm. Be very careful. This is a virus you cannot see! #COVID19 testing of the entire crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier may have revealed an important clue: 60% of the sailors who tested positive showed no symptoms.
Needed my Friday (17 April) night glass of cognac just to face the news. Senators fuming at VP on conference call…same ol’blah blah from Pence. Trump instigating revolt in tweets “Liberate…Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia.” Opening up the USA without testing + track/trace follow up is an accident waiting to happen. It feels like Andrew Cuomo is the ONLY adult in the room. So….not going anywhere soon….we are in this for months to come. #Caturday foto tonight….plan to sleep in tomorrow morning! (see foto)
Sun is shining…took my 5 km walk which is my ‘escape’. Still I cannot stop thinking of NYC and what it is going through. I saw this photo this morning and it just touched a nerve. There is no escape in NYC.
If there is one thing positive out of this corona lockdown…I’m walking daily 5 km (per minute burn 4 caloires) before breakfast.
Last year in April….I could only walk 8 minutes and that was with pain. Thank God for my new hip! Just think, I can lose 1 kilo if I do this for 30 days and not go overboard on cookies and chocolate. It is a glorious morning and only met 2 walkers, 1 dog and 7 people on racing bikes. Now #NeedCoffee
Georgia Governor Kemp declares his state ‘open for business’. This is so reckless….and will cost lives! You cannot pretend coronavirus does not exist! Thank goodness Angela Merkel is the ADULT in the room and cancelled the October Beer Fest! #SeriousWiseDecision. Women leaders seem to handle more responsibly then the men! They don’t command, they empathize: NZ Jacinda Ardem, Denmark Mette Frederiksen, Finland Sanna Marin, Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir, Norway Erna Solberg and Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen. #BravoLadies
This is the stupidest thing I’ve read….“Jesus is my vaccine”. Good luck with that #TrumpBase
If it is Thursday….time to clean the floors, collect the groceries, flip bed matras, put on clean sheets and then in the evening enjoy my anti-viral glass of French cognac. #ViveLaFrance
5 km – done….I was up at 0555 hrs. Sleep is a ‘hit and miss’ event these days. Dreams are even crazier…this week I dreamt about Iceland, Jennifer Lopez and Dr. Fauci! Morning walk was serene…1 dog, 2 bikers, 1 walker. Today I left the house 1 x in 5 weeks…Mork needed food and flea pill from the vets. #NeedCoffee. This is a beautiful foto…the longer I look at it. Perspective (long road/path), diaphanous clouds and wisps of mist hanging low above the pastures. Every day is a gift!
5 km – done
Roving reporter….0630 hr
All Quiet on the Western Front!
This is one of the nicest and creative things I seen during this Corona crisis. A tattoo artist cannot open his store so he paints personal messages for nurses at Erasmus Medical Center hospital in Rotterdam. He gives them their very special nurses shoes (modern Dutch wooden shoes).
Today we celebrate our king’s birthday, Willem-Alexander. But this year we are staying home…no trips to Amsterdam for parties along the canals….no flea markets in villages….no nothing. I don’t even have a ‘oranjepouce’ (typical cake to celebrate this day…). So I’ll just have to sing the national anthem at 10 am as we all will do ….and have my Heineken tonight and raise a glass to staying save and healthy!
5 km – done
While you were sleeping….a new day begins! I had to run to get to this place on time to take the photo. The sun does not wait for anyone! #NeedCoffee
I still cannot concentrate reading a book…so I’ve turned back the clock! I was never a whizz in math (..languages and literature were my forte) ….but now I am determined to buckle down….as I should have in school. Today learning the area and circumference of a circle. #LookingForPositivesInLockdown
5 km – done
Now watching the news with my isolation partner.
Remember he sleeps 18 hrs a day!
Mork: “Wake me up when lockdown is over.”
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