Only In . .


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This is a story from a couple months ago in Virginia still brings a chuckle https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/us/watermelon-head-louisa-arrested-trnd/index.html?utm_term=15898838044280cf1a9230be4&utm_source=Five+Things+for+Tuesday%2C+May+19%2C+2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=207729_1589883804433&bt_ee=j0HjusCh7800I58gk69SORpyJploxpqvSKMC0SsiPONksf8tqgGys3NQt2D7%2FQHl&bt_ts=1589883804433

Now, that’s using your melon!

. .until next time.

Grief and a Pandemic


Grief under typical circumstances in challenging but experiencing it during a pandemic makes it even tougher.

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It’s been 30 days since we laid our Mother to rest and there are days it still doesn’t seem real! Grief is a process like riding a roller coaster filled with emotional highs and lows and thrown.

The Coronovirus has changed how we grieve as a family. No funeral, only a public viewing for 1 hour, and guests are allowed in groups of 10 at a time; masks were mandatory and no close contact. The graveside service was private for 10 -12 family members. No family cars and only household members are permitted to ride in the same car.

We usually get together as a family to share a meal following the burial of a loved one and we weren’t able to do that either.The health threat to our elder members was too great so we returned to our respective hotels and ordered in.

Our plan…

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Grief and a Pandemic


image credit: K. Henderson

It’s been 30 days since we laid our Mother to rest and there are days it still doesn’t seem real! Grief is a process like riding a roller coaster filled with emotional highs and lows and thrown.

The Coronovirus has changed how we grieve as a family. No funeral, only a public viewing for 1 hour, and guests are allowed in groups of 10 at a time; masks were mandatory and no close contact. The graveside service was private for 10 -12 family members. No family cars and only household members are permitted to ride in the same car.

We usually get together as a family to share a meal following the burial of a loved one and we weren’t able to do that either.The health threat to our elder members was too great so we returned to our respective hotels and ordered in.

Our plan is to hold a memorial service in the future for family members not able to attend so that we can celebrate her together, she would have wanted that.

Hit or Hype: Pack & Wipe Compressed Towels


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We recently traveled out of the state for the first time since the shelter in place was declared in March. Hotels operate differently in this new “normal”. Plexiglass partitions maintain social distancing for check-in and check-out along with the six feet markings on the floor. There’s no continental breakfast, complimentary cookies, or fruit infused water (which would’ve been so refreshing after a day in the oppressive Southern heat). Housekeeping will only enter your room when it’s vacant, and the front desk called to inquire about room service (towels, linen, etc.).

In preparation for the trip, I began searching for disposable cloths primarily for face cleansing instead of reusing the hotel towels provided. There were several brands to choose from (many looked so small and fragile) then I discovered Pack-n-Wipe. This video demonstration along with customer reviews was helpful in making my decision https://www.amazon.com/vdp/68fbcf8116ec42b8896bc454c9fbb3c2?product=B00T6QOZRI&ref=cm_sw_em_r_ib_dt_NzTjbXPb2NkMQ.

The size is listed as 8.5 x 11 and is large enough for face or body use, which I tried and was pleasantly surprised. The convenient storage container (included)

kept them out of the way of my other toiletries and dried quickly after use. I didn’t reuse mine but it’s nice to know that’s an option. They would be perfect for Moms with young children, car trips, camping, and cookouts – all you need is a little water to activate.

I am very impressed with the quantity/price and quality of these disposable towels and they have now become one of my travel essentials.