Mayhem and Coronavirus

It has been such a chaotic week.  Aside from the time change, the corona virus seems to have people on a darker edge that ripples person to person.  My husband and I missed two runs this week.  The first run we missed was due to a mishap with our alarm clock after day light savings.

Last night we missed our second run because we actually ran out of food… My husband and I usually buy fresh food on a weekly basis.  On Monday, we initially agreed to go grocery shopping Saturday, but after Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego County announced they were temporarily suspending in person schooling – it became obvious we may possibly not have food to last the weekend through next week.  Our local Trader Joe’s ran out of food, so we went to the nearest Mexican grocery market and filled our cart with fresh vegetables.  For the remainder of the night, we prepped food, packaged it in ziploc bags, and froze it.  

My husband and I try not to over-react with these situations but I’ve come to realize that other people’s panic is effecting me.  It’s become apparent that if I do not want to go hungry, people are hoarding in such large masses that I may not be able to feed myself if I don’t plan appropriately.

Right now I have half a gallon of water to last through the week.  My husband and I have not been able to buy water because it’s been sold out every time we’ve arrived at the store.  I ordered a brita filter in the mail and it’s scheduled to come in tomorrow.  We’re being pretty mindful with our water usage at this time until the filter comes in.

I am scheduled to work remote until the second week of April and most of my classes have moved online.  The city is eerily quiet.  I’m not sure what we are on the cusp of but I am sure of this:

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord




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