In working with wood, I bought N95 masks several years ago. They were, after all, the best ones one could buy. So shopping at Rona a week ago, they only had regular dust masks. I asked why they didn’t have N95 masks on the shelves yet. It’s been a year since the newest coronavirus had been discovered. Couldn’t the supply chain have ramped up supply for the demand by now?
I found an article when opening up a new Firefox browser tab. It’s entitled, “The Crushing Reality of Zoom School“.
Are students and parents doing this badly?
This morning I saw online several people with Zoom fatigue. In response, I wanted to share my thoughts.
My sister called me today – at work. She wanted to know how Mum was doing. Paramedics had come by the house yesterday to test Mum for the COVID-19 virus. The test wasn’t carried out because she was, according to other diagnostics, not infected. Had she been, she’d cease to be, already weakened by cancer.
I have noticed this with almost all cats – certainly all my cats.
I’ve used the slow blink thing as a way of communicating with them. It seemed to show a message of trust, and, with strange cats, their tails usually stop twitching back and forth. It’s nice to see this level of understanding with cats. … There are dog people, bird people, even reptile people – but I’ve always had cats – or, rather, they’ve always had me.
By now, everyone on the planet knows about the spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Every news agency in the world is reporting on this daily, and daily it gets worse. Our neighbour to the south, the USA, is said to be the worst of the industrialized nations. Their testing was and is inadequate, which let it spread without much check. Remember Ebola? They weren’t prepared then, either. Here to the north, we’ve closed our border with the US (the longest free border in the world), except for essential services, in hopes of stemming it.
I found this article while surfing the web today. It’s about how kids learn and the resulting issues that pop up.
I had some food poisoning today. Well, not sure if poisoning is the right word. I made some soup and included some dried foods left over from Korea. Bad thing to do. I rushed to the toilet several times. Unfortunately, I had to cancel one class today but caught the second one. On the way home, the fuel light turned on in the van. It reminded me that I hadn’t eaten much today, so I stopped at Wendy’s for a wrap. When I arrived home, Mother asked, “Do you have to go again?” I took this the wrong way, thinking “the toilet”. I replied, “Not sure yet, but thanks for asking.” She meant, “Do you have to teach again?” Ah, then “no”. Then Floyd asked, “Did you get rid of all that crap?” Again, I was thinking “sitting on the toilet”. “Uh… not sure yet,” I again replied. He meant if I threw out the dried food in the cupboard.
I’ve had a headache off and on for the past three weeks. I’ve had enough Tylenol to kill a horse. It’s been down to 1 out of 10 since yesterday. It’s ramped up to about a 6 some days. It really would be nice to get rid of this. Causes? Stress, the accident with the Soul (whiplash), caffeine withdrawal, something I ate or drank … hard to say.
M, one of my students, made his first goal for his team a few days ago. He plays lacrosse. I see him in the front yard tossing the ball back and forth with his mom sometimes. “Good work, sir!”