Friday, March 27, 2020

Our Washer


Two days ago it broke.

Wendell went to Best Buy and was greeted by a sales associate . . . outside. No one was allowed inside. I liked that.  

The sales associate said that Wendell needed to order a new one online. There would be no installation, delivery to the door only, and no haul away of the old machine. All understandable, except I wish they would take away the old machine. 

New machine comes today . . . sometime from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

It's 6:49 a.m. right now. The guys are still sleeping. But I've been up since 5:00 a.m. so I'm ready.


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wendell's Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus


Wendell said that he didn't add anything . . . just wrapped bacon around asparagus and then broiled.

Ono.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Amazon Delivery


Mailman brought this at 7:00 pm last night. It was actually scheduled to arrive today. Can you guess what it is?

Toilet paper!!!  I was so happy that it didn't get highjacked somewhere along the way to my house.

I ordered it last week Thursday when Wendell said to check if Amazon might have. I was so surprised to see that they did have their house brand available. Only thing, I had trouble getting it into my cart. It was glitchy . . . the page freezing slightly . . . then saying "unavailable" . . . then not letting me finalize. But I kept trying.  It was a if I was virtually fighting with other people for the toilet paper. 

And then I won! LOL. 30 rolls for $19.99. 

Right after "winning" I tried again. It had become "backorder" and then "currently unavailable". It's been "currently unavailable" ever since. But I figure they must have supplies coming in, no? 

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BTW, how many sheets do you use?  I use two. Unless . . . you know . . . no can . . . .

TMI, yah.  La la la la la . . . . (fingers in ears) . . . 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On Da Desk


How are you guys doing? Staying safe I hope. Being cooped up is okay with me because staying at home is my favorite thing anyway.  Unfortunately, I may have developed an agoraphobia. 

I miss shopping at Ross the most, but just the thought of possibly catching something frightens me. Wendell even had to pick up my medicine from Longs for me. The furthest I've been for over a week has been to the mailbox. 

The upside is that I've been drawing and painting a lot. It's so fun and relaxing to me.  And luckily, ordering supplies via Amazon is still easy.

Anyway peoples, hang in there. Much love and peaceful thoughts to you.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant 30% Discount


Honolulu Aunty emailed this info to me.  Thank you, Aunty!!

Ichiriki Restaurants will be switching to takeout only starting March 20 to April 3, 2020 or when the mandate is lifted. We understand that this is an economically challenging time and we would like to help however we can. Therefore, we are offering a 30% discount to all takeout orders placed directly through us during this period. Our operation hours will be 11:00AM to 8:00PM Daily for all locations.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Whole Foods' Support for their Employees


This is from the Whole Foods website:

How we are caring for our team members


Our team members are our top priority, and we’ve taken the following steps to support them during this time of uncertainty:
  • All part and full-time hourly team members at Whole Foods Market stores and facilities in the U.S. and Canada are receiving an additional $2 per hour on top of their current hourly rate through the month of April. In the U.K., part-time and full-time team members in our stores and facilities will receive an additional 2£ per hour through the month of April.
  • All part and full-time hourly team members at Whole Foods Market stores and facilities will receive double their regular hourly base rate of pay for every overtime hour worked in a work week from March 16 – May 3, 2020.
  • All team members placed into quarantine or diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive up to an additional two weeks of paid time off, as announced by our parent company, Amazon.
  • If they are unable or unwilling to work their scheduled shift, team members have unlimited call-outs during this time.
  • Like our full-time team members, all part-time team members are eligible to accrue paid time off.
  • We have increased funds available through our Team Member Emergency Fund, which is available to all team members faced with an unforeseeable emergency or critical situation. Amazon has committed an additional $1.6M to support the fund, bringing the total to $3.34M. Every additional voluntary donation to the fund by a team member will be matched 100% by Whole Foods Market.
    • Since it was started by team members decades ago, the Paid Time Off Donation Program has helped thousands of team members in times of crisis and need. It’s one of several resources — including company-funded programs — that are always available to to support team members. The program is voluntary, and the company has not proactively solicited team members to donate in response to COVID.
  • We have asked team members to cancel nonessential business travel (both domestic and international).
  • We support team members who have jobs based in our regional offices and global headquarters to work from home if they are able.
  • We have increased sanitation and cleanliness protocols in meeting rooms, team member gathering spaces and office workstations across all stores, offices and facilities to promote a conducive work environment.
  • While it is not currently recommended by the CDC, and the guidance is to preserve these resources for the medical community and those caring for the ill, any team member who wishes to wear a mask while working may do so.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Vriksasana Posture Back Support Belt


I occasionally suffer from lower back pain, oftentimes brought on by fits of coughing, which is what happened to me recently. 

Many years ago I bought a back brace. It was not comfortable, mostly because I'm fat and short-waisted, but it was the best I could find at that pre-Amazon time. It was over $30 . . . not cheap. 

Recently, the velcro on the brace stopped gripping, and even though I sewed on new velcro strips it just wasn't working.

I went on Amazon and found this belt. It's made by Vriksasana Posture and was $24.99. I WISH I HAD BOUGHT IT YEARS AGO. It supports my lower back exactly where I need it (not from just below my chi chi's down to my butt like my old one did) and is extremely comfortable. 

I bought the regular size which turned out to be perfect, with extra length in case, heaven forbid, my hips should expand any further. If you're in the market for a back-support belt, go check it out. I highly recommend it.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

7 Eleven's Local-Style Saimin


I recently wrote about 7 Eleven's saimin that I really liked. I was intrigued because the instructions say not to add water.

I bought it again the other day and took a look under the noodles. The broth is gel-like before heating. Aha!
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sign of the Times


Went swap meet today. 

Me and my sistahs all kinda looked like this. Geri bought the cute masks for us. Someone at her church made them.
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This is the area where usually got my favorite kind of sellers . . . the kind that cleaned out the house and just want to make a few extra bucks. Nada.
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Thursday, March 12, 2020

No Hugging?


One of my sisters received unfavorable responses today when she hugged two different people.  I've been refraining from hugging lately because of my cold and not because of you-know-what. 

I'm wondering now. How do you feel? It's totally understandable, yah. I don't mind being hugged, but I wouldn't want to hug somebody who doesn't want to be hugged.  But then, what do you do to not be offensive?

Maybe I'll just keep saying I have a cold even when I'm pau being sick.