It’s crazy how much life has changed in the last few months. Right after I wrote my intro post on March 11 – Corona Virus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic and on March 13 a national emergency was declared here in the United States due to COVID-19. That’s when it seems all hell broke loose and everyone rushed to the stores to start stocking up.

I was one of those people… I didn’t get to the store until late that Friday night and basically picked up anything I could find on the shelves… those who didn’t stock up called those of us who did crazy… looking back now, I realize I was a bit crazy. I ended up donating most of my hoarded food to a woman who feeds the homeless here in my city. So, it wasn’t all bad – at least the Camp People benefited from it.

Alameda county has been sheltered in since Monday, March 16th. San Joaquin county has been sheltered in since the rest of California has been Friday, March 20th.

It’s been 4 months… a lot of people still haven’t returned to work and living on unemployment. I fortunately am considered a Disaster Worker… which means not only am I a Essential Worker, but if they need me elsewhere in another position I am obligated to go. In a way I’m lucky, because I get to still go to work and have human interaction.

At first, I was a little sour about not being able to work from home. But I think after a while I’d get lonely and maybe depressed. I don’t know how long we’ll have to quarantine… I guess until everyone follows rules, I just seems that we have too many people not taking this serious.

I want this blog to be a happy place, but felt it was necessary to address our current situation and where I have been. I’ve been just trying to keep up with life and stay positive during such a negative time.

I promise not to take so long to post again. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking now that a lot of restaurants are closed… so expect some recipe posts soon.

xoxo, Rosie

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