Recently I purchased some KN95 face masks; apparently they are no longer in short supply. Yesterday we did our weekly shopping, so I wore one for the first time and it worked fine for me: It was a little easier to breath in it than the simple masks we've all been wearing, and it definitely felt as though it would let less germs in and out. I'm actually being more vigilant now than I was when all this started, since more vaccinated people are getting the virus now. Yes, their symptoms are usually not so bad as for the unvaccinated, but I don't want this thing in any way, shape, or form. Cliff wore his usual mask to go in Walmart; he usually stays in the car and reads while I shop, but he has some items he needed in the shop.
The oldest grandson, who's had Covid, told Cliff he has a co-worker who was always telling him the virus wasn't a big deal. Now that man is fighting for his life in the hospital. Grandson's mom had it several days ago too, and spent one day in the hospital, but is now back to work driving a school bus. It's everywhere!
We went all the way to Blue Springs to shop because Aldi had mangoes for fifty cents each; I bought ten! They are still green, but I've learned they are still delicious after they ripen, no matter how green they are when I first buy them. My old peach tree only had peaches on one branch on the west side of the tree, but we've had peaches with our cereal for the last couple of days. They are delicious, as always. I have no idea why there was no fruit on the rest of the tree, unless there was a frost that killed the others, and perhaps this one branch was protected. We had some terrific winds this spring that blew off a lot of little green peaches, so that may be the problem.
We only went to Aldi and Walmart this trip. Once home, we drove two miles to the post office so I could buy a hundred stamps before the price goes up next week. Now that I pay my bills by mail, I use more stamps, although the stamps will likely last the year at least; we don't have that many bills.
Cliff and I seem to be stuck on British shows for our evening television watching. We're watching Line of Duty, a show about how crooked cops (bent coppers) can mess around with justice in various ways, and then we watch the old version of All Creatures Great and Small, from the late 70's and early 80's. We watched it back then and loved it, and it's just as enjoyable after forty years. I had read the books in the 70's, after they were recommended to me by a friend now deceased, then watched every episode of the show when I discovered it on PBS. Those are the two shows we watch together; then Cliff watches Corner Gas... it isn't British, but it's made in Canada.
In my reading, I am trying my best to enjoy Pillars of the Earth. I had started it several years ago and gotten weary of it, and I'm at that place with it again. So many people love Ken Follett's books, I'd love to see what I'm missing; so far, I haven't had much luck with that.
We're having a heat wave, so I've only been walking every other day, starting out in the dark when I leave. It's supposed to start cooling down this weekend and get back to average temps next week. Sunday there seems to be a chance of rain; I hope that comes to fruition.
And that's about it. Nothing much going on.