Governor Murphy of New Jersey just passed an Executive Order making it law to wear face masks indoor and outdoors to help prevent the transmission rate of Corona Virus. The only exceptions are if you are socially distanced (over 6 feet away from other people), eating or drinking at an outdoor establishment and socially distanced, under 2 years old or have a medical condition which makes wearing a mask difficult.
Believe me, I am just as frustrate about wearing a mask all the time as anyone else – especially because it’s hot and humid now. I went an outdoor Farmers Market on Saturday morning. It was hot and humid; the mask was driving me crazy. I couldn’t wait to get into the car and take it off. I am an outdoors person and wearing a mask is frustrating but I wear it. I always have a mask with me when I distance walk. I pull it down when I am socially distanced and pull it back on over my nose when someone is coming close to me out of respect for their well being. I’ve adapted but I will be honest…
I’ve chosen to stay home more and to do things solo instead instead with a group now. Talking one to one or eating with someone one to one is ok for me. I am just not interested in going out to eat or hanging out with groups of people anymore. So much for summer parties – I am not going – nope! I choose activities that I don’t have to wear the mask all the time or worry about where everyone has been in the last few weeks.
I found these graphics and I found them helpful.I’ve been using them as a guide. I’d like to say that just because restaurants and bars are offering outdoor options, doesn’t mean we should be going – especially in South Jersey resort towns where so many out of state visitors are vacationing. If you think they are self quarantining or taking all of the precautions, I can tell you they are not. They come from out of state, rent for a week and think they don’t need to wear a mask because the are on “vacation”. I will enjoy the local area in September after they have all gone home – that’s unless we are under another mandatory lockdown. Frankly, if there would have been a National lockdown in March/April for three weeks, it would not have gotten this bad… There are two viruses in the US, Corona Virus and Trumpism and the GOP let both of them spread unchecked.
I am especially not interested in wearing a mask today because Tropical Storm Fay brought me a migraine on Friday morning. I’ve been medicated for two days. I’ve managed to push through it. I worked Friday. Walked 12,000 both Friday and Saturday. I worked out and went food shopping on Saturday morning. Now on Saturday afternoon – I am ready to give in to the headache and exhaustion. I took the migraine meds and I will be staying home in the a/c staring mindlessly at the TV wearing a summer nighty to stay super cool 🙂 I don’t mind having a down day. I am off from work on Monday and will hopefully be able to enjoy the day while not being in pain 🙂
Migraine suffers understand that sometimes you just can’t stop it from happening. Migraine suffers understand what I mean that you learn to push through them but some days you just have to give in and rest.
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