What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

There’s a lot going on in the world today. We’re all having our own struggles with this, that, and the other. I find that writing about what’s bothering me, helps me so I’ve started this piece called, “What’s Eating Aunt Debbie.” Some things may not be that big of a deal, but it still bothers me. Some things you may or may not agree with and that’s fine. Don’t agree. I don’t care. Just move on to another blog. Rude comments will be deleted. It’s not that I can’t handle different opinions. I just get sick and tired of being slammed for MINE.


I don’t know about you, but I’m really glad WordPress has a spam filter! I guess idiots have nothing better to do than to seek out other idiots…but I’m not an idiot. I have a few words for those who leave spam comments:

*I am not interested in your Viagra, Cialis, or other sexual enhancement drugs. Nor am I interested in cheap antibiotics. In fact, I am not interested in anything you would try to sell me via a comment on my blog. If I want something, I know how to find it and I would buy from a reputable source, no matter what it is.

*If you are upset that I have “too many words” on my blog and “not enough photos” perhaps Where’s Waldo would be more appropriately suited for your IQ. There are many preschool picture books available, too. You can find them on Amazon or at Walmart, but maybe you should have a grown-up help you with that.

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*If you’re going to comment on my blog, it might get past the spam filters if the comment had anything whatsoever to do with the post you’re commenting on! Come on!

*And I have no idea what language this is: kflwgfywehkwiohfwkjefskjf BUT knock it off! Seriously. Are you just hitting keys on the keyboard?


Over 45,000 COVID-19 cases in one day in the US! That was last Friday! Wear a freakin’ mask and use social distancing! Social distancing was helping. Wearing a mask was helping. States started opening up (too early IMO) and now we are getting slammed with more and more cases; some record highs being reported.

EU will ban US travelers. Can you blame them? We don’t have a handle on the virus and we never will as long as people won’t take some responsibility. This isn’t just about the individual and individual freedom of choice! This is about our communities, our society, our future. Wear a mask and use social distancing. Stop going to parties, bars, the beach, and to Church. It’s just temporary, for cripes sake. Don’t be a baby.

Oh, and that music festival that’s being planned? The one they are calling “Herd Immunity Fest” – yeah, that’s the stupidest fucking thing I’ve heard – no, I take that back. As long as Donald Trump is in office, every day I will hear “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” If you think it’s a good idea for everyone to “just get the virus and be done with it” then you seriously need to read some personal accounts of how awful this virus really is!

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To those who think you can get CO2 poisoning from wearing a mask or that the particles will still pass through a mask when you breathe out: If either of those were FACTS, then doctors and nurses would not wear masks during surgical procedures. Some surgeries last for hours. Think about it. If they could get CO2 poisoning from wearing a mask, they’d be passing out in the middle of surgeries! They wear a surgical mask “to prevent the passage of germs from the surgeon’s nose and mouth into the patient’s wound and to protect the surgeon’s face from sprays and splashes from the patient.” Granted, a cloth mask would be less protection than a surgical mask BUT it’s better than no protection at all. We should all be wearing one, especially where social distancing is not attainable. None of us know if we are ASYMPTOMATIC or PRE-SYMPTOMATIC unless we get tested. We’re all in this together. Why not protect each other?

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Well, that’s What’s Eating Aunt Debbie. Thanks for reading my blog! Have a great week! Until next time, I bid you adieu.

Sunday Morning / Day 35

It seems like I’ve been in this house for 135 days, not 35. The days are long and boring. They have been boring prior to this pandemic, but at least then I looked forward to going out on occasion. Right now, I don’t even dare go to the grocery store for fear of bringing the virus home to Dad. Besides, the way they have the stores set up right now, I wouldn’t be able to handle it. Only allowing so many people in the store at once means that I would have to wait in line and I doubt my legs would let me get any further. Inside the store, IF I were able to make it that far, some stores have one-way aisles and most have 6-foot markers. I don’t have time to stand there waiting for the person in front of me to move another 6 feet. I mean, I have all the time in the world BUT with my pain level and mobility issues, I have to get in and get out quickly, which would be next to impossible right now.

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I’m ordering most things online, but thankfully, we don’t need a lot because we had our freezers and cabinets full (as we always do) before the stay at home orders. We’ve run a bit low on meat, but we have some shelf-stable meals to help. I’ve also ordered a few things from Schwan’s so that will help with the meat situation, as well. My son is going to the store for me; just a few staples like bread, butter, potatoes, bottled water. I will need to order more canned cat food soon as The Pack has informed me that we only have 22 cans left. Hahaha!

I think Dad is a bit more stir crazy than I am. He wants to go out and have lunch but I’ve told him the only way we will do that is if we fetch food via curbside or use the drive-up window. Unfortunately, we live too far away to take advantage of delivery services. I was informed that prices have been jacked up sky-high by some places; like McD’s, 3 simple meals for $50. Ridiculous and this ol’ broad would have to be starving to eat at McD’s in the first place let alone at that price!!

I’m trying not to be negative at this point but I really don’t see things ending well for this country. We need competent leadership to unite us during this most challenging time. I’ll stop there before I say what I really think about our current leadership or lack thereof.

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I hope you all are staying safe and making the most of your situation. That’s about all we can do right now. I am asking one favor of you all. If you read this, please comment where you’re from and how you’re doing. What are you doing at home to pass the time? I’d really love to hear!!

I just can’t seem to focus on my blog these days but I will try to write more in the coming days. until then, take care of yourselves, my friends!

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2 Weeks and Counting…

Social distancing isn’t new to me. It’s something I’ve been doing for many years now, even before I became disabled. I enjoy my alone time. I like the peace and quiet. I like being alone with my own thoughts, most of the time. Right now, I’m not happy being alone with my thoughts. My anxiety is high. I can’t sit still. I’ve not been able to write. My thoughts are so scrambled! I know I’m not alone. I may be having a hard time at the moment but I’m not in panic mode….at least not yet.

So many people are concerned about running out of toilet paper, bread, milk, and other things that they’re panic buying. They aren’t thinking (or just don’t care) about others who also have those very same needs. Thankfully, Dad and I always have our freezers and cupboards stocked, but eventually, we will run out and I will have to venture out. We have been in self-isolation now for 14 days but I think we have enough food to last another 3 -4 weeks!

If you know anything about me, then you’ll know that my 83-year-old Dad is my biggest concern. I worry that when I have to go out I could bring the virus home to him. I worry that he will want to go out, too. If Dad contracts COVID-19 and ends up in the hospital, he will be there all alone with no family beside him. If he doesn’t pull through, he will die alone. Let that sink in.

If a loved one is hospitalized with this virus, they will be alone, with only doctors and nurses. That includes your children. YOUR BABIES. Can you imagine the fear and anxiety they would experience if you are not there for them? You won’t be allowed. Simple as that. If YOU contract the virus, who will take care of your babies?

Stay home for your loved ones! If you still have to go to work, then take precautions! Do what you have to do so that you don’t expose your children and other loved ones to COVID-19. Wash your hands, a LOT. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Wash your clothing and shower before you give your children hugs! Disinfect your shoes! Coronavirus can live on your shoes for 5 days! Disinfect surfaces, a LOT! Protect the people you care about and protect the people the rest of us care about, too. Please.

We all need to do our part and listen to the scientists and doctors! We have to get through this together, not divided!

Take care of yourselves, everyone!

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A special and heartfelt thanks to doctors and nurses, other health care workers, truck drivers, store clerks and cashiers, gas station attendants, police, fire and rescue, and everyone else who is working diligently to protect us, serve us, and help us during this stressful time.

Friday’s Funnies – Coronavirus Edition

There’s a lot of bullshit flowing on the web this week. I’m sick of hearing about COVID-19. The entire situation is extremely worrisome, but wouldn’t be so bad if the “stable genius” had addressed the problem with a) intelligence, b) facts, and c) clarity. He has no idea what the hell he is doing. But this isn’t a political post. I’ll save that for another time.

I finally got my meds straightened out and met my new FNP. She was very personable and spoke with knowledge without talking down to me. I asked her about the clinic’s process if someone thinks they might have the virus. Her answers were reassuring and I left feeling that it would be handled competently. I went to Walmart to pick up my meds and a few other things afterward.

Walmart was a madhouse. Families pushing 2 and 3 carts packed full of supplies were everywhere. I actually got a scooter and I realized on the way home why it was so easy to get one today, of all days. Well, a scooter basket doesn’t hold enough for the zombie apocalypse you know!!!! It’s really a good thing I didn’t need toilet paper because there was not one package left on the shelves! Paper towels and facial tissues were pretty slim pickins, too! They were low or completely out of so many things! Ugh.

Anyway, folks… Here’s this week’s dose of levity. Enjoy!

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My pick for 3rd place this week:

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My pick for 2nd place:

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And my pick for #1:

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Now, if some of those don’t make you laugh then there’s something wrong with you! Seriously, though. I had a hard time choosing my faves! The Quarantini and That 70’s Mom were pretty close in the running but I had to pick the ones that made me laugh the most! Which are your picks?

Tomorrow Dad and I are off to do some last-minute errands and to have some lunch. It will be our last day out for a while, I think. We shall lay low for a couple of weeks and let the zombies run amuck!

Have a great weekend, folks! Thanks for following my blog and remember, wash your hands!

Aunt Debbie