Toilet Paper, Clorox wipes, and Chicken

Toilet Paper, Clorox wipes, and Chicken

Crazy is the first word that comes to mind when I think about the current situation with the Coronavirus. I live in New York State (not the city) and the situation has been changing so rapidly it will make your head spin. First and foremost shortgirls this is no joke, this is a serious situation and I hope all of you are being safe and taking the necessary precautions.  Where I live I in Western New York, close to the Canadian border, schools are closed until April 20th, Restaurants and Bars are takeout only, there’s a state of emergency declared in the state and my town.  People are hoarding toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and chicken. I just can’t understand the toilet paper and chicken thing. I have been doing my regular weekly shopping up until this point and as the number of cases in my community continues to grow, the store shelves are becoming more barren.  It’s so weird and unsettling.

I live in an area that gets a lot of snow, so I’m used to having enough supplies on hand to weather a good storm.  A few years ago I literally couldn’t leave my house for a week because we got 7 feet of snow, yes 7 feet!  I could leave my house once we shoveled a path, but you couldn’t get down the street and we had to get dug out by a backhoe.  This current situation is unlike any storm I’ve weathered, I’m sure those of you who have been in tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires and other natural disasters are probably feeling the same way. This is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.

So now that my work hours have been reduced, currently working 9 am to 12 noon at my office, I have time to clean my house and in light of everything that is happening I’m trying to keep it sanitized.  I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of cleaning, I love the end result and the satisfaction I feel after I’ve totally cleaned my house from attic to basement. Let me tell you, this does not happen as often as it should.

My husband has commented on more than one occasion that nothing above my eye level ever gets cleaned, more specifically, dusted.  I’d have to agree that that’s a pretty accurate statement.  If I can’t see it, I don’t think about it being dusty.  A really good example of this is the mantle above my fireplace. This thing only gets dusted when I put the Christmas lights, garland and snow babies up there. I just don’t think about it because I can’t see it, ugh.  Maybe I can turn over a new leaf, adopt better cleaning habits, dust my mantle more frequently. I’m sanitizing my house and my office more and more and I can’t see the Coronavirus, lesson learned. So whether you use Clorox wipes or Norwex cloths to combat this ugly virus, keep looking up shortgirls and stay healthy!  Short but mighty, shortgirls rule!

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