A couple of friends and family members have told me, if you need anything just send me a text I’ll drop it on your front porch for you. Well, the day before we entered quarantine, I had groceries delivered. But as the sun rises on Day 3 of quarantine, I had a thought… grocery delivery is great, but you have to spend $35 and I don’t have room to store 15-17 gallons of milk and the thing we are going to run out of first is milk because I love milk.
By myself, I go through a gallon of milk in 2 days… when I’m congested (like I am now with COVID), I drink it more often. We have 3 gallons, which means by Sunday we are probably going to need milk. The problem is, we probably won’t need a lot beyond milk. We bought half a cow in August, so we are stocked up on beef. We have plenty of pork and chicken, as well as frozen, canned, and fresh veggies. That could be a problem… I’ll have to fill a cart with more fresh veggies and snack foods just so I can get milk delivered… because I find going without milk to be a hardship.
I’d text someone and say “hey can you drop off a couple gallons of milk” because everyone knows I drink a ton of it, but I despise the main brand available in mid-Missouri. The primary regional brand is overly sweet. As a result, I prefer the generic store brand milk over the regional brand in my area, but explaining that to people is difficult. Most people don’t even realize sugar is added to grocery store milk to make it more palatable… so telling them not to buy Brand X because it’s too sweet to drink confuses them. The majority of people think “milk is milk” but I can taste a difference and I don’t enjoy overly sweetened milk.
Those are my Wednesday night COVID thoughts. I have some sinus congestion, still feel winded, and I’ve developed a headache across the entire top of my head. I’m tired but not overly so. I had one high blood pressure reading on Wednesday during the day, but I’m also struggling to stay on top of my CRPS pain in my hip. I don’t know if it’s stress because I have these other symptoms or if COVID actually does impact CRPS pain levels… either way, I suspect it was hip pain and not COVID that spiked my blood pressure just before dinner. I’ll continue to monitor it and other vitals.