Terlingua Dreams

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Seems I get more done when I do not have a plan

Yesterday afternoon just like we were told we had strong winds and the temperature dropped about twenty degrees. I was hoping the winds would be stronger so the broken limbs that are hanging by a thread would finally break off and I could drag them to the curb. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

When I went to feed the boys this morning it felt wonderful it was in the '60s and it made me feel invigorated. Wednesday when I went to vote I needed to pick up a couple of items from HEB but by the time I passed by there again, there were far too many vehicles in the parking lot.

Texas has had a resurge of Covid-19 cases in the past couple of days and Del Rio is not the exception. Per the Mexican newspaper El Z√≥calo, there were 40 new cases reported in a single day. They are awaiting the results of 273 tests so that number could rise. http://www.zocalo.com.mx/new_site/articulo/se-disparan-en-del-rio-los-contagios-de-covid

With that in mind, I decided to take advantage of this cool morning hoping it made people stay in bed longer as I headed to HEB to purchase more canned goods as I am contemplating going into self-isolation once more.

Picked up more HEB brand soups (Hill Country) that are .20 cents cheaper than Campbell's and quite tasty.

I bought some more menudo...

Topped off my purchases with chili...

Much like this past Wednesday when I ended up voting without planning to...this morning I ended getting my flu shot much the same way. I had intended to do that this coming Tuesday but now that I was here...why wait?

I had no idea the people sitting in the Pharmacy waiting room were there for the same thing. I thought they were waiting on their prescriptions or I might have changed my mind. It took longer to get my flu shot than it did for me to vote.

Tomorrow we will be back in the high 80's but a cold front with the possibility of some rain will make its way down to us early next week.  We are in dire need of rain.

Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid Saying of the Day


  1. Cooler weather does keep people inside which is good for those who don't mind. Stocking up slowly is a good way to be ready if the Second, Third or how many waves hit. During those peaks you won't want to go outside though you should.
    Stay Safe and Enjoy the cool down. Wish I could send some of our Rain.

    It's about time.

    1. I do not mind staying inside during cold weather. My parent's house sits on a big chunk of land so I can always go outside and not feel like I am confined.

      We all have to be ready for the next wave because it's coming whether we want it to or not.

  2. Smart move with getting this years Flu Shot and extra provisions for a potential "hunker down" Ms. Belinda.
    "This will all pass over, we are rounding the corner, its like magic"......or something.

    1. I am following the CDC's guidelines and a Flu Shot is a must this year.

      In regards to the quote, I believe Donald thinks that by repeating the same thing over and over again it somehow makes it true...never mind the facts.

  3. I think you are wise to continue to stock up on easy to prepare food items. Your prices are certainly better than ours.
    I listened to most of the debate. I did have to turn the sound off a few times in order to let my ears have a break. I think they could have used the mute button and failed.
    I hope you have not been in any discomfort from your flu shot. Many of my friends have had a bad reaction from the shot this year. I would not take one as the last one I had a few years ago caused me to become quite ill for a couple of months. And now I don't trust them.
    Our Covid numbers are going through the roof here. So scary to see so many unmasked idiots.
    It is 3* as I write this. We have had more snow.

    1. I had gotten complacent and had let my six months prep supply dwindle hoping that I would be able to fit in a trip to Houston where they do have remarkable grocery prices.

      I did not want to but I felt it my duty to listen to that last debate and I agree they should of used the MUTE button.

      I have not felt any pain or discomfort due to the flu shot nor on any other prior occasions when I have had one.

      I can honestly say that anywhere I have been to lately I have not seen a single person without their mask perhaps mainly due to the fact that we have a mask mandate.

      Wow, that is cold! I have never been in three degree weather and hope I never am. I complain about three digit temperatures but I much prefer that to freezing ones.

      Stay safe and warm my friend.

  4. I have been buying extra a little at a time to be ready for this next wave. I have a big order coming Tue.. tomorrow I am getting the dog groomed as his nails are way to long and he needs a bath. I really wanted to get a hair cut but like your area the virus in climbing again. While that Moron claims we will all get the free cure he sure can't say when. I still don't believe he had Covid he may have had the flu and that's all.

    Today was a beautiful day at 83f but starting tomorrow and for the next few days 60's. I sure won't mind.

    1. It is a good idea to stock up a little at a time because this new wave or actually, the continuation of the first wave this administration never brought under control is already upon us.

      Fred is going to be happy to get groomed. I also need a hair cut but since I do not plan on going anywhere for a while it will have to wait.

      I have no idea if Donald did or did not contract Covid but one thing for sure he can not even bring the virus under control at the White House with Pence's close circle getting infected.

      To make things worse they are going to have a ceremony at the WH this evening to celebrate the confirmation of that hideous woman judge---> Amy PHONEY Barrett. Hope they have a repeat of the last celebration there.


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