I need to get a few things off my chest!

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I must admit that I am officially over the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am tired of sitting in the house and practicing social distancing.

I wish medical professionals would find a cure or solution to end this so things can get back to normal, but as much as I hate dealing with the 'new normal' I refuse to put health at risk by going outside.

Today (May 1st) is the first day the state of Texas is officially off punishment since Gov. Abbott's 'Stay-at-Home' order has expired and allowed businesses to open in phases, but as much as I am eager to go out in public, I am not comfortable doing so and I'll explain.

When I go outside whether for drinks, movies, to eat whatever, I like to enjoy the FULL amenities, but under the OPEN TEXAS booklet many essential and retail businesses will be operating at 25 percent during Phase 1.

A few of the businesses are listed below.

  • Retail store
  • Libraries
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Places of worship
  • Malls
  • Movie theaters

Think about it!  25 percent isn't a good number to reopen anything, and as a matter of fact, when my phone battery goes 25 percent or lower, I'm looking for my charger because it's only a matter of time before the battery will go dead.

Not to mention EVERYBODY will be outside so most places I would like to go will most likely be at full capacity.

If you have cabin fever and need to go out please practice the following social distancing guidelines

  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Disinfect often especially places you touch like buttons, handles, doorknobs etc.
  • Also if necessary stay at home.

However, if anybody needs me I will be at home with my snacks and remote binge watching the latest TV show or movie!

I can't wait to social distance under my OWN terms.

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