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Shopping During COVID Quarantine

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It was time to leave my home and get our essential goods. My mom was thinking about doing instacart for Costco, but the items on it seemed a lot more expensive than in the store.  Our plan was to drive by and see how long the line is. If the line was really long or not moving very fast we will order our stuff through instacart.  We have made a couple of Costco trips. We went there the beginning of quarantine and again in the middle of this pandemic without having to stand in line to go in. I felt like there were more people closer together while waiting in the line to go in than just letting everyone in.  It didn't take to long to get in. We waited around 10 minutes. Thank God it was a nice sunny day. I was surprised I was able to go in with my mom. According to the internet, most Costco is only allowing one person per membership card.  I am glad they let me go in with my mom because this allowed up to get in and out a lot faster especially since people are waiting outside to get

El Gringo by Edmond Salvus Spotlight

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Fiction Sonny Galas is an only child being raised by his mother-a widow---and the loving help of his grandfather, also widowed. Living in a Santa Monica apartment complex owned by 'Grandpa' all is well and average for this close-knit family until a certain French family come into the picture, in need of a place to rent. They soon show their colors in various ways, topping it off by slapping a suit on their patient, kind landlord. Sonny's family sees no better option than selling their only asset-the apartments-and getting far away from their Lawyer-packing tenants. Far, as in 'leaving the country', and this is where their true adventure begins. South of the border becomes their new home.  From their journey through third-world narrow roads, small towns where no English is spoken, to long, hot unending desert roads and through humid coastal towns they continue toward their big-city destination, Guadalajara, where their life begin

Do I Have COVID 19? Am I dying?

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Sunday night, I had a pretty good headache but thought nothing of it. Usually every year in Spring I get many headaches due to the weather changing. So I didn't think anything of it. Monday, I woke up with my stomach not being nice to me. I couldn't stop running to the bathroom. TMI Warning!! I didn't have diarrhea, but I kept going and going. I was going at least 5 times every hour and it was a lot of stool every time I went.  I also had bone pain which was really bad. My back pain increased. I checked my temperature because I was having chills but was also sweating too. According to my Thermador, my fever ranged from 99 to 101. Crap. Is this COVID 19? or is this just my stomach with colitis or diverticulosis flare? I tried to g et comfy in my recliner but had a hard time getting comfortable so I went to bed until my back was screaming to get up and go back to the recliner. I did this all day and night on top of running to the bathroom.  My circulation to my feet was

Love in Pictures by Alexis A. Goring Book Review and Giveway

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Wedding photographer Michelle Hadley has a passion for diversity and believes that love comes in all colors. So, she’s working hard to convince editors to feature her clients’ images on the covers of the mainstream bridal and wedding magazines. Despite having a career that focuses on celebrating forever love, Michelle has never actually been in a romantic relationship, and she’s not looking for love, until she meets the one man she cannot forget. Since his fiancĂ©e broke his heart, Logan Emerson’s focus has been on his career. He’s won awards for his work as a print journalist and dreams of greater success on television as a broadcast journalist. But his personal struggle presents many challenges that might prevent his dreams from coming true. Michelle doesn’t date often, and since his heartbreak, Logan has shied away from the dating scene. But something about Michelle awakens Logan’s desire to love again. Book:   Love in Pictures    Author:  Alexis A. Goring