We’re getting some nice days here in the Seattle area, which is leading to spring activities such as planting gardens and hiking. Our blogging group, which spreads out from coast to coast, is as busy as bees with a variety of activities and thoughts
Today, I was fortunate to get to talk to my daughters and my granddaughter via WhatsApp. I love modern technology. With daughters in Sacramento and Madrid, one could get lonesome, especially during a pandemic. It’s nice to be able to do some visiting now that people are getting vaccinated.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to immediately stop using three models of adult portable bed rails manufactured by Bed Handles Inc. These models – AJ1, BA10W, and BA11W – can create an entrapment hazard and pose a risk of asphyxia to users.
For years, I’ve been analyzing Academy Award nominated movies because I think movies are too often violent, ageist, and sexist. I usually watch about 30 movies, going to movie theaters, watching On Demand movies, and renting from Red Box. During the pandemic, I’m not going to theaters.
If you lost a loved one to covid-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of covid-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA at 844-684-6333.
Scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to steal money from people. During these chaotic times, knowing about possible scams is the first step toward preventing them. Scammers are inventing new schemes as well as repurposing old ones. Be alert as you go about your covid daily lives.
With more than 1,000 people dying a day from the coronavirus in the United States now, it’s difficult to think about making jokes. But, I got my first shot of the Moderna vaccine today, so that’s something. My daughter, who’s usually good at April Fools’ Day jokes, was having difficulty, so I sent her a list.
It isn’t over yet, so keep wearing masks and social distancing. It’s worrisome that people are rushing to go to activities again. While it’s exciting that millions of people are being vaccinated, kids are back in school, and the cases and deaths from coronavirus went down and are now plateauing, this is far from over.
In 2019, about 67,500 children under the age of five years were treated in emergency rooms due to unintended poisoning. About 85 percent of these incidents occurred in the home. The CPSC encourages consumers to “Prepare, Prevent, and Protect” their families from poisonings at home.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Today I’m thinking about the women forebears in my family.