Social Distancing

I think as a lupus warrior, I’m a professional at social distancing. I was spending a great deal of time alone before the coronavirus made its debut. I’m glad to be in a country other than the US at this point as well. It seems there is widespread panic there and people are literally having physical fights over toilet tissue. I just wonder where their common sense went and do they not have soap and water at home.

At any rate, I have decided to take this time to ramp up my sewing efforts. I would love to add making jewelry to what I have been doing but all of my jewelry making things are in a box that was to be shipped to be but amidst all of this panic, some of the major carriers (FedEx in my case) are not shipping outside of the states for the next 30 days at the time of this writing. Something else I don’t fully understand but will spend no time on it because I can’t change it.

Simple sewing, made some reusable kitchen and bathroom sponges.

I am kind of sad that this has grown to a place where people are ugly to one another in my home country but glad to see how gracefully other countries are dealing with being quarantined. It’s also nice to see that some countries regard their elderly and are not writing them off like they don’t matter. My local grocery store has stocked tons of tissue, there is stock still in boxes in the aisles while the shelves are full and not one person from what I could see was “panic shopping” or buying in a way to profit.

Grocery haul

Welcome to my first blog post here. I’m excited to share my world with you all and thank you for stopping over.

So, for those of you who have no clue what the heck I’m doing, let me tell you! I am hoping to help those who are battling invisible illnesses and maybe just got a new diagnosis. I am also hoping to help those who are venturing into a life of plant based eating. When I got diagnosed with lupus, I pretty quickly transitioned to being a vegetarian. It wasn’t until I moved to Mexico in August 2018 that I made the full move to plant based. I also want people to see the things I do to help combat anxiety and depression, so in 2019, I started teaching myself to sew.

This blog is my life, I am a multi-faceted person but the goal is always to be of service. Anyway, I’m sure you came here looking for my food haul. It’s all fruits and veggies (obviously, since I’m plant based) but I wanted to share the difference in the prices of what you get in the US.

I will say this, I was a bit paranoid about buying certain things in the US. I tend to shop with local farmers here and I also don’t buy anything that doesn’t attract bugs. If they won’t eat it, there’s something wrong with it. You can even see some gnats in the larger grocery stores here (I never saw that back home).

I got a lot for my dollar and what I did was to chop up a lot of this, put it in storage bags for meals that will last beyond the expiration date (which happens fast in truly fresh foods).

I added a few photos and a quick video of what my portion sizes looked like. I had enough fruit for 3 smoothies (I’d already eaten quite a bit of it before I bagged it up) and I had plenty of veggies to use in soups and stir fry dishes.