Saturday, April 17, 2021

O: Online Shopping, Outside to Read, Old Habits, Orange, Ornaments, Outbreak


#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter O

Online Shopping, Outside to Read, Old Habits, Orange, Ornaments, Outbreak

Being forced to stay home increased my online shopping habit, though I wasn't too greedy. Though right now, I've only gotten stuff from Lane Bryant and from Amazon. No desire not get groceries online. It's easier to decide food and other grocery store items I need to get when you can see them. Years ago, I got a costume from, but it's been years since I've even looked at that site. It remains to be seen what other sites I might shop from later. A lot of people I know use I glanced at that one once, but didn't find anything of interest. Don't know if I'll be back again. And I'm still trying to decided on a car cover, since the ones on Amazon are cheaper than those at the auto parts store nearby me. Also still trying to decide if I want to get a lounge chair, with summer looming and warm weather already setting in.

One reason I'd been considering a lounge chair for outside was that when it's warm, especially in summer, I like to go outside to read. I already have a wooden folding chair in the driveway, but I have found myself wanting to lie down sometimes. I'd also like to be able to adjust the height at which I sit. The only thing keeping me from possibly getting a chair is deciding where to keep it overnight. Not really an outside person, but siting outside, whether to read or not, is good and I try to do it when I can.

I could not stand caring the word "orange" last year when it was in reference to our former president. One name I heard was the "Orange Menace."  And someone I know said "Orange Orangutan." Trump-hating will be in another A-Z post.

It seems nothing is immune from becoming a Christmas ornament, and items related to 2020 were made as ornaments. I have not had a Christmas tree in years. And if I did, I would not put on ornaments of checkered flags, pizza slices or cheeseburgers, let alone any of these:

As I have said, having to stay home most of the time didn't cause me to change some habits like showering. And even before Covid, I didn't always immediately watch my Netflix DVDs once they arrived. Another old habit that stayed in place even with all the time off.

And one last thing before I go today: hearing the word "outbreak" is always scary, but even more scary this past year was what we heard in mid-March about the coronavirus. One of my words for my P Post on Monday.


And that's all for today. See you Monday.


  1. Hari OM
    I had already converted to online grocery shop/delivery a couple of years back as couldn't leave dad for long enough to do the fortnightly order. It is pretty smooth and the pickers are generally very good. Not quite the same, of course, but golly, I just would not have managed without it. YAM xx

  2. Like you I prefer to do my grocery shopping in the stores. It is a bullet I will bite. Some time.

  3. There were a lot of ornaments to commemorate this pandemic. I like the Santa with a face mask one. You won't forget COVID anytime soon with that one hanging in your tree. Weekends In Maine

  4. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum;) I loved those ornaments and shared with family and friends. I look at them as a remembrance of a very unique year.

  5. Online shopping is great to avoid going outside 😉

  6. Hawaii's COVID numbers have gone up again now that they've eased restrictions on tourism. Unfortunately, our economy relies too much on it.
    I've done much more shopping on Amazon these days too. It's safer that going shopping at brick and mortar stores, I'm afraid.