Same Old, Same Old

I feel like my blog is so boring lately. I guess I just don’t have much going on right now. We had a good weekend over here. Saturday Drew took Jake to his baseball game, meanwhile I registered Jake for a week of summer day camp in Rhinebeck. What craziness that was — good thing I went early. Then we dropped Jake off at a birthday party and we dropped off some “eco-waste” at the Green Fair at the fairgrounds. It was great — just $10 per carload! We were able to get rid of some old computers, batteries, printers, a TV, and other miscellaneous electronics and do so safely.

The weather has also been crazily warm! Though I have to say that I’m tired of hearing people complain, “Man, it’s 90 degrees in April, what’s it gonna be like this summer?” It’s not uncommon to have a heat wave at this time of year. I seriously doubt summer will be like 120 degrees here in NY. I’m also getting irritated with people being irrational over the swine flu. It’s something to be concerned about, sure, but some people are absolutely freaking out over it. No one here in the U.S. has died from it thus far. And there are only 40 confirmed cases — just 40 in the whole country. By contrast, every year about 30,000 people die from whatever “regular” flu is going around. Honestly, right now I’m more concerned about things like Lyme Disease. I wish people were more rational. Panic doesn’t help.

Anyway… I’m hot, pregnant, and cranky I guess! One more day of hot weather to deal with and then back down to more spring-like 60s, which is perfect. In the meantime I will be thankful for our ceiling fans, ice water, and cold, cold lemonade 😉

3 Replies to “Same Old, Same Old”

  1. I have to admit that the Swine Flu thing does freak me out a bit. But you’re right about regular flu killing more in this country. I guess what really freaks me out is that it’s mostly affecting otherwise healthy people our age… and that there is a lot of unknown to how bad it might get.

    Anyway, your warm weather is coming here tomorrow! I can’t wait! The babe and I are going to go down to the beach to play.

  2. I’m cranky and NOT pregnant. I totally agree with you over the swine flu. It’s just like any flu – people need to be aware of germs & keeping themselves healthy ALL year long, not just in the face of something hyped like this. 🙂
    Not looking forward to the hotter weather, though. 😉

  3. What kills me about this swine flu is that the news reports that the best way to prevent it is to wash your hands. Why does it take a scare like this to get people to wash their hands? Ugh!

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