Covid-19 Let’s Get Real

“…recent US data found that 90% of patients hospitalized due to Covid-19 had underlying medical conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and as noted in that article, only 12% adults are considered metabolically healthy as defined as having a healthy waist circumference and normal systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose and HbA1C and cholesterol such as HDL, as well as triglycerides. Looking at this information together, we need to understand that something as straight-forward as losing weight, particularly the weight that we carry around our middles can significantly improve our outcome should we become infected with Covid-19.” From Joy Kiddie’s recent article about obesity and Covid-19.

Here’s the deal. I’m not worried about myself. I’m metabolically healthy. I’m one of the 12-20% of Americans that don’t have any co-morbidities. So, I don’t worry about Corona virus for myself. But, I do worry about others who are not healthy. I don’t want to get exposed to it and then, unknowingly, expose an older family member who may have a tough time surviving an infection.

So, to my older family members – please eat healthily. Throw out the crap – you know what crap is. Go for a walk everyday. Get plenty of rest. Did I say eat healthily? No, grains or bread, crackers, pretzels, donuts, fruit juices and anything with added sugar. Stay away from starchy vegetables. No “little bit of this”. It adds up and it’s not good.

Experts are saying EVERYONE is going to be exposed to this eventually. Please prepare now by changing your lifestyle so you have the best chances of survival.

Ciao.

Leadership

There is no leadership at the top in this country. Listening to the so-called president makes me want to puke. It’s mind boggling what a abject moron he is. Utterly incompetent.

This is what I saw at the grocery store because of lack of leadership.

The rice aisle
The pasta aisle
The water aisle

I remember the asshole republicans wondering if we’d survive an Obama presidency. Well, I wonder if we’ll survive a Trump presidency. I don’t know that we’ve had a more inept leader in the history of this nation. He’s brought the cockroaches out from underneath the cupboards and filled the important government positions including the judiciary with them.

So, a special message to you Trumpers. You know who you are. I know who you are. Do us all a favor this year and vote for Biden. This isn’t a game. You know what Trump is. And frankly, if you support this abomination, I don’t think I’ll want to be around you.

Ciao.

Politics…Deux

Politics is fluid. So, my candidate of choice, Elizabeth Warren, has dropped out of the race. My desire to not vote for a white male is now in question. Do I vote for Warren so she can have delegates at the convention? Or do I vote for Joe to strengthen his chance to become the nominee?

Folks, I damn sure don’t want Bernie…though, I’d vote Bernie over fuckface Trump anytime.

I’ll be mulling this over. It’s a shame that another very qualified woman can’t have a chance at breaking that highest of glass ceilings.

Ciao.

Politics…Yes, I’ll Go There

Super Tuesday is coming up.

Who am I voting for? Let’s just say that I will NOT be voting for a white male in the upcoming primary. White males have ruled this country since its inception. Here’s looking at you Bernie and Joe. Your time has come and gone. Get out of the way. So, readers if you’re unhappy with the state of things then stop the fuck voting for these assholes. Old white men are responsible for the state of things because they have been in charge.

You women out there – start supporting women candidates.

We have power when we vote. Why do you think the GOP has spent so much money and effort to disenfranchise people of color and young people? Because voting is powerful. They know it.

So, vote wisely. You want a better country? Vote anything but the GOP. If you continue to vote GOP then you’re also part of the problem. Stay home next time. Seriously.

Ciao.

When no stove in the kitchen…

Use the outdoor kitchen.

Appliances out…what to do?
Leave it to our trusty grill.

We hadn’t ever really cooked a meal in vessels on the grill. There’s always the first time and it worked out great!

We’re making the gumbalaya again. Mir cooked the chicken in the cast iron pan.

While Lisa chopped up the chicken, we sautéed the veggies in the dutch oven.

That’s Italian sausage next to pot that we got from Scott Gove at the Haile Plantation farmers market. The BEST Italian sausage I have ever tasted.
Let’s add andouille sausage, as well.
And shrimp.

An absolutely delicious meal cooked on the grill. Who knew?

Ciao.