What Do You Do First?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. I’m pretty good at giving orders. It’s what I do. It’s what I like to do. It’s me in a peanut butter nutshell. But even I am feeling out of sorts more often.

Because when I watch the persons go about their daily business lately, it seems like they are pretty much confused. Should they do this? Should they do that? How should they do this? How should they do that? Yes. I’ve confused myself just watching them.

Take Girl Person for example. She makes the commitment to go to the grocery store. But then she rethinks it. Should she go? Should she not go? What if she doesn’t go? Oh. It’s too much.

Then, when she accepts the engagement, she has to put on all the fancy gear. Gloves. Mask. Does she wear them in the car? Or wait till she gets out of the car to put them on?

Once she gets in the store, she can’t decide what to do first. Wash her hands? Should she worry about the fact she can’t breathe under that mask and may pass out with no toilet paper to break her fall? Or should she try to find my peanut butter? What should she do first? I think you know.

It doesn’t end once she gets home. Does she take a shower first or throw away her clothes? Does she wipe down all the groceries first or take off her mask first? Or put on new gloves? Or lie in a dirt pile, roll around and call it a day? That’s my opinion.

Because all of this is tiring to me.

And no, it’s just not the fact you have to work harder to be safe. It’s worrying if you’re doing the right things. It’s worrying if you’re doing enough.

Persons seem to think they have all the answers. But in fact, we are all in the same boat trying to stay afloat. Some have been thru similiar experiences.

We can’t judge someone else for how they handle this situation. We have to do what we think is best and hope that others will do the same.

We are all having a hard time in different ways. And in the same ways too.

Worrying about everyone else only adds to the job load. And we aren’t about that right now. One day at a time with others and ourselves in mind.

So what do you first? Your best.

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. It’s been a hard few weeks, hasn’t it?

I can tell by the look on persons’ faces that things are stressful. There are many things to worry about. There are many, many people to worry about.

Sometimes it’s easy to hear numbers and news and have all of the bad run together. You hear how many are sick or have passed away lately due to the Virus Monster. And you hear the numbers. Maybe they sound like just numbers. It’s easy to let that happen. To not realize that each number, every single number is a person gone.

A person who was someone’s daughter. Son. Mother. Father. Grandparent. Dog parent. Each number is a ray of sunshine not shining anymore. Yes. Those numbers are real people. And not just people from one country. But our whole world.

It’s hard to grasp when we will be able to go back to seeing ones we love again. Just yesterday, we dropped off food at Gandma and Gamdpa’s house. And we waved.

We couldn’t stay. We could only wave from afar. Digby and I had a hard time understanding why. Because sometimes, we forget. And maybe, just maybe, that’s a good thing.

Everyone wants to forget. But we can’t right now. We have to follow directions. Something that Digby and I normally don’t like to do. But we are.

We don’t want you to dwell on sadness when you hear the numbers. But we do want to give recognition. Recognition that every life lost, no matter the cause, is someone who was loved. None of us know what tomorrow brings. In fact, we may not want to. Girl Person told us right now, it’s one day at a time. One life at a time fades away each day, no matter how many they total. Every life counts. No matter how many times it has happened.

Think about it this way. Even though we get many meals throughout our lifetime, do you notice when you miss one? You sure do. Now is the time to let everyone know you love them and value them. Say what you need to. Be kind.

And know we love you. Very much. We want your rays of sunshiney with us for a long time. Be safe.

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle