Are you one of those judgy people who look with scorn at locals who are not wearing a face mask? I have saved myself a clinical face mask that I picked up two months ago when my daughter had a doctor's appointment (before all the clinics stopped seeing patients in-house).

I used to be one of those JUDGY people mentioned above until one day, I was coming home from work and needed to make an emergency stop at the grocery store for some bread. I turned off the car, grabbed my keys, looked for my face mask, and realized that I had forgotten to bring it with me. I had left the face mask at home.

UGH. I was tormented with self-judgment. I shuffled my way into the grocery store up the block from my house and told the entrance employee polishing off grocery carts with a sanitizer, "Hi. No, I don't have a face mask! Please don't judge me. I wasn't expecting to come to the store today. I am so sorry!"

I know there are hundreds of YouTube videos showing how to make a simple face mask, but for some reason, it is very hard for me to sit down and actually MAKE one of my own--even if the face mask requires no sewing!

Whether you have a home-made face mask or not, the Yakima Sheriff's Office recently put out a Facebook post to show you how to wear it properly. Their message (by way of the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management - DEM) is simply this: "#WearAMask #ProtectOthers #ProtectYourself" Click HERE to see their post.

Also, for goodness sake, when you wear a face mask, please WEAR IT OVER YOUR NOSE! The one thing I hate about wearing a face mask is that it makes my face get all hot and sweaty, but I keep my nose covered anyway. I have seen a lot of folks not wear a face mask in stores, but wearing one is not just for your protection, it's for protecting others from YOU, too.

Spittle when you talk
Spittle when you breathe
Spittle when you cough

Please wear a dang face mask whenever possible. I promise I will not judge you if you aren't wearing one because I know what it's like to leave the house and forget to bring it to the car.

And if you don't like the message I am saying, hopefully, you will accept it coming from the Sheriff!

Here is my favorite way to make a face mask out of all the videos I've watched ad nauseum on YouTube. Look, Ma, NO SEWING!

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