Week 52: Schools are closing. Toilet paper, rice, canned meats, and frozen foods are in short supply in most grocery stores. It is a pandemic. We will be closed for 2-4 weeks. Stay safe. Stay in place. That’s how it began one year ago.
I have been crying a lot this week. All my emotions are very much on the surface. I got my first Covid shot on Monday. I am grateful that I was able to get one. I am scared that it may not work or it may work too much. My arm was sore on Tuesday and I was really tired. I also have Fibromialgia and gout and both decided to kick in this week too. Add it all together and I was a mess for a couple days.
But, I am better now. I am watching the numbers of cases in our state increase. I see the people not wearing masks or gathering in large groups and I get it. I am tired of this. I want to gather with my friends. I want to not have to remember to put on a mask every time I talk to someone or leave the house. But, we also had a bit of a scare with my wife this week that set us back again. We went to a socially distanced Irish Festival this weekend. There were bands and Irish dancers. It was outside on a bright sunny and windy day. As many began to imbibe though the masks came off and the others that didn’t feel like wearing masks began to take them off too. On Monday she began to feel sick. Sore throat, super tired, and stuffy. She slept for almost 8 hours during the day on Monday so we moved her to the basement to keep her quarantined until we knew for sure what was wrong with her. She is better now but it was a couple of days of “What did we do?” It was a good reminder to stay vigilant even when we are having fun. Lots of hand washing, hand sanitizer, and no going into the crowded bars to pick up drinks.
My schedule is jam packed for the next two weeks so I am hoping this beautiful daylight savings time will help. I can already feel the mood boost from the sun. Oh, don’t get me wrong I know I live in Michigan and there is at least one more good snowstorm coming yet. Probably around the beginning of April. Fingers crossed it bypasses us this year!
Good health to you and yours during this time!