Changing So Fast
Two months ago we watched world news and worried for China.
On January 21, Coronavirus was suddenly in our country... in Washington State.
By March 4th, Fort Bend county reported the first case in Texas. That's our home. Today, my father's dear friend from his assisted living facility, died of Covid 19.
This is so scary.
Getting it All Straight
The news is confusing. Who do we listen to... or NOT listen to?
It's scary, but it's also mind-boggling. I can't keep track with all these daily changes in the news. I'm forever questioning. So when did we hear this? When did that happen? "Was it really less than 2 weeks ago, that our president urged us to stay calm because this will go away soon." ??? I can't even go there.
So Much to Process
I don't think I'm the only one who feels confused and bombarded by the ever changing news. The disease spread changes, the recommendations change, our instructions change. I keep scribbling notes.
When I was 10, I started keeping diaries. My first diary was filled with boring tidbits about what we ate for dinner and who I played with after school.
My second diary mentions Dr. King's funeral on my birthday and maybe a mention or two of the Vietnam War.
As I got older, the diaries helped me vent about my parents' divorce and worries about college...
I don't keep daily journals now, but my blogging helps me feel a bit of control. I sort out thoughts and I document, here and there.
100+ Years Ago
My grandmother's "A Line A Day" journal, gives me an odd bit of comfort. In October 1918, my grandmother was volunteering during WWI, in Washington D.C.
On October 10, she was told by the Army Doctor that she had Spanish Influenza. She was "scared to death". For the next few days, she wrote about her sore throat and a telegram to her Momma and the "Real Doctor" telling her the worst was over. She was one of the lucky ones, during those stressful days of war and flu!
I like to think "Daw" passed down those strong genes! That's a comforting thought right now.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!