Lately, I've complained a lot about hair loss. And yesterday morning I was distraught when I thought I lost Ms. Donkey. But the hair is growing slowly and my good luck donkey mascot was found... and I'm feeling foolish for fretting over minor worries.
Yesterday evening, I was reminded about real loss, when I heard someone I knew died unexpectedly. How could this incredibly well-liked, energetic man suddenly be gone? Hadn't I just clicked "like" to Tommy's new profile picture, after spotting his huge smile on Facebook? I pictured his son, who was in marching band with my son and I couldn't imagine the pain he must be feeling.
It's Christmastime, the hardest time to face a loss. Four years ago today, my mom died unexpectedly. Two years ago, my brother-in-law also died unexpectedly. Five years ago, I lost my much younger half-brother in December. It's not a time of year we expect to grieve.
So instead of getting mad myself for pouting over the stupid things, I'm putting a tiny angel next to my donkey and reminding myself to enjoy each day and to take no one for granted.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 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.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!