All of a Sudden
We've been hearing about Coronavirus since January. But early on, the worries were far away in China, then Italy...
It seems like things shifted overnight. On February 29, the first death occurred in Washington. Now, two weeks later, the grocery stores are full of panicked customers, buying up milk, bread and hand sanitizer.
Don and I watch the news and try to figure out how much to worry. We communicate with our kids and all our siblings, in 7 different states. None of us know where this is going, so we just keep in touch.
Our family text threads share concern and humor, too. Pet photos make us laugh. Even grocery store pics, like my brother's from Idaho, lead to jokes. We laugh about the hoarding insanity. Why is everyone so worried about toilet paper?
We've seen this kind of shopping madness, before hurricanes. But this is different. Are we worried about being sick or not being able to get food? Are we worried that we'll be told to isolate at home, like in Italy?
Mostly I think we're worried about having so little control over this unknown future.
At least I kind of know how to do the hunkering down thing. I did a fair amount of that, when, I started this blog for cancer. But, what else do I need besides Don and food, if we're stuck at home?
Flowers! Don and I made a trip to the hardware store. Now if we choose to weather out this storm at home, my pots won't be full of dead plants!
Ahhh! Much better.
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!