Our Home in Texas
My neighbor sent this photo of our house in Sugar Land. Everyone I know in Texas, is in a panic over the expected freeze warnings.
The snow is fun, but everyone is worried about the possibility of frozen pipes and power outages.
Our Ice in Portland
I look at the dusting of snow in Texas and think, "We've been there and done that! Try being without power, with an inch or 2 of ice, while waiting on news about your grand baby's birth."
Luckily I didn't say that. Because my neighbors are amazing. Many have reached out to see if they can help prep our TX house while we're gone. My neighbor Linda, shut off our water. I love good neighbors.
Pandemic March to President's Day
We are close to reaching a year of Pandemic Life. It was March 13 that I started this blog! Today is President' Day, so we're close to enjoying every single holiday Pandemic Style.
But the focus today is on our new baby, still in the hospital. There's hardly time to think about the pandemic... and we don't usually celebrate Presidents Day anyway.
The weather news around the country is keeping my cell phone lit with texts. Not just Texan friends. My Dad in MO has zero degrees. Our friends in Tulsa are gearing up for the worst. No one is going anywhere. Everyone is swapping stories...
Why does this seem familiar? It reminds me of when the whole country was locking down for Covid last March. Everyone huddled around their phones and worried together... sharing what they know. It's odd.
Our Sweet Little Secret
It's kind of nice that we are keeping things pretty quiet about this new little one. It would be hard to be so excited to share news and then have everyone preoccupied with winter storm worries.
This sweet little pandemic baby is just one of a many many millions that have been born during Covid 19. I'm just so grateful that she's healthy and that she was born now and not early on. These winter weather storms are not the same as a pandemic, but they remind me that babies are born during all sorts of hard times. How sad for the parents who bring their newborns home in the midst of crisis or tragedy. This little one is a lucky girl. She knows nothing about weather or Covid and her parents are only focused on her right now. I can't wait until she comes home so we can meet her.
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 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.
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!