When Hurricane Harvey hit a couple years ago, people got out and helped each other. How do you help your neighbors, when we are avoiding contamination?
There are no "Shelter in Place" rules yet, but most are staying home and playing it safe.
So today, I washed down the old canoe. I told my neighbor with a young son, that I was leaving it out by the lake. I thought they might like a break from being cooped up.
I felt stupid after I offered. Who wants to mess with a possibly germ-y canoe?
Plus, canoes can cause more stress than relief, if you don't know what you're doing.
So I made casseroles. Don't we share food at times of crisis? I offered food to a friend who had a fall over the weekend. I contacted another neighbor about dropping off a casserole. She's been dealing with intense work stress, due to the virus.
Both said they were fine and had enough food. I felt silly. Why am I offering food, when we're all worried about spreading the virus? The casseroles looked a little scary, anyway.
I asked Don if he wanted to get out in the canoe. It was a wedding gift from my siblings 40 years ago. Good memories.
Don wasn't up for it, so I got out myself. It felt so peaceful and lovely, as I paddled around. I spotted baby ducks and that made me smile.
I didn't get a chance to help anyone else today. But, I helped me!
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!