September 18th, 2021
Remember how I said in my Weekly Wrap from the 4th that I planned to read? I was feeling ambitious and felt like I had time?
Well, the monkey’s paw curled in, folks. It curled hard.
Life Beyond the Blog
We have two COVID cases in my house. I can’t go back to work until at least the 25th, pending a negative COVID test, and in the meantime, I’m keeping a close eye on my family. In this house, I’m the only one vaccinated, and I have felt nothing but peak anxiety watching my family get sick. So far, things seem moderate, just unpleasant, but my brain is just waiting for things to take a turn south. I certainly don’t want that to happen, but big anxiety side effect? Preparing for the worst.
So I got my wish. I got plenty of time to stay at home and read. And that damn monkey and its damn paw are off somewhere in the distance cackling at me.
On top of that, we almost adopted a new bunny, only for someone else to beat us to the punch and finalize the adoption first. I’m grateful the little guy has a new home (the poor thing was dumped in a park! 💔), but I’m also super bummed that home isn’t with me. If I was looking forward to anything that would distract me from COVID, it was welcoming a new rabbit. No such luck.
Basically, my life very rapidly became a dumpster fire somewhere in the last week and a half, and I’m kind of reeling. Yes, I did read some books! Success! I also set up the first session of a Skype D&D campaign! But life is tugging me in at least six different unpleasant directions right now, and I can’t say I recommend it. I’m being metaphorically drawn and quartered right now. Drawn and hexed?
I really don’t know anymore. 🥴
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The Week Ahead
I have no clue what the future holds. Life is so day to day right now. Hour to hour, really, watching my family like a hawk for any sign they can’t ride this out at home. With any luck, they’ll start improving soon, and I’ll be able to relax. With a little more luck, I might even read a couple more books without having an anxiety attack get in the way. But at this point, it’s not in my hands.
I don’t love that. Call me a control freak, but I really don’t love that right now.
Still, I’m going to have to make the best of it, and we’ll see where that takes me. And maybe by the time I fill you all in next week, everyone will be back on their feet, and I’ll be back to work for the first time in two weeks. Talk about an exercise in thinking positively.
I hope that all of you are staying safe and managing to avoid COVID. I certainly don’t wish this on anyone, getting it or watching while loved ones get it. And while you’re here, tell me the best thing that happened to you this week! Maybe if we put more of that good energy out there, it’ll just keep rolling. Can’t hurt to try, right?