Monday, March 30, 2020
Just not up to it.
I'm just not up to posting, this plague has taken the joy completely out of life. I try to do things to take my mind off of the virus but it creeps into everything we do. Even going to the washroom for Pete's sake, who doesn't think of COVID 19 while staring at the toilet paper roll! The phone rang, "hello Steven, we regret to inform you that your mother is ill".. great.. that's all I needed to hear. Fortunately it appears that it's not COVID 19. It's either a cold or mild flu. The hard thing is they asked if they could lock mom in her room with a camera on her. I said yes because the alternative is she would have to go to a hospital and I don't want that. She wants to walk around and that would infect everyone else. Yup, mom is sick and locked in her room alone all day, life is a peach isn't it.
I worry about mom in the home, people still manage to get in to visit. They don't understand that it's better to stay away right now. They think they won't get sick and bring it in. In reality it's usually stupid people like that who spread the virus. A couple of days ago the virus got into a nursing home in Ontario... boom... 9 dead!!!
The other thing that made my stomach sick and frightened me to the point of not being able to think, was something that happened between Mr X and I. The count down for my boyfriend's quarantine had ended. Naturally we spent the day together and it was nice. However by the end of the following day, he was really ill. Typical for Mr Bean (me) and his adventures. Seriously wouldn't that be typical for me to get the virus.. for him to be healthy right up to the day we reunited and then suddenly fall ill. Fortunately he is feeling much better today, it looks like a flu bug, the symptoms are not that of COVID. It would make sense that I didn't get the flu from him because I always get the shot and he didn't. It does however show you no matter how careful we are, a virus can still infect us.
They're talking again today about closing the borders between Quebec and Ontario. I'm okay with that, I'm really tired of feeling scared. I have enough food until July, I'll just hide here. I'll text and call my bf like crazy, hopefully absence makes the heart grow fonder. I heard a radio host that I trust, say this morning that things are going to get really bad over the next two weeks in Canada but to not lose hope because things will begin to turn around. Already some people with mild symptoms have recovered, that means herd immunity is starting to build, another way to break the chain.
Mistress Maddie really cheered me up this morning with a spoof on a scene from The Sound of Music. I haven't felt that good in days. He swiped it apparently from Jon's blog which is all good because I'm going to steal it from one of you two! There... hmmm, maybe blogging does make things feel better. Stay safe everyone.