Apr 13, 2020

Happy Belated Easter

I know that everyone's Easter was a bit different than in the past.  Instead of family gatherings and egg hunts, people got together via video chats and telephones.  Since I am not christian, my easter has always been a bit different.  I always picked up a ham since they are on sale and would cook one up.  That's it.  No other traditions.  And even that got messed up since I spent almost 20 hours passed out yesterday.

The good news is that I feel semi-alive today.  I have issues with fatigue anyways and now for some unknown reason, I am now getting boils.  Now I am not sure that contributed to my fatigue yesterday but my body's reaction to any virus or bacteria has been to shut down and sleep.

Looks like the stimulus checks are starting to arrive.  My soon to be DIL had hers show up in her account this morning.  I will be glad when it arrives in mine.  Both myself and Saje really need new glasses.  Then we will be waiting on the Unemployment insurance.  You know, it is really strange how I will be bringing in more not being able to work then I am able to working.  But then life is becoming rather strange since the pan-epidemic hit.

I am curious just how life will be changed afterwards.  Will a lot of the jobs that converted to telecommuting stay that way?  Will distance will be the new way of life?  I just hope that our new way forward will consider our planet since she has been rebounding while we are quarantined.

Apr 9, 2020

Still alive


I can't believe that it has been almost a year since I last posted.  I really have to get better especially since technically I have more time since life has done a topsy turvy.

You know I started this blog to record my journey and somehow over time it morphed into a review blog with occasional jewelry posts.  I think that I want to go back to the beginnings.  Oh there will still be pics of my creative pursuits which now include coloring.  And I will be chatting about books that I have read since I am still devour books though more through audio nowadays.

A snapshot of life right now would have to include the coronavirus as it is affecting everyone.  This is one time that being an introvert is a definite plus.  Other then the fact that I am not able to go out and deliver food or groceries, life really hasn't changed for me.  I sit comfortably on my bed with a back pillow behind me, listen to a book or podcast and color.  I take frequent naps as I am always exhausted but life goes on.

There is stress about how I am going to pay the bills.  Yeah still working on getting my disability since I am still not able to work very long before I get tired and lose my short-term memory.  Brain fog is a real bitch.  I have applied for unemployment but they are still trying to figure out how to deal with us gig workers since we are not normally eligible.  And only the Goddess know when the stimulus money will hit since drump is in charge.

You know, I think that it is sad that when the National Guard is called out to help man food banks, the governor's office has to send out a notification that they are not there to police the populace.  Speaking of governor, I am so glad that I live in Washington state where our governor does know how to lead and respond to an emergency.

I have the funny feeling that I could keep rambling on but I don't want to let this post get too long.  I will keep in touch this time as I plan to get reacquainted with my computer.  Kinda strange.  I was the one that fought at work to be able to have my personal computer with me to keep up everything.  I am the one that freaks out if I don't have a working computer.  Yet for the last 18 months, I haven't really used one much.  I tend to do everything on my tablet but that's not the best for email.  And here I do rambling again.