Day 365. Holy Cow.

Last year, at this exact time (3:45 pm), my boss was telling my team to take anything personal home with us. Closure had not yet been announced at work, but illnesses were escalating dramatically and the situation in Westchester County, NY, was already devastating, to the point where they’d announced a mile-wide “containment zone” aroundContinue reading “Day 365. Holy Cow.”

Day 310, at a bit of a loss

Late yesterday our wee family got a bit of bad news. CN: discussing non-pandemic illness & crisis responses along with general pandemic & quarantine stuff. . First thing to note is that it’s not us – we’re all fine – but it’s very close to us. Second is that it’s not COVID, but it’s definitelyContinue reading “Day 310, at a bit of a loss”

Day 201, gray with upcoming nightmare

CW: Pandemic, quarantine, US politics . We’ve had cloudy, rainy weather for the past several days but it feels unreal, like something I’m watching in a movie. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t go out in it or if it’s because I’ve only left the apartment 3x or if it’s because my governmentContinue reading “Day 201, gray with upcoming nightmare”

Day 100, and holy CRAP

8.5 million cases worldwide. 2.2M in the US. Well over 450K dead. 120K of which are in the US. We’ve been seeing spikes because of Memorial Day weekend openings. Because people couldn’t wait. Let alone mask. Protests continue for the fourth weekend. Confederate statues and portraits are coming down. But people are guarding others. WithContinue reading “Day 100, and holy CRAP”

Day 40, with Overwhelm

CW: Death toll, other associated numbers, general horror at the state of the world Today is a rough one. A reeeeeally rough one. I understand that anything that would make US governmental bodies shut down businesses would have to be bad. But today it hit me how bad it still is, vs my miniscule effort,Continue reading “Day 40, with Overwhelm”

Day 24, with Inspirations

CW: Coping or lack thereof, discussion of a death unrelated to COVID-19 It’s funny how many tiny inspirations a person can pull from their immediate surroundings when trying to cope with a mass trauma event. I’ve been through more than one, and normally I get my coping juice from being outside or with blooming thigs.Continue reading “Day 24, with Inspirations”