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 180, with simultaneous fear and joy

This freaking world is both terrifying and hopeful. I posted this on Facebook, but figure it’s worth repeating publicly. CN: discussion of quarantineAlso, this is long, so if you don’t have the bandwidth to read a lot, skip to the 3rd pgph from the bottom… I did the math and noted that today it isContinue reading “Day 180, with simultaneous fear and joy”

Day 147, with… well, everything.

CW: pandemic, explosions, death, chronic illness One of the aspects of this timeline I’m struggling with right now is having to hold multiple intense emotions at once. The multiple horrors here in America, pandemic-related and too many others. The horrific explosions in Beirut. India’s rising COVID numbers. But someone’s suing the NRA. Protests are notContinue reading “Day 147, with… well, everything.”