During this time of Covid 19, here are some things I’ve learned:
- No matter how sure you are about something, you can be wrong. Bo ,after all, is girl and was all along. She is resting comfortably. She trusts Zach so. The veterinarian has had him bring Billy, (now Billy Bo) back on Sunday and Monday for a quick weight check, incision check, temp check and to get a combo shot of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain med. In other words she’s healthier post op ,than most of the humans on the planet.
The unintended consequence of masks being available to me, has led to my wearing them when I garden. I also wear goggles because gravity goes backwards and things fly up into my face when I use the string trimmer. I’ve had enough injuries in 2020 thank you so much, fate. I don’t want to inhale all the pollen out there. AND, if that weren’t enough reason, I don’t have to use sunscreen except on my neck! VOILA!
I’ve learned, with delight, that I can knit with lace weight for shawls. I’ve chosen this awesome malabrigo for my next shawl. I’ve learned that when I am frantically rummaging around for that needle or that stitch marker, I make a huge mess of my stash. So, I’ll be stash organizing later this wee,.
I’ve learned what I’ve known all along: that I prefer a straight and flat challenge. I don’t need the hills to push harder, and ruin the experience. For me. This is true in a theoretical way and a practical way for me.
I’ve learned that I get overwhelmed trying to figure out what is going to happen when. My nurse brain hasn’t ever shut off. I read Dr. Kevin’s articles by physicians every day. I want to reach way back into my heart and figure out, what the heck I WANT to do now that the Barn is off the table.
I’ve learned that I don’t need to watch the news at all. Fireman does that for me and more. As Zach says, if you are distancing, what is the news going to do for you? I don’t want projections that make me sad. I need to shelter my heart from thoughts like, just when WILL I see my kids again? That one weighed real heavy on Fireman and My minds yesterday.
What have you learned.? Besides the fact, that you live with people you love enough to make sure you don’t use all the toilet paper in the house. Besides the fact that if your son’s phone stops working and you are a country away, your anxiety is going to go through the roof. Until the new phone arrives. And , Thank God, it finally did.
I”ve learned you guys are all really helpful in getting me through this with you. Thanks