First of all, to anyone reading this, wherever you are. I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy and smart.
Secondly – am I the only one who doesn’t think this is going away any time soon?
So, life is still weird for me. Sarah is still taking chemo, in fact, today she is taking treatment, and will spend the next few days in bed.
I still can’t breathe properly, but I have had a referral to a specialist, and I’m just waiting to hear from her. Due to COVID-19 it’s probably a low priority, but the truth is, because of my breathing issues right now, I’m terrified of catching the ‘VID. It’d probably kill me. It would also probably kill Sarah, being as she’s immuno-compromised. So, believe me when I tell you that I have a very personal stake in this whole pandemic.
So far, so good. And at least I live in Canada, where we seem to be handling this a whole hell of a lot better than the USA, and again, you have my sincerest sympathies. I know that anyone who might read this likely didn’t vote for the dangerously ignorant and narcissistic asshole that’s going to get more Americans killed than all the wars of the 20th century combined.
Me, I’m doing as well as I can — to be honest, after a meds change up by my doctor, my mental health is such that I am feeling better than I have in years, despite the fact that I’m dealing with Sarah’s cancer, my own health, and now COVID-19, which has cut me, like all of us, off from friends and family. I have bad days on occasion, but I figure I’m allowed, considering.
I’m working part-time to full-time hours, depending on the week, and my job is in healthcare, so for now, I haven’t been made redundant. I have mixed feelings about going to work, though — see the aforementioned fear of, you know, death.
I’ve not written anything more on anything fictional — there’s too much horror in the world right now, and I really don’t feel like contributing to it. I even thought about resurrecting Helena and Penny, but the truth is, I don’t feel much like writing anything. I’m sure I’m not the only one for whom this whole situation suddenly made everything else insignificant.
Anyway, what are you up to? How are you passing the time in quarantine? What music are you listening to? What TV shows are you binging? I watched Locke & Key and would highly recommend avoiding it like COVID-19. See also: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I don’t care how much time you have on your hands now, don’t waste any of it on that waste of celluloid.
Star Trek: Picard was good. Even if there’s no season two (there will be) it is a good standalone season. Even if it was Akiva Goldsman — at least partially — behind the wheel.
I’m trying to watch The Hunters, but Cheezus Crust that’s an intense show.
Anyway, that’s all from me. Reporting from my living room, Year One of the COVID Apocalypse.