Last week seems like a year…
I didn’t realize that the Jose’ fam had been out to see Riverdance on the 13th just before they shut Broadway down. I asked that Melissa delay her visit until they had been isolated for 2 weeks. She readily agreed, expressing her concerns for me. I was wracked with guilt that I had to disappoint her kids, who you know I love beyond words, but I felt it was best for all.
Here in Eville, my daughter-in-law’s trip was cancelled, but I went ahead and had the Jr. girls over to play. I was thinking that the risk from Evansville was not as great. It’s true that we’ve not had any tests here until a couple of days ago when there was one person who tested positive, but that’s because we didn’t get any tests until last week. We are now under Strict quarantine, refusing to let the Jr girls visit, either, but I don’t think that’s making anybody feel better.
The New Yorkers are under SuperStress right now. Both Melissa and Eric are immunocompromised and Melissa’s job is at risk. There is no bailout for them, yet the bills have to be paid. All I can do is continue to send Love and Peace her way and not add to the tension she must be feeling.
My trip to England, scheduled for the Queen’s Birthday celebration in June, will undoubtedly be cancelled. I’m pretty sure the airline will waive change fees and let me reschedule eventually, but it’s a major disappointment. Royal Ascot sent my tickets out with a message that they will promptly refund if the meet is called off. Britain has been super-slow responding to this pandemic so I have just written off the trip until next year…if there is one. God Save the Queen! I’d sure like to see her before she checks out.
How dare I whine like this! I feel so guilty about my constant anxiety. Unfortunately, worry is not rational and many of us who are just fine are still waking up with fear. Stay Strong, Friends.
To Those of you working essential jobs: You are the salt of the Earth–Bless you!
We’re all in this together…We are All One…
P.S. The Garden Blog has been revived.