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Since retirement, I have often wondered what day it was. But as the rest of the world was still functioning on a normal basis, I was required to be aware of the day and or date.
This is no longer the case. Now everyone is living in a forced “retirement” frame of mind. Everyone must be careful with their money. Everyone must think about their health. Everyone must look inward to their joys and memories.
I have been dealing with a variety of medical issues added to my preexisting ones. Some days even blogging is beyond my abilities. Typically, I blog in the evening. But today I am rejoicing and while I feel well, I want to get my thoughts on paper, so to say.
I have not needed meds for pain or sleep for 2 days now. That is huge to me. I am so grateful. I awoke not knowing what day it was and I didn’t care. I awoke without the nausea for the first time in 6 days. I am so grateful. I think I am over the flu bug. I did a check in with my body and my shingles pain is down to a 3 right now. I am rejoicing. I literally had to look at a pain scale chart to see where I was. I am all about the accuracy.
I slept from 10:30 until 4 this morning. I am giddy about that. Annie opened her eyes and happily went back to sleep until 5:55. She then decided she could not or would not wait until 6 for breakfast. So, I fed her. We all know who runs this house.
Yesterday was better than the day before and I hope today is better than yesterday.
I attempted to make an angel food cake yesterday. I wanted to use up the old eggs. I cooled the glass bowl in the fridge. I let the eggs come to room temperature. I sifted the dry ingredients three times, as directed. I do not have a stand mixer, so I substituted as needed. For whatever reason, the cake was an epic fail. I hoped maybe it would taste OK even though it was flat as a pancake. It did not. So off to the trash can it went. To be honest I laughed at the outcome. I was proud of myself for attempting to bake while not feeling my best.
Connections are so important right now. I am grateful that last week loved ones checked in on me. I was happy to reach out to others I care about. I was looking at Facebook at friends’ posts. There were many uplifting things to read. I started watching Crafting With the Shabby Tree. The woman is a genius with her creativity. I do laugh though because currently in my life I am decluttering and purging things. I will leave the turning everything into a new craft to the younger ones.
I am still tickled at all the children’s authors who are gifting the world with their reading of their own books. Parents can cuddle with their children and listen to the book being read by the creator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqmNyLcWvS0&t=47s
Artists are playing their music from their homes and gifting the world with their talents. https://www.facebook.com/neildiamond/videos/666739913870005/
Spiritual people are doing meditations and talks online to help in these trying times. It makes me happy to see the goodness in people. https://www.facebook.com/Anita.Moorjani/videos/211464156758336/
My state, county, and now city have implemented a “Safer At Home” proclamation. I think this should have happened weeks ago. I believe we all need to do what we can to reduce the risk of exposure.
More people are experiencing the “What Day Is It Anyway?” With the current state of affairs, I am glad.