One Year Later, Are We There Yet?

“Can you hear me?” 
“What about now?” 
“Carol, I think you’re on mute.”
“Do you have your mic plugged in?”
“I can see everyone but I can’t hear anyone!”
“What’s the dial-in number, does anyone know?”
“Oh dear, hang on- my kid just opened the front door!”

And that’s how the last 12 months have been like for most of us. PURE. JOY. I don’t know about you, but I am Continue reading

Vaxx Me

I have the grandest news! interrupt programmingI have been chosen to receive the covid-19 vaccine. I have a patient-facing role in a world-renowned hospital so this news wasn’t all that unexpected. However, what I hadn’t anticipated was how quickly I’d be selected. Early on I was able to pacify my fears by telling myself that I’d probably get the vaccine much later (much). I also thought Continue reading

Coping with Covid

“Oh my God, they just need to shut down everything! Why can’t they just shut it all down?” I screamed at the TV as my husband and I were watching the horrifying reality unfold. We were walking into a global pandemic. Sheer panic set in. “Unfortunately they can’t do that, the economy wouldn’t survive,” was his response. But shut down they did. This was in March– more than half a year ago. And since then we have all been living out some of science fiction’s most outlandish scripts.

My outlook during the last 6 months have been one of Continue reading