Okay, folks. I’m going to refrain here from making any jokes about April Fool’s Day. Nothing can top the coronavirus pandemic, what it has done to cause upheaval in all our lives not to mention the economy, and it’s certainly no joke.
Here’s my personal experience so far. Several weeks ago, my husband and I came down with a nasty “bug” that had gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms and fatigue. Ugh,I know. TMI. Although this didn’t seem to be the common course in corona virus cases, our doctor suggested we take the test to be sure so we met him in the parking lot outside his office. After he swabbed our noses, while he was fully gowned and masked, he strongly urged us to go home—and self-quarantine until the results came in. We promised to do so.
I recently saw a funny meme on FB suggesting that writers may be the best survivors of this epidemic. We’re often introverts, already used to staying indoors, away from people, so it’s true our lifestyles don’t change all that much.
But I digress. A week later our tests came back negative—thank goodness—but we’re still staying home except to buy groceries. I have to say, though, that cabin fever is gradually setting in. I may not want to visit the nearby mall—which is closed—but I do wish I had that option.
In the meantime, I’ve ordered some spring clothes online, which is actually nothing new either. I like “shopping” at my computer, hitting the Place Order button, and waiting for the package to arrive. It always feels like Christmas. I’m a lot more pleased about this than my husband whose standard comment whenever the doorbell rings is, “Did you order something more?” (said with an exaggerated eye roll)
How are you coping with this pandemic? Plowing through your to-be-read pile? Ordering takeout food delivery? Cooking up a storm? A few days ago, I made bread pudding for the first time in years! It was yummy. Comfort food. We can all use some of that.
Be well and stay safe, everybody!