Journal of a Pandemic Year: Part Twenty-Five

Dear Readers,

I just wanted to give you a quick update rather than a full blown post. As I referenced at the end of the last post, I had gotten sick on Friday. Saturday morning, I had a COVID test but they said that it would be five days or so until I had the results back. On Sunday, I woke up with chest pain and tightness in my lungs. I went ahead and went into the ER. They ran a whole bunch of tests, including another COVID test. Everything came back normal and the COVID test was negative. I didn’t have the Rona, but rather a raging upper respiratory infection. They gave me a bunch of prescriptions and sent me home. Getting over the URI has been tough, but it isn’t the Rona, so I’m grateful for that. My Mashka was definitely watching over me.

It is Thursday as I write this. The fever and chills are gone. I still have a lot of gunk in my chest, but I think it is getting better, albeit slowly. Today, I entered grades and finished all the end of the semester paperwork for the college and one more semester is in the books. We have a shorter than usual turnaround this time, three weeks off instead of four, but I plan to take full advantage of it. Normally, my end of the semester tradition is to have a Sharpe’s Rifles marathon. However, I’m probably not going to do that to mark the end of this one.

On Monday, Dec. 21st, I’m going to launch myself wholeheartedly into knocking out the first draft of the sequel to Molly’s Song which I am tentatively calling Molly’s Journey. As soons as I have a release date for Molly’s Song, I’ll be sure to let you know, so stay tuned for updates. Also, my next post will not be part of the “Journal” series. It will be my annual “Year In Review” post which I will make on Dec. 31st.

Until then, Dear Readers, take care of yourselves. And each other.


5 thoughts on “Journal of a Pandemic Year: Part Twenty-Five

  1. I am grateful it’s not the Rona! I had an URI recently and I also freaked out about it being the Rona at first. I was more concerned for my mother, for whom I do a lot of things as she is high risk. But we’re both good. I am personally having an Airwolf marathon, but I can see doing a Hornblower or Sharpe marathon prior to year-end. Congrats on getting Molly’s Song over the finish line. I hope you have as good a Christmas as possible! Stay safe!

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  2. I am glad it wasn’t rona! Hope you are better right away. Praying for total comfort and healing!! You will appreciate this: I had fallen asleep in the recliner after working with kinder all day. Bobby was playing his keyboard. All of a sudden sirens are blasting, horns honking, lights flashing. Scared the heck out of me and my cat. I thought there was a fire in our mobile home park and they were alerting people. Run outside to see several fire engines and cars…and then to see SANTA in the back and up top on the final fire engine!!! We have lived here 11 years and had never seen him! As time went on you could hear him continuing his travels for quite some time!! Wish I had known…I could have had a picture! Santa…always full of surprises!😊❤️🎄

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  3. Oh!!!! I am thrilled you will be starting Molly’s Journey! Praying for you to feel better so working will be easier. We appreciate your hard work! I am sure you will do well! 😊💕🙏🏆

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