They gotta eat. Speaking of which, now I have time to tend to my kitties better, and I think Theo needs a vet visit to make sure he is aging in a healthy way. Seems a wee bit too frail lately. As my awesome vet is like family to me, I count her in my family circle, I will be bringing up my pets to her. Puppy has to get vaccs, Teddie needs her lepto shot series. What's one more visit with a kitty? At this point...
The past three days have been both good and bad. Bad, as watching the big red dots spread across the nation's map like unruly bloodstains has been unnerving to say the least. The numbers look so low...but we know that the numbers only represent the tested, and there are 60-80% more people that have the illness but haven't been tested. This reminds me so much of King's The Stand, the hugely long book Iread in the summer of 8th grade. The one that kept me up at night reading or dreaming scary dreams. This keeps me up, too.
My neighbor has a cold, and I mean a cold. NOT the corona. Can I prove it? Nope. But she has a runny nose. My other neighbor and I have had runny noses for about six weeks. Allergies, cold. whateva. Breathing is fine. It makes you paranoid though. I think back a couple weeks ago when I had pain in my lungs and said as much to my friend, and laughed as it was a weird thing to describe. And headaches. And just felt so, so tired and worn out, couldn't sleep enough. Was it Corona? Or Was it February and March? We will never know. As a "sicky" immuosupressed individual I suppose I was supposed to get very sick. Put another check in the "She's a tough old broad" column.
The timing of all these things amazes me. I can't believe that Tessa came and I was able to get her before all of this lock-in stuff started. If I had thought I'd have the time to gently raise this puppy with constant care and love (i.e. spoiling) I'd never have believed it. She is adorable and I love her. I thank GOD I have a house full of critters to keep me company and connected to something besides my phone. I also thank GOD that I am an artist and can never have too much free time on my own. I feel bad for people who live alone without pets. Without hobbies, too. Unimaginable at this point.
Yesterday was a beautiful day outside. I walked the dogs, talked to neighbors at a distance, and let the puppies run their little hearts out. There is an electricity in the air that is fear...fear of each other, fear of hurting each other unknowingly. I wanted to work on a textile piece, but just couldn't. Too antsy. Instead, I made paper flowers on my Cricut, using old books for the paper. It was theraputic and relaxing. After an hour I realized I didn't even have an audiobook on...go Cricut. Now that I've broken the ice on getting lost in artwork, I plan on tackling the big piece today. It is going to be a long one and I have NO EXCUSE not to get going on it. Besides, today is rainy. Puppy will get wet if I take her out!
My good art pals and I used Zoom last night to have a video chat. It was great to see everyone even if the tech is a bit choppy. I miss my friends and the laughter that happens when we get together. At least we can video chat as a group now. They want me to teach them something online...wellllll...!? They have forgotten more than I'll ever know, so this is a nutty concept.
I think I will be posting more, if only to catch the thoughts and things that are happening in these novel times. So, so strange. Be well, y'all. And keep washing those paws!