Sunday, 26 April 2020

Relegated to the very bottom

So how is everyone doing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic? I hope you are all healthy and safe, wearing masks whenever you have to go out (*have* to, not just larking about) and staying a safe distance from everyone else.

I am one of those frontline workers so, as a nurse, I still go into the hospital for my regular shifts. I am lucky in that I work in a specialty area (hemodialysis) with patients who must come to the hospital for their treatments three times a week, so I probably won't ever get pulled to work in an area with lots of sick patients. So far, there has been one positive dialysis patient here but we have one ward in the hospital specifically for covid+ patients, with 2 beds available for dialysis, so they have had their treatments done there. It wasn't one of our patients, but one from one of the tertiary hospitals' dialysis units who got sick enough to need being admitted.

For me, life has gone on pretty much as it did before, except for being able to see family. I miss our monthly family dinners, and little visits with my nephew and his family (my greatniece is just 20 months old and too adorable for words!!). We do video chats, so that helps. Because I live by myself (human-wise ~ there are four cats here, though, to keep me company and drain my bank account), my routines are pretty much the same. Except I now make sure I buy everything I need when I go to the grocery store so I don't have to go very often. No popping out to the store for one or two things anymore. I have even stocked on cat food and kitty litter so that I don't have to make many trips for their food either.

Has anyone else (who uses blogger) noticed that the 'new post' button isn't at the top right of their blog page anymore? That, in fact, there is nothing across the top at all? I was bemoaning this fact to Mago the other day. I wanted to do a post and couldn't figure out how to get to the composing page! But just a few minutes ago, I scrolled down to the bottom on my blog and say the tiny little 'Powered by Blogger' at the bottom and bingo! I could get to where I needed to be.

So this is just more of a check-in than anything else, as not much has happened in my universe. Other than the pandemic crushing my hopes of selling my house right now. It has become an albatross and I want to be rid of it, to just rent an apartment and move back into the city to be closer to family, and to work. Oh well. I will give it another 2 years for the economy to recover. Then, no matter what, I will sell and move.

Take care, my bloggy friends! Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay sane! xoxo


  1. All quiet here. Thank you for the update.
    I still have to clear my mum and dad's house for selling - not sure when that is going to happen now. We are all stuck for the time being.
    Stay safe, m'dear.

  2. I have no good reason for not checking blogs much except that I'm so tired in the evening. This is because I don't sleep well of course, but makes me very boring. I saw some of my family today, appropriately distanced, so feel better than I have done for weeks.


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