I received my first shot of AstraZeneca several weeks ago. Two weeks ago I had a sore throat and a runny nose. Cold? Seasonal reactions? It went away in about a day. A week later I tested positive for Covid-19. Boo. I have been limiting my contacts over the past year as best I could, but there you go. As per health regulations, I was required to isolate for 10 days from when my symptoms started, so it was actually only 4 days. Unfortunately, one of my contacts has to isolate for 14 days from last contact.
You try to do everything right, and it still gets ya. Would it have been worse without the first shot? Can’t say, can you? You have nothing to compare it to, but more than likely it may have been.
It got me to thinking. How many people skirt or bend the rules for self-isolation. I could have gone for a run or a bike ride, popped out to the store, etc. I wasn’t going to because it’s the right thing to do for the health of the community.
I was able to put a dent in my freezer food, and made some interesting – and not so interesting – meals from my pantry. I missed my exercising routine, and I now dislike burpees even more…
I wrote and read more, so not a total write-off.
From my blog this week:
Thursday Thoughts: Blogging Questions? – I’m sure other bloggers have the same.
Open Book Blog Hop: May 11 – What we can do with 26 letters. I had fun with this and then realized that I missed an opportunity to talk about who music is created with just 12 notes. Might be a future Music Monday.
Tuesday Tune-up: Writing Tools / Programs – I am still displeased with Shaxpir (Confused? Cuz ya didn’t read it.)
Music Monday: Nobody’s Perfect – After this I finally got around to recording “Riviera Galliard”, the first piece I wrote. Tune in to Music Monday for the result.
I didn’t read many posts this week but here are a few you should visit:
New bloggers: Following Back – Good post from beetleypete
Monday Funnies… – Chris likes “The Far Side”. Me too.
Which brings me to this cartoon that I posted on Wednesday:
Stay tuned for more “The day before”.
Still looking for some readers to go over my NaPoWriMo book:
Send me an email!
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View