Monday, August 08, 2022

Ten Minute Breather

Up early this morning and after a quick tea, changed the baby and then played with her for an hour hoping she would go back to sleep but no luck. She is a very sweet baby (now at 3 months) and even sweet when she is cranky. We are wearing N95 masks whenever we are close to her just to protect her from any asymptomatic COVID.   Wearing these masks  most of the time in the house  and all of the time we are around her, really gives me perspective on how difficult it  is to wear them for  long periods of time!  I now have empathy for those who protested, but  not enough to wave their ignorance.

Wearing this  mask and hauling laundry up and down narrow stairs  from the top  floor to the basement also makes me  realize I need to find some other exercises to give me more stability.  It does  not  help  when the mask pushes my trifocals out  of alignment either or the basket moves off my hip and locks my view.

My son is still running a fever of 99+ on the third day and hiding out in the dark basement which is his sound studio. It is cramped and full of electronic gear but has a bathroom all to himself.  Hopefully now that Monday has arrived, he can get an appointment with his  doctor and see about  geting Paxlovid.  I am  not sure how  contagious he will remain even after that.  It seems it took a  President  to show  us there is no magic bullet.  We will depend on tests.  I made him go sit outside for 10 minutes for  some change of scenery.  It is so hot and humid but maybe he got some vitamin D.

Their dog also demands walking and feeding times.  He  is too big for me to walk and he has to be fed sharply at 6:00 AM.  I think he has them well-trained, but it  does present problems when you then have a child!

Ah well, they are learning  the hard way.  I have an important appointment with the TSA in  a few days and hope that my daughter-in-laws mother can come down and help for  a while.

It is amazing  how much time is taken up with feeding, entertaining and changing a 3-month-old, making sure the dog is happy, doing laundry and helping with cooking in  a kitchen that  is not  mine.

Regarding our houseguest which I  mentioned in the prior post, it appears he  has broken his collar bone and hubby is trying to get a follow-up appointment with a specialist today.  Looks like we will have him with us for a few weeks (months?) more.  He drove up in a big truck pulling an airstream, so  he is not going to be able to make a getaway any time  soon.

Send thoughts  to  the powers that be for  good energies  here to  keep baby safe and  speed up healing  for those who are ill.  Thanks.


  1. This sounds like real life! Anyway best wishes for all the good energies to keep people safe and healthy.

  2. Prayers for everyone's health and some good news! I hope you are able to get some rest.

  3. Sounds like a big handful. Hope you can get some rest. Most of my youngest son's 9-offspring family came down with Covid last month even the 8 month old grandbaby. Hugs and love to you.

  4. This is and will be hard on you, so take it as easy as you can. I know: easy to say, hard to do.

  5. My grandmother used to say, "It never rains but it pours." I think it applies here.

  6. Anonymous5:18 PM

    You've taken on a huge task, just caring for a baby is a full time job without all the other household jobs. Hope everyone recovers soon. And do remember to give yourself some rest.

    1. Sorry, I see I've gone anonymous again. Pauline

  7. Olga stole mine.
    However, you do what you can do
    Baby has a capable mama and you can go home. Now if only home didn't include a long term, wounded house guest.

  8. Lots of prayers are coming your way.

  9. I miss babies but I sure am glad I don't have to take care of one. Speedy recovery to all.

  10. Wow, you do have your hands full. Hope your son is better soon. The scary one is Long Covid when it doesn't leave when it was supposed to.

  11. I agree, this is the worst time to have a wounded house guest for the foreseeable future. I love babies, though, and wish I was close enough to help out. :-)

  12. Oh Tabor, good energies flowing your way in abundance. Hope you are all better soon.


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