It’s a long story, but once again I had to take my mom to an Urgent Care Center. Luckily, this time it was a minor issue (bursitis), but it’s been nearly a month of “do you want to see a doctor?” arguments. This is her third visit to a center in as many months and I’m really hoping to avoid a fourth. My greatest concern is keeping my mom well. She has too many underlying conditions to fare through an infection without complications.
Sat in the car for 2.5 hours and had to drive for another hour each way to drop her off, drop off prescriptions, and drive back to my place. I’m just glad it wasn’t a sprain or tear.
Day 93, Tuesday
Time for my monthly grocery run! I was not as anxious as I was the last two times, so that’s progress. I went in around 8am and was back in the car at 8:33am, which is a record. My gran’s home health aide has been helping with some of the groceries, so I didn’t have to buy nearly $400 worth of stuff this time (1 trip for 2 households = a bad time for all).
Meetings in the afternoon and chat. Trying to catch up on all that I missed yesterday.
Day 94, Wednesday
A blur of a day.
Day 95, Thursday
It’s been a busy week. Meetings and playing catch-up before taking two days off for my birthday. I take a week off each year, but what’s the point this year? A couple of days seems sufficient. It’s not like I’m going to do much other than rest, read, and recharge for writing.
Migraine in the afternoon when the weather turned stormy 😦
Days 96-99, Friday – Monday
Mini birthday staycation, quarantine-style. Had a few days to read and rest and do little more than eat all the things. The boy surprised me with an Animal Crossing-themed cake (because he loves themes) and some very special gifts. My birthday is usually quiet, so it wasn’t that different from the norm. We ordered takeout bbq and enjoyed a forbidden picnic (we didn’t realize the tables were still off-limits at the park).
Covid is back on the rise in Florida. Miami saw a significant spike over the weekend. My worries are on the rise with it, especially with regards to my family and my partner’s work situation.
*note, these are always a day behind and are intended to keep me grounded with reality
6:30am back at it…
8-10 work work work online…
lots of med faculty and students signing on to chat for help -I think this means people are settling in to their new normal
students asking for procedural stuff re: library closures
[simultaneously, get back to working on a review I need to finish]
10-10:30 – took a break, yoga quickie, calls
11 work on review
11:45 -12:15 social distancing with coworkers online
1 back on chat… how to explain that we don’t have laptops for every student… lots of questions about returning books by mail if they’re not returning to campus next semester (we’ve waived fees but these students are probably graduating)
lots of emailing to find answers to questions I can’t answer
2:30 – 3 break for walk
3:15 learned one of the students from earlier got a laptop 🙂
5 – called it done. Made a lot of eggplant curry for the next few days (also, my freezer is now overstocked with pre-made meals.)
Around 8:30 I had a bit of a panic attack over my mom and gran and their health in general. It was hard to come down from it.
in the meantime, my insta stories are getting more action than ever…