My left leg is numb. I’ve been sitting for hours staring at webinars and emails while telecommuting at home. It was rough when movie theaters and restaurants shuttered out of my lifestyle. Now I barely open my front door to step out.
My Subaru Outback is looking sad and covered with dust and I’m tired of eating frozen dinners. There was a moment when I had this energy to get up and exercise but now it’s just a flop on the bed with AppleTV and Netflix. I’m hearing news we’ll be returning to the workplace. Yay.
My parents are in their 70s and they live a couple city’s over, the one that has the highest infection rates of the county. I went over for Mother’s Day and they were “normal”, talking, laughing, eating. I went over for a niece’s graduation party and that was strangely normal, too. Father’s Day is coming up.
My new hygiene habits; I am appreciative of the conscious effort by myself and others. It seems people are polite, acknowledging as we pass each other while skirting around the 6 foot invisible bubble.
This is an adversity.
Submitted by Nancy Pe’a, Orange County – Tustin.