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Took another home test. It's negative. I'm done testing for this exposure. No more. My nostrils hurt.

My friend said her husband is being a big baby about being sick. Maybe he thinks Covid is real now. Funny how some people don't think it's a thing until they get it.

And I guess my symptoms are actually allergies 😆 

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35 minutes ago, Seraphim said:

Proves vaccines work. 😉

Exactly! I got my booster a week before my trip. I truly believe it helped me fight off the virus because I was clearly exposed. That doesn't mean vaccinated people will never get sick but it helps those people have less severe cases. My friend is vaccinated (not boosted, I believe) and she was sick but she is recovering nicely.

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I do find it somewhat ironic that my friend insisted she wasn't infectious 8 days ago yet her husband only started feeling sick a day or two ago. If she isn't infectious how did she get him sick? 

Anyway...I can now move forward from this and start thinking about my position as a direct hire at work. It is going to be great to have benefits again. I have to go pee in a cup tomorrow lol. That's always fun.

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I like Instagram better than Twitter and Nextdoor because the posts and stories on Insta are almost always positive and uplifting. Tweets are usually negative and are used to start unpleasant debates, and most people on Nextdoor are either complaining or selling something. I feel unsettled after reading negative stuff, but the pics of cute pets, families and stories about achievements make me feel good.

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I swear to God my friend actually infected me but my immune system, bolstered by the vaccine booster, fought the virus off. I felt sick last week but tested negative. This week I feel exponentially better. 

Physically better, that is. My heart is broken and sick. My cousin said her son, who had to participate in an active shooter drill yesterday, said he's afraid to go hide in the bathroom because the bad guy could still see his shoes. Heartbreaking.

And people claimed wearing masks psychologically damaged children but active shooter drills and armed guards at school are just fine!!!

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Aww that's sad. Poor kid. His anxiety is gonna be through the roof at a time he should be able to just be a little guy!

Im not in the US, in Canada, but I hear things from people I'm close to with young school aged kids about other kids bringing knives, weapons, being threatening to teachers and kids....and these kids are right back in the school within a week. Like what the?!? That's crazy to me. No wonder no kid feels safe. 

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I agree. We did have air raid drills when I was in grade school. But the biggest threat from the other kids was being made fun of or possibly getting punched or kicked. No weapons. Now kids have to worry about getting shot.

One of my friends gave his daughter an assault rifle for her 10th birthday. And he, his wife and their kids posted a Christmas family photo on Facebook with all of them holding assault rifles.  Two of them were pointing the rifles at one another. Ironically, his wife sadly committed suicide using a gun. He's still a big time gun enthusiast, though.

I have my thoughts about this issue but I won't go into it here. Except to say I'm sad for all the frightened children and their parents.

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I signed up to participate in a march to support firearm regulations. I am not 100% anti-gun, just in favor of some reasonable regulations. This will be my third protest in six months. The other two were for a different issue. But I don't feel like I can stand by and complain yet not at least try to have my voice heard. I feel the same way about voting. If I don't vote how can I complain?

I saw a story on the news where one of the fathers whose daughter was murdered in Texas during the school shooting was talking to a reporter. He was sobbing and I sobbed along with him. Good God, something has to be done. I'm sick and tired of children being murdered.

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On a less important note, I absolutely hate it when maintenance workers come into my apartment! They step on my floor with their filthy boots, they touch my furniture, they (ESPECIALLY the plumbers) often leave a big greasy mess for me to clean up. I have my Swiffer ready to use the second they leave. And I moved my wingback chair and bed away from the wall heater (which they will be here to inspect) because last time the guy used my couch to haul himself back off the floor and I do NOT want any of them touching my bed!

Ugh.

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My brother told me he is having cold symptoms, a sore throat, stuffy nose, etc. I asked him if he had any home tests. He said yes, but he hasn't tested because he's wanting it to be just a cold. I told him that's what my friend said too. He replied "Ouch. Valid point." He's going to test himself today. If it's negative at least he can stop worrying.

Side note, this is not from me. I was exposed 13 days ago so it's past the time where I could have infected him, plus I tested negative FOUR times over 8 days. 

I doubt he's been exposed but the test will confirm. Of course I hope he's negative and just has a little cold or some seasonal allergies. 

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My brother decided not to test himself.  He said he's going to wait to see if he gets better first.  🤦‍♀️  And that attitude is one of the reasons why the pandemic won't end and why cases are going up and up and up.  Because these people who hope their symptoms go away don't isolate.  They keep parading around exposing dozens of people, but since they didn't test they can claim they didn't know.  That's what my friend did.  It wasn't her fault because she didn't know she had Covid, she thought she had "allergies"!

And...I'm having torrential diarrhea today (sorry for the TMI).  I apparently ate something bad yesterday.  I was out on a walk, stopped by the local package-free shop to pick up some liquid hand soap and some shower gel, then I was going to maybe buy some ice cream after I walked for about an hour.  But then I started getting that awful feeling where you're worried you won't make it to a bathroom in time.  I managed to get myself back home but it's been bad ever since.  I was going to grocery shop late this afternoon but I just don't feel up to it.  I feel weak.  And to top it all off I spilled a nearly full glass of iced tea on my floor.  So I had the fun of cleaning all that up right after I got out of the bathroom.  Fun weekend so far.

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I forced myself to go grocery shopping.  I knew if I put it off I'd regret it later.  I feel OK now, but leery of eating anything.

My neighbors across the way have been arguing loudly more and more frequently. I'm sad because I like them both, but they have ugly arguments with horrible name calling by the both of them.  It worries me.

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