Its been a few months hasn't it? Sorry we disappeared on everyone. Last year was rough at the end.
My boss at work took a serious fall and since the Christmas season in retail had already started, finding extra help was out of the question, believe me when I say we tried. All of my coworkers worked 40+ hours a week to get through it. She was gone the entire month of October and part of November. She's fine now, though her wrist sometimes hurts. She came back at the beginning of December.
December was the worst month. A few days before Christmas, my mother unfortunately passed away. From there I lost all need to do anything creative. One of my biggest supporters was no longer with me and its hard to face that emptiness in my life. I've only just now felt the need to start writing again.
After the shock of December, January wasn't much better. My husband, my better half, had to have emergency gallbladder surgery. It was bad enough that we could see a protrusion on his abdomen. The surgery went well and he's still figuring out his diet.
February wasn't fun either. I suddenly got sick and went to get checked out. I had all the symptoms of the flu, but my flu test came back as negative. This was when Covid-19 was starting to get coverage in the US that it needed. I was given Tamaflu, which made my face swell up, and was told to take it alternating with ibuprofen and Tylenol. Once my face started to swell up, I powered through the rest of it without the Tamaflu and stuck to Tylenol. I had assumed I was one of the unfortunate 1% allergic to Tamaflu, but now I'm not so sure. This was all before the testing for Covid was created.
March wasn't fu my brother had a heart attack.
34 years of life below the Mason Dixon line leads to a lot of stories of old and new.