April 18th, 2020

Dresden: Harry magicking

Checking in

Hello fellow isolationists! I hope you are healthy and safe and staying at home unless you are required elsewhere. I also hope you are keeping your spirits up and not watching too much news and finding ways to keep yourself entertained.

Everyone around here is Corona-free still. Our region peaked at 55 confirmed cases and 51 of those have resolved as of yesterday, so we are very, very lucky and I am grateful for that and feel for everyone in the hot zones who are in much more stressful surroundings. We've been doing our part to stay home except for groceries and we're used to being home a lot, so it's not too cabin feverish around here yet.

Mum and I get regular massages (me once a week, her every other week) to help with our health issues and those are not considered essential services (understandably), so it's been, like, a month or more since I've had one and I am feeling it. They help keep the stones moving and passing without as much pain, and I have just been riddled with big stones that are hard to get out and have been having trouble sleeping and just generally feel miserable. Thankfully, they ARE passing, just with a lot of effort and discomfort. People are in a lot worse shape than me, so I can't complain too much, but it's a frustrating situation to be in.

We've completed 2 and 3/4 jigsaw puzzles and watched all three High School Musical movies (which were simultaneously better and worse than I remembered) and some animal documentaries on Disney+, plus a lot of YouTube. Like way too much YouTube. Also, Mum and I have started to complete each other's sentences and say the same things at the same time and the other day independently decided we should have cornmeal pancakes for supper and asked each other about it at the same time. So, we're probably spending too much time together. Or developing mutant powers. One or the other.