The Writer They Call Tay (awanderingbard) wrote,
The Writer They Call Tay

Still here!

Hello, world! I hope life is treating you as well as can be expected and that you are healthy and safe and so are those you care about.

Things remain pretty chill here. We have no active COVID cases at the moment in my district, though I think they might have mentioned a new outbreak at a nursing home around here on the news last night, but I couldn't hear properly. Either way, we have been extremely lucky and I'm very grateful for it. We still have to abide by the province's guidelines for social distancing, but Ontario is starting to slowly open up. Garden centres are now open, and stores that have their own storefront (I.E not a mall) can open too. I'm glad we're going at a slow rate and taking it week by week. We don't want to open too fast and have another big outbreak.

The store where I get a lot of my allergen-free food opened up on Monday, so that was nice to through again and grab some treats. I've been doing okay with the regular grocery store foods, but I was pretty limited and wasn't able to get the healthiest stuff, just stuff I could eat, so it's nice to be able to eat a bit better again.

We've been keeping ourselves entertained by getting far too emotionally invested in the neighbourhood wildlife, especially the fauna in our backyard. We have a bunny we call Charlie (because we don't know if it's a boy or girl bunny, so we gave it a unisex name) and it has discovered that Pax can't get out of his pen, so it just boldly hops around, doing what it wants while Pax goes crazy in his pen. We also have Mr and Mrs Robin who have made a nest over our back porch light, right next to the back door. Many a breeding pair has made a nest there over the years, but I'm guessing these guys are new parents because they are much more nervous and hostile than the ones we've had in the past. Whenever you open the door, Mrs Robin flies to the tree and screams at you and then Mr Robin comes and joins her, and they start swooping at you to go away. They also swoop at Pax, who thinks they want to play with him and runs around smiling and barking at them. We've been trying to get him in and out as fast a possible so they aren't away from the nest too long. It's been really cold here, with snow on a few days, but the eggs have hatched and Mrs Robin is bringing them worms now. We're very proud of her for doing such a good job under difficult circumstances.

Healthwise, the stones have been better, but now my PCOS is acting up. I didn't get my period last month and the medicine I'm suppose to use to induce one hasn't worked yet, but fingers crossed it will soon. Last time I went without a period, it lasted five months and then I bleed for six months straight and had to go the hospital twice for haemorrhaging, so we want to avoid that as much as possible. PCOS for the suck!

Overall, though, we're all coping and know we're very lucky to be where we are and in the shape we're in. If I could just get a massage, I would be so grateful, but there are worse things happening in the world right now. It's important to keep perspective.
Tags: misc./non-fic, rantage and randomosity, woe is me

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