Well my friends my sweet, darling boy has passed on his Covid germs. Believe me when I tell you he was coughing and snotty all of two hours Sunday morning when he tested positive. Other than not having a great appetite, which could be my cooking, and sleeping a little longer than usually he is just about perfect. Me, well not so much.
I started to feel a bit peaked on Monday evening, nothing bad just a thought of not feeling well, I tested myself and I was negative. Tuesday morning was beautiful out and I felt okay, not great but okay and I tested negative again so I took a boy with wiggles to the beach very early in the morning, far, far away from others. Those ladies in the photo look near us but they were at least 15 feet away, up a small sand hill and upwind of us. All our germs were blowing out to sea. We spent most of the time in the water and then headed home before anyone could come close to us. It was a success except it takes a lot of work to get Little Buddy into and out of the water, but by the time I was getting him out he was leaning on me and I had to help hold him up I was feeling weak. After a return trip home, we now live about 15 minutes away, we had a bath and shower, lunch and some reading and then I was ready for a nap. I never nap, like never, but it felt so good to just lie down and rest. Meanwhile one little boy was happy to get on his computer early and let me be.
I am officially positive now and the little one who brought it into the house is feeling just fine, well that is except when he gets tired of reading Harry Potter and fake coughs.
I have loved being home. I have said many times I work so much I would just love to be home more, wish granted I'd say. I love spending time with my special boy. We are writing a book this summer and are already on chapter 24. The book is all about made up rescues and adventures, he has difficulty writing anything that is not factual so I have been really impressed how he has blossomed in this area this summer. Plus typing is a skill he will need to be proficient at so he is typing every chapter. We had a drawing contest the last two days and I have shared with you his picture of me just in case you have forgotten what I look like. We take turns picking something to draw, he has a hard time making decisions so this is good for him. I have been graded, 0% F on every drawing I make while a little boy I know gives himself 100% A.
We have been reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He is new to this series, a gift for his birthday from me. He started them with his speech and language pathologist so she gets a video summary of each chapter after we read it so she is up to date on what is happening.
The beach has been great therapy-wise, swimming, running and walking upright in the water, and just some good sunshine and vitamin D. We won't be back for a while, I am just to darn tired. Actually I am so tired knitting, reading and even watching a show seems hard but I am fortunate I know. Yes, I have a stuffy, runny nose and a bit of a cough, a frog in my voice and a headache but I am thankful it isn't worse. Thankful I am in this wonderful house where I feel healing is coming faster. I am thankful for vaccines that we have both had that have greatly reduced our illness. I am grateful for special time together unfolding at a really lovely pace. I have completed all my continuing education for my professional license, that was before I felt really poorly of course. I have ordered school supplies and school uniforms. I got myself out of jury duty due to my special needs son, I made him out to sound much worse than he is, don't tell on me, and I have worked out special behavioral services for Little Buddy if he indeed goes to the special learning school. See lots of things accomplished so now I can just rest.
Covid is everywhere, I am lucky we are going through it at the same time and before school starts. So much to be thankful for even when I feel like a helium balloon slowly losing air and sinking from the ceiling to hover just above the floor.
The flowers are from my giant crepe myrtle tree, milkweed in my garden and lovely purple flowers on three big bushes out back.
Stay safe my friends. Mask up and stay safe.