A quarantine journal:
Hi to anyone reading. I hope you are all safe and healthy, and staying sane. This quarantine is a lot harder on many others then it is on me. I don’t have to leave my house, and if I don’t have staff to assist me, or in the current situation, can’t have staff enter my home. I have family.
This quarantine is harder on my family than me. Because they worry about keeping me safe, they worry about everything that everyone else is worrying about. Jobs, money, food, supplies, and so many other things.
I have spinal muscular atrophy type 2. Due to this I am immune compromised. The regular cold and flu season is a breeding ground for pneumonia. So because this virus is causing pneumonia in many people, I self isolate even when I am healthy.
I don’t want to contract this. If I did, I would probably die from it. I would not be able to be put into a hospital if I had it, because of the extensive respiratory therapy that I require. In hospital I would be put on a ventilator, and that would be it.
But the quarantine hasn’t driven us crazy yet. We’re natural introverts, home-bodies right down to our core. My mom is able to work remote for the time being, my step-dad is still going out to work but is able to work by himself. My sister is here to help with my care.
Beyond that I do my normal stuff. I write, again I am participating in April Camp Nano. I’m reading, a lot. We actually just downloaded the new Sarah J. Maas audiobook, House of Earth and Blood. Which is pretty good so far, typically I don’t like audiobooks.
We watch movies, play video games, do puzzles.
However we do like to eat take out and I was seriously craving Creamy Chicken Gnocchi soup like Olive Garden… So my mom made it instead. It was so delicious that I nearly cried.
Other than that, we’re good.
I’m still waiting to hear back on my first round of queries. And if I work hard, I hope to have a second poetry collection for Summer 2021.
Here’s a pic of the soup.