We have sad news in our family of an extended family loved one now on a respirator for Covid. She is a 38 year old mother of two. I don't know if she was or was not vaccinated. I don't know where she may have contracted it. I don't know if she avoided crowds, wore a mask all the time or was only around people who wore a mask. I know nothing and I don't really care what any of the answers are. I am sad, scared, and feel helpless to try and help her immediate family. I'm angry that someone, somewhere continues to minimize this health crisis, while others lie in hospital beds. I'm mad at the political rhetoric and talking heads in Washington that just will not shut up with their visceral spewing of nonsense in the name of "muh freedum".
I appreciate folks saying I just need to not work when I should be off the clock. It just isn't going to happen for a few weeks. The work I'm doing is trying to mitigate some of the stress and learning disruption that happened over the last 16 months, while still trying to move forward as more people are vaccinated. It's just how it is now, and I can't work faster to get everything done that needs to be done in the next two weeks. There literally is no one else that can do some of the things I am doing as those that could, have their own tasks. I got a little break this weekend before diving back in, and before hearing about my family. I'll try to get back to blogging when I can but felt you all deserved a little explanation of where my head has been at, and where it will be for a while. I'll take mental health breaks and catch up with you all as I can. Take care and stay safe.