Marching on two years later


It has been two years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the subsequent health and safety protocols, tests of patience and kindness. How are you holding up?

Over the past three months, we have seen selfish acts of defiance to pandemic protocols, threats to science and democracy, foreign funded so-called demonstrations about Freedom. From what I saw with invaders wearing it like a cape, it will be a while before I can look at the Canadian flag with pride again.

We witnessed brazen occupations of Canadian cities, attacks on the sensitivities of residents, and now, a horrible attack on democracy in Eastern Europe. People should stop complaining about their loss of freedom here. Added to the refugees from Syria and Afghanistan, western nations will soon see an increased flow of tired souls from Ukraine seeking shelter and peace. That’s going to add to the demand for existing Canadian citizens still seeking affordable housing.

The human servant and coworkers were forced back to working at the downtown office, performing much of the same tasks we were able to do with remote work for two years. Some coworkers did not show up. Their user accounts were disabled. Their colleagues had to pick up the slack with added responsibilities. People are overworked and unhappy.

Upon arriving home hungry and tired from her long days and bus commutes for those two weeks, the human servant was amused to find the Tabby Cat occupying the bed, almost as if she missed her presence for the day. The Resident Millennial did well to have supper ready too.

The Tabby Cat missed the Human Servant during the work day absence

Silver linings:

  • The Human Servant embraced the opportunity to read a book on the morning bus commutes;
  • The HS is now appreciating a week of vacation;
  • The Tabby Cat had her semi-annual geriatric checkup this week. The knowledge that her health is holding on at sixteen years old balances the weight of a pricey veterinarian bill;
  • A cat person friend recently clued us in to the availability of YouTube videos to entertain and enrich our feline masters. The old girl is slowly embracing this new form of enrichment.
The Tabby Cat encounters the plethora of critter videos on YouTube

Now we’re looking forward to a kind and gentle Spring before the cruel heat and humidity of summer arrives. In addition to the Scarlet Runner beans and maybe a raised garden bed in our wee yard, we plan to grow Sunflowers to show continued support for Ukraine.

Sunflower seeds package

Thank you for dropping by. Stay safe. Stay kind.

T

About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, part-time RM student, and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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