A Bad Case of the Yips

The recent rise in the COVID-19 Delta variant reminded me of the time I developed a case of the YIPS. What is that, you ask? We need to go no further than a How I Met Your Mom episode. How I Met Your Mother Season 3, Episode 10 – The Yips. Barney has trouble hittingContinue reading “A Bad Case of the Yips”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 556

On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee lifted the mask mandate … Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30.Continue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 556”

The Power of Clarity

The adage, “hindsight is 20/20”, is never more apropos to describe 2020 A.D. and the #COVID-19 global pandemic than anything else. For me the death of friends and family, the lingering health issues for those that survived, the lockdowns / quarantines, the massive cleaning effort, the business closures, and so much more provided a momentContinue reading “The Power of Clarity”

The COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 506

The light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t SEEM to be a train coming in the opposite direction when speaking about the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that suggested a lifting of the mask guidelines for those that are fully vaccinated AND feel comfortable around non-vaccinated folks. ThereforeContinue reading “The COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 506”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 475

Aiight, y’all … we’re more than one year into this situation. Total cases of COVID-19 in Washington State: 389,143. Total recovered: 186,165. Then there’s the total number of deaths: 5,443. Thankfully a concerted effort has been done to roll out COVID-19 Vaccines. As you can imagine, there was a scheduled vaccination deployment with the priorityContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 475”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 433

Today five states — Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana and North Dakota — have ended, or soon will end, statewide mask mandates, despite the looming threat of COVID-19 and highly transmissible variants. They’re joining 11 other states — Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee — that never required face coveringsContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 433”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 408

A year and some change we’ve been coping with the global pandemic of COVID-19. Now the question we’re trying to ask is: Who’s gonna readily step up for the vaccines available for it? We already know the anti-vaxxers that won’t. They should, but they won’t. Let’s focus the conversation on the majority that will. MyContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 408”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 381

My head hurts. My heart wants to cry. There’s so much in my head that it takes all my self discipline that I can summon not to spew it all out at once like word vomit. “When This Virus Is Over … “ This phrase concerns me because the person(s) that say it don’t realizeContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 381”

COVID-19 Chronicles: A Year In Review (Part 3 of 3)

Despite my successes over the summer over 2020 at work and at home, my depression looms over it all like a dark cloud. My inner demons are working overtime, and just as hard as I am trying to stay ahead of it. Slipping into that abyss again would only have one outcome. Suicide is aContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: A Year In Review (Part 3 of 3)”

COVID-19 Chronicles: A Year In Review (Part 2 of 3)

I grumbled to my sister, who is my tenant, room mate, best friend, and all-around gal pal, “The world is circling the drain, Charrina. All that’s left is for someone to flush.” At the beginning of May, the words / phrases of dumpster fire of a year, shitshow, and clusterfuck were added to my dailyContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: A Year In Review (Part 2 of 3)”