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”

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)”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 348

Look, I get it. I do. You spend a majority of your time at work. Therefore you spend that same amount of time with your co-workers. And humans are social beings, so naturally you’ll socialize with those co-workers, especially during this global pandemic known only as: COVID-19. There are more reasons why you should not dateContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 348”

COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 317

I don’t know about anyone else but I started tracking COVID-19 from December 31, 2019 as my beginning of the global pandemic. Since it’s not “going away” any time soon, I’m thinking that instead of continuing with A.D. (anno domini) the year of the Lord, we should transition to A.C. (After COVID-19) And the yearsContinue reading “COVID-19 Chronicles: Day 317”