* I honestly don't feel isolated. Perhaps I don't stay home enough, or haven't yet. It's not that I'm unwilling. Aside from our walks I stayed home when my car was in the shop. I stayed home over the weekend. But this morning I went out to the chiropractor. My lower back was bothering me on our walks and I don't want to let it go too long, so I went. It was a very empty place. From the chiropractor I went to the grocery store where I slathered both my hands and the cart handle with hand sanitizer. I filled my little cart with fruits and vegetables, eggs and coffee creamer, a few canned goods, and some vitamin C, and then I came home and washed my hands some more. Walks help with impending cabin fever, so late this morning we walked around the neighborhood.
* Last week I had my car repaired. and this week we replaced our hot water heater. I am ever so grateful for my son in law who picked up the heater and installed it this evening. It's been a guessing game the past few days as to whether or not there will be hot water for showers. (The pilot keeps going out and the water heater was 14 years old yesterday.) I went without a shower this morning and washed my hair in the sink instead. The water was cool, but not freezing. Sergio lit the pilot again after he came home from work and was able to get a hot shower this afternoon. Idris was blessed with a warm bath tonight instead of a coldish one like last night. Tomorrow I will once again be graced with a hot shower.
* On Saturday I pulled out my clay and sculpted two dogs. I don't know if they'll make it back to the pottery studio in one piece, but it felt good to hold a ball of clay in my hands. There is something soothing about playing in the mud. Always has been.
* I need to pack an overnight bag. Tomorrow might be a good time to do that. I'm not going far and it's not a vacation. The date of my departure is unknown but sure. One day in the next few weeks my 14th grandbaby will make his way into the world and I will stay with his brothers and sister while his mommy is in the hospital. Maybe even a day or two after she comes home.
...and they all just blend together...
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