“We are all in this together. And we will get through this, together.”
– Antonio Gutteres, Secretary General, United Nations
Well, I’ve been gone two weeks, and the thing is that early last week, I tested positive for Covid. Yes, I did!
We were to travel over the Diwali weekend just gone by, but I developed the symptoms – very mild fever, fatigue, a dry cough and mild headache on Sunday before last. Friends who had tested positive, insisted I get the test done. I relented of course, as I was to travel, and that too to see my 80 year-old Father after 8 months of Covid, and it wasn’t worth taking a chance at all. We were to travel by road in our car and were to do a river safari too, prior to the journey we’d make to see my Father.
The plans were a washout, and we were all sorely disappointed. But I’m so glad I went ahead and took the test, more so because of the travel plans. And nothing was worth taking a chance.
Covid can get anyone, however careful you are. I have not been socialising and maintaining all the safety measures in place, mask, sanitising regularly, etc., yet the virus got me.
Today, as I write this post, I’m on Day 11 since I developed the symptoms. I’m doing so much better. The symptoms are mostly gone. My sense of smell which I lost mid-last week, is slowly but surely coming back. Yet, I am staying put in my room, quarantined, to ensure rest of my family is safe and protected.
The Sun Shines and Gratitude:
Mi familia has been my rock, and source of strength and joy during this phase of isolation. Looking out for me, ensuring I’m comfortable, rested and have eaten well.
So have friends who have reached out with their reassuring calls and messages, and prayed for my well being and that of my family’s. So very grateful to be surrounded by so many angels who have infused my life with prayers and good wishes, during this testing time.
My spirits are flagging high. I have managed to read, listen to music and spiritual discourses, watch shows on Netflix (which I would never do otherwise), rest, and also maintain a Covid diary with the my day-to-day details and symptoms. I also have been chanting abundantly, meditating and have continued to do my breathing exercises. Can’t wait to start practising yoga again. Right now I feel too weak to practise.
Today is the first day I’ve opened my Mac to work. I couldn’t have let the #WW post go. I will be taking some time to read and respond to all your posts that you link up this coming week, as the weakness is still getting to me. Can’t be online for too long. Please do bear with me, meanwhile.
I’m so grateful to my furry girls, Mishka and Laila who have been my constant companions, though initially I wasn’t even petting them, as they could transfer the virus to others. Laila, refuses to leave my side, sleeping on the rug all day. Mishka hops in to give me company now and then. I’ve now started petting them a bit. The doctor says since I’ve had no fever for over a week, my chances of passing on an infection are mostly nil. Yet the quarantine will go on for another 3/4 days.
The DH also gives me company regularly; masked on the futon opposite me, having tea and some of his meals with me.
It’s so reassuring to be surrounded with so much love. I’m grateful, that I have this life and the will to fight off this virus with strength and will power.
Meanwhile, wishing all of you safe times ahead. Keep that mask on, and don’t drop your guards yet, as the virus is very much around. Hugging is also a complete no-no, I would say.
I wish you all new beginnings this Diwali and a blessed wrap up to the year 2020.
Much love, light, laughter and good health!
Check out these wondrous #WordlessWednesday posts.
Arigato, Gracias, Shukriya, Multumesc, Danke to my amigos in blogosphere for sharing the #WW love with me.
- Patrick takes us for a fascinating walk by California’s Camel Beach.
- Cathy gives us a cuddly dose of winter warmth for people like me who are always cold. 😉
- Suzana takes us through Nico Naan’s ephemeral landscapes of gorgeousness.
- Suzana also takes us to an enchanting park with a tranquil lake in Romania.
- Sandee shows us by a bench where we can witness the fall colours in all their glory.
- Christina shows us a spectacular sunset at South Africa and her daughter’s Haloween costume.
- Zina takes us visiting her cat, Calliope in Romania. Calliope sure got the moves. Check her out.
- Zina once again catches her cat, Calliope keeping a tab of the time.
- Steve is here to spread more laughter with his egg-cellent post.
- Arvind from Jaipur tells us to value the golden hour and why it’s not a good idea to press the snooze button.
- Diana shows us a fascinating glimpse of hippos and crocs from Africa.
- Veronica comes up with another interesting post from Malaysia of a dog called, Indy at her son’s animal shelter who now has a forever home. Don’t miss the prettiness.
- Maries shares autumn laughter from the US of A.
- Dear friend, and a regular with #WW Parul is back after a longish hiatus with an interesting post from A-Ma temple in Macau.
- Yvonne joins us with some kitty snippets and gorgeous artefacts collected by her mum and her.
- Plaridel shares a little heart-tugging story called The Gift.
- Betty takes you to New Zealand visiting Spoonbills foraging for their meal.
- Vinitha, returns to #WW again after a little break and stuns us with her lyrical poem that goes with an awe-inspiring sky.
- Priya shares a glorious glimpse of the November sun bouncing off her ruby red veggies.
- Pragun joins us with a mystical tribute to the exotic Night Jasmines or Paarijat that dot our landscapes in Autumn.
- Chandra joins us with lovely Irises and the power of prayers.
Here’s how you can join:
- #WW is an alternate week link party and goes live 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
- The next edition goes live on 17th November, 2020.
- Post a picture/pictures on your blog. It could be from life’s wondrous or wicked moments. Plug in the lessons (#WednesdayWisdom) and humour too. Share your wanderlust moments, or simple random shots from your day that caught your fancy, or not.
- Make your post as wordless or wordy as you wish to.
- There won’t be a linky widget, but you can leave the links to yourposts in the comments section. I will link your posts on my blog in the next edition and spread blog love.
- Do add the badge to your post and a backlink to my post.
- And do connect with a fascinating bunch of bloggers from across the globe by visiting and reading them.
You can link up right up till Monday the 30th November, and you have ample time to hop in.
The next post goes live on 1 December.
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Have a fabulous #WW!
Linking up with a bunch of fantastic peeps from the blogosphere who host Wordless Wednesday :
Also linking up with Trent for his weekly Smiles.