A forced retreat
January 13, 2022
My son rang me this morning to say he had tested positive for Covid. I'm still coming to terms with that. When he was here he told us that everyone at work had contracted the virus, so in some ways I'm not surprised. (He is triple vaccinated.) Now we have to handle that. It is impossible to get a test done unless you have symptoms and there are no home tests available to self test. So, we will just have to wait and see what happens. Not much use worrying about what might happen. Both my husband and I are 'at risk'. He because he has had open heart surgery and me because I have a problem with my immune system, so it is a concern.
We have to go into isolation for the next 7 days as close contacts so I am lining up the sewing projects. Those place-mats and then quite a bit of quilting. At least there will be no interruptions! Because we live, away from people, I can still go for a walk outside. And there are some parts of the island where you can be completely alone. So it isn't all doom and gloom, and just think of all the work I can get done?
This morning the sea was calm and the wild hibiscus trees had dropped their flowers into the water. (This tree is home to jewel beetles as well as having lovely flowers.)
I am going to keep an eye on my Bougainvillea, it is growing like Jack's bean stalk and it is not going any higher than the roof. I wonder how long it will take to get to the roof?
That is very disturbing news - you certainly will have to keep yourselves isolated. I hope you have a good stockpile of food and other necessities. Enjoy the chance to stitch without disruptions, but most of all stay safe.
Posted by: Queenie Patch | January 13, 2022 at 10:59 AM
I always keep a cyclone cupboard of food so I am fine for a while.
Posted by: Carolyn Foley | January 13, 2022 at 02:37 PM
I hope you both remain well - and get plenty of stitching done!
Posted by: Rachel | January 13, 2022 at 09:33 PM