I'm starting to feel like a human being again which is nice. Jack has been with us since Wednesday night.
I got a call from Gracie on Thursday and her toilet was plugged and overflowing and so was the kitchen sink. There was a plumber there to fix the sink and toilet but there is damage to the floors and drywall. She's also been fired from her job. I walked over there after the call to talk to the plumber, I couldn't even talk to her. She was sitting crying and didn't want to talk to me either. Sigh.
We took Jack to the park this morning, down by the river. We had a lovely walk and the trees are turning color. He spent a fair bit of time walking in the bush. He wanted to walk through the bush instead of on the trails. I told him to go for it but to be careful that he didn't get poked in the eyes. He was careful and got tired of walking with his hands up in front of his face. It was very cute.
I planted some bulbs today. I've been meaning to plant tulip bulbs since I moved here five years ago and haven't. Last weekend I bought tulip, crocus and grape hyacinth bulbs, and this afternoon I got them all planted. Jack and the big guy joined me outside and there was water and dirt and some fun with the neighbor boy. We also got a chance to chat with our neighbors which was nice. My neighbor is an emergency nurse and he's done with stupid people too.
Our ICUs and hospitals are overflowing in Alberta, there is talk of the military stepping in to help and or shipping patients to Ontario. Nurses are discouraged and angry but there is a small ray of hope with the new restrictions instituted last week. Masks are back. Vaccinations are becoming mandatory, or at least mandatory if you want to do anything. Gatherings are limited.
I've been reading a lot and making a lot of tomato sauce. I've also booked more time off in the next few months and will see if I can get some talk therapy. It's hard to get help when you feel depressed and then when you're not depressed, you think, but I'm doing pretty good. And so it goes.
My sense of humor and the absurd remains solidly intact though, thank goodness.