Is no news. Nothing out of the ordinary. Not good. Not bad. Which all things considered in the world at this time makes us fortunate indeed.
Therefore, somewhat surprising [even to me] that a blog post [late yet again for my self-imposed monthly deadline] materialised: In the words of Flannery O’Connor… I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
Not only were our hopes that we could evade COVID infection dashed; having succumbed, that we might emerge relatively unscathed has also been a disappointment. Post-COVID life goes on much as it always has… however, recovery from our recent bouts of COVID has been as slow as we feel in body and spirit. At best the fatigue lingers and hinders our pace, regularly making itself felt anywhere between 10 am and 2pm [an improvement at least on its ever-presence during the first week or so of the virus] and at worst along with brain fog, aches, body temperature fluctuations and hacking coughs ambush us arbitrarily.
Thankfully, we’ve been sufficiently functional to spend time these last weeks of beautiful late winter weather in the garden. And of course, like most we have responsibilities, family members [since late last year we’ve had to increase our input to support the G.O.’s 89-year-old mum], and our own life balance to manage. We’re both well enough to do as we like just not as fast and not as much which is not terribly reassuring given aged 56 & three quarters and 67 we’re already slowed down somewhat, but not in our dotage.
And so, weather permitting we hope to take a couple of overdue short breaks away over the next few months to recharge our batteries. Our caravan which owing to persistent inclement weather hadn’t moved since early last December did a short trip a few weeks ago for annual inspection and service, is repacked [despite the forecast for inclement weather coming to fruition as I type] in preparation to head off in a few days for a tardy revisit [originally planned for March but rained out] to Evans Head where we enjoyed its inaugural outing during October last year.
“We Are Hard Pressed On Every Side, but Not Crushed; Perplexed, but Not In Despair; Persecuted, but Not Abandoned; Struck Down, but Not Destroyed.” ― 2 Corinthians 4:8-9