Friday, May 6, 2022

7 Covid Takes

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It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?


Well, it finally happened. On Monday, my 13-year-old went to the school nurse not feeling well and tested positive for COVID.

So they called me to pick him up, and by that time I wasn't feeling so hot, either.


Progressively my son got better and was playing Minecraft with his friends by that evening, but I felt worse and worse. 

I was absolutely exhausted and laid in bed for about 20 out of the next 24 hours. I know COVID has some bizarre symptoms but I mainly felt like I'd been trampled by a horse and my organs were all tender. It was like nothing I've ever felt before.

After three or four days, the soreness went away and the congestion, sore throat, and muscle achiness set in.

As it is, I've got about one hour a day where I can be up and productive, and I'm using it to write this Quick Takes so you'd better appreciate it.


Despite that, I kept testing negative all the way up until Thursday. Everyone in our household (except for the 13-year-old) did, actually, despite the fact that they'd been dropping like flies. 

Our trash is 50% COVID tests right now.

We actually made our 13-year-old take one of our tests to see if they were defective or something, but they weren't. It showed up positive for him right away.


So it's kind of a full house this week. Each of the kids have had a day or two of feeling crappy, but there's always a few that feel fine at any given moment. 

Normally I would enjoy having them home, but unfortunately I'm too exhausted to do much besides lay on the couch while they destroy the house around me.

But they have been doing some good and productive things, like covering our driveway with sea creatures in sidewalk chalk in between bouts of rain:


When I have time to kill (or when I'm laid out on the couch for the 15th hour in a row feeling terrible and need something mindless to do, as the case may be) I usually play a game called Drop 7 on my phone. That's pretty much it; I have one game on my phone.

I started playing it while I was on bedrest in the hospital while I was pregnant with my 8-year-old, and it's been there for me ever since. 

Recently, Drop 7 kept freezing on me, so I uninstalled it and when I went to the app store to reinstall it... it was gone. It's no longer in the app store. My teenagers looked it up and told me it's now just for the iPhone. I feel so betrayed. And now I'm in the market for a new game. Any suggestions?


Before the nurse's COVID phone call on Monday, we were unsuspectingly living our normal lives and I should probably mention a few of those things.

There's a yearly fundraiser at our elementary school that's a family event where we all come and buy tickets for the kids to play games and enter raffles, and our littles were really looking forward to it. Especially since they couldn't do it last year due to COVID.

This year, they tried to adapt it to be more COVID-friendly. Instead of holding it in the school they held it outdoors, which would've been fine if it hadn't been freezing outside that day. They didn't have as many games as usual so things could be spaced out, and by the time we got there about 30 minutes before closing, the poor volunteers with icicles hanging off their noses were already breaking down the games and just trying to get the heck out of there.

It was really lame, and my kids were beyond disappointed.


My 17-year-old also went to prom! 

Her shoes and jewelry were saved from the prom that got canceled 2 years ago at the start of the pandemic, and she found the most beautiful dress on Amazon. 

Finding a formal dress with sleeves is a gigantic accomplishment, and this one is elegant but also casual enough to wear other times, too. 

Once I'm a functioning member of society again, I'm going to hem it up so she can wear it to church.

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Fiona said...

I hope you’re feeling better soon!

Handsfullmom said...

Sorry it caught up to you all.

I don't play a lot of internet games, but Wordle has been fun. I like the octordle version even better. I used to play Wordscapes too.

Anonymous said...

Blockudoku is a mix between sudoku and Tetris. It’s pretty fun!

AnneMarie said...

I hope you feel better soon! And thank for sharing the link to the dress-that's beautiful! It's ridiculous how challenging it can be to find nice dresses that have some sort of sleeve (and a back!) and also don't plunge down halfway to one's belly button. What a great find!

PurpleSlob said...

Covid sux!! I'm so sorry. At least everyone got over it in approx the same time period.
She's gorgeous!!