You may have noticed I missed last Friday’s blog post, and this one is going to be pretty short. It’s just an update.
I got all of 10 good days in January, 10 days…
We lost our beloved cat, Twix. If you caught my Goodbye, 2021 post you’ll know he’s been ill so this wasn’t a exactly a shock but the deaths of our animals always hits us real hard. They are our family and we’ve been with them for many years.
Twix was 14.5 years and we’d had him for nearly all of that. He was also the last of our original 3 cats, which made the loss even greater.
It was a crushing blow watching him decline and having to make that heartbreaking yet necessary decision.
We always make sure we are there when our animals cross over. It’s important to us to be there, but it is one of the most difficult things to do and just typing this is like brushing against an open wound.
About a week and a bit after his passing, my partner, myself and almost his entire family caught COVID. Thankfully everyone is vaccinated and handling it ok.
Yes, it’s been 2 full year of pandemic, in which I even had to travel back to England (to a hotspot for the Delta virus) following the death of my sister and never once caught this damn thing.
But fresh into 2022 and it smashes me in the chest.
My partner and I had just had our boosters so we are as vaccinated as can be. And I am TRULY thankful for that, as I don’t want to know how bad this would be if we were unvaccinated as it’s still kicking our asses.
I am finally starting to get my sense of taste and smell back, my lungs are no longer burning whenever I cough (which was very 4 mins for the first 2 days) so we are on the mend.
Normally blog posting will continue next week or possible the week after, depending on how tired I feel.
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