I'm playing a fun game right now:
Head cold? or Cottonwood allergies? or COVID?
I have made it three Mays (hopefully) without getting COVID. I have masked diligently, and watched the numbers to see when I could let up on restrictions. I always mask in public places like grocery stores (even though practically NO ONE is masking anymore) and limit going out.
I may still not have COVID -- I have tested twice since yesterday (last night and this morning) and am so far negative. I have a stuffy nose, a sore throat, a headache, and I'm utterly exhausted. Like, have spent an inordinate amount of time in bed or on the couch, out cold. No fever though.
A teacher friend I share a room with let me know she has COVID yesterday evening. We don't sit near each other, but we do eat lunch, in the room, unmasked. After the kids are gone on Friday I took my mask off because it was like, NINETY DEGREES in my room (ah, no air conditioning), and we were both in my room. It's the most exposure risk I've ever had. Does it matter that the window was open and fans were going? I guess we'll find out.
So now I test, and test, and try to convince myself that it's cottonwood fluff that's flying through the air or a sinus cold. I really, really hate the tests and how they remind me of pregnancy nonsense. The waiting, the looking for even the faintest of lines (although I don't want that line this time). The mixing of the vials, the flicking of the solution in the tube. It's all letting unwelcome memories seep forward.
Cross your fingers and toes that I don't have it. And that I don't give it to Bryce in a very busy time for both his work and his PhD endgame. (Masks, masks, so much masking.) I'm calling in for tomorrow because I feel like crap, but the rules are you can come to school as long as you are testing negative, which is bananapants. You can test negative for days and be contagious!
Anyway, wish me luck.
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