Sorry I’ve been quiet but it’s been quite a whirlwind and stressful. So it turns out I’m not a unicorn, just a late bloomer.
Tuesday I got sent for a Covid test because I had been around people who had Covid. It came back negative on Wednesday so I went for a run that night and then went to work on Thursday.
Thursday night I am going out the door for yoga when I realize that I don’t feel good. Within an hour I have a fever, chills and agonizing aches everywhere. I spend the whole night suffering and go for a Covid test Friday at lunchtime.
Friday night I receive a letter that I have to self isolate due to contact with someone who has tested positive. This was supposed to start February 9th but I didn’t get the email until 9pm on the 12th.
5am Saturday morning I receive my text message saying that my test was positive. Of course by now all I’ve had from Friday afternoon on are body aches and a Tylenol every six hours takes care of them.
The big question in my neighborhood now is why isn’t the school closed down with ten cases and counting in the last five days???
I have spoken with the health authority and I am now in quarantine until the 21st. The woman laughed when my only two questions were whether I could take out my garbage and recycling and whether I could go for a run each day as long as I went somewhere without other people. Those are the things that are important to me!
Today it didn’t matter because it snowed so I wasn’t going anywhere anyways.
I have made my first online grocery order which was quite the ordeal. I ordered, it didn’t seem to go through, so I order again, and then suddenly I have two orders registered. I then spent an hour online to have not one but two orders cancelled as I seem to have made three orders🤦🏼♀️
I also called the local yarn shop as I was supposed to go yarn shopping today. The owner was working and was super helpful with picking out yarns. My friend is going to pick up my order tomorrow or Tuesday and drop it off to me.
I am thankful that there are six of us who either have it or have to quarantine because of contact. There are actually at least ten cases in the school now.
I ran out of ginger ale (my stomach doesn’t really love Tylenol) and my friend up the hill – the only one of us who doesn’t have to quarantine) stopped by with a case of ginger ale, vegan peanut butter ice cream and vegan strawberry cheesecake. I almost cried as it was so awesome to see someone (from six feet away, outside with masks on)! I am sure lucky with my friends!!
My friend’s daughter commented to her on the way home- wow can you imagine how much she’s going to knit in the next ten days! Lol she knows me well.
I did consider getting Cori to drop my laptop off to me so I could work on report cards, but my principal who also had to quarantine has already said they’ll be rescheduled so I’m thinking I’ll just enjoy the next ten days as much as I can.
I do finally have a knitting project to show you!
These are my I Scream socks by Caitlin Thomson. I am doing the SPY21 KAL this year so I should have amazing socks by the end of the year. This pattern is from the book Operation Sock Drawer which is a beautiful book! The brown is Cascade Heritage in Bark, the pink is Cascade Heritage in Strawberry Cream, the speckled is Hedgehog Sock Minis in Teacup and the red is Hedgehog Minis in Sin. This really didn’t take much of any colour so could definitely be done with scraps.
I quite often do socks on a mini circular or by magic loop but with this pattern I would recommend DPNs just to ensure your floats are loose enough.
I can’t wait to be able to wear them.
This evening I decided that if i was going to hurt and have to take Tylenol I might as well workout so I did my 2:50 plank and then I did a 20 minute resistance band workout from NourishMoveLove though I did use my easiest band and did only the low impact alternatives and took the pace a little slower. See I’m not completely crazy:). It was sure nice to move though.
Well my afternoon nap is wearing off so I think I’ll go off to bed with my book.