The Pandemic Blues

Photo by Angela Kirk

Many of you have inquired as to how I have been adjusting to working from home most of the time and I appreciate your concern. Well let me just say, everything is very different.

First of all, I want you to know how much I miss seeing everyone face to face. I don’t want to brag, but I am rather popular and this whole work from home thing has been quite a blow to my ego. Lets face the facts, Doc sure ain’t going to fawn all over me like the rest of you nice people do. Don’t get me wrong, she is very good to me, but not as impressed with me as the rest of you. I guess that happens in any relationship over time.

Now this whole tele therapy thing has me stumped as well. Doc has an office in the upstairs of our house. I like to stay downstairs on the couch most of the time while she works, take a snooze and protecting the perimeter from rogue ground hogs. However, I am often diverted by the voice of some familiar patient so I go upstairs to investigate. When I get to the top of the stairs I look up and down the hall expecting to see the person, but the only human I see is Doc. Somehow they know I am in the room and start talking to me, so I figure they must be hiding somewhere. I then saunter over and ¬†look out the window wondering if they are hanging off the side of the house or something. Can’t smell them, can’t see them. So weird and confusing.

Now I know I shouldn’t gossip, but that doesn’t mean I won’t. Since Doc’s patients can’t see her, you should see some of the strange things she wears to work in. Today she is sporting some neon yellow multi-printed leggings bright enough to blind you, slippers and a hoodie. She did take a shower, but that’s about it. I sure hope these new fashion choices don’t last post pandemic.

Yes, things are different, but we are lucky. Doc is still working, we are safe, healthy and blessed. Here’s hoping you are all doing well too. Hang in there, we are getting through this together.

  • Thomas E McCown
    April 29, 2020

    Miss seeing you and Doc”!! And I hope that you guys are doing well and enjoying your time apart from everyone and you may not realize how much you really needed to be away from people for the time being “!!?? Don’t get me wrong “!?? I know how much you enjoyed being around people who love you and want to shower you with love and care “!!!? Lol” But ” Sometimes it’s good to have the time to reflect on certain aspects of life and how we possibly can improve our relationship with others who are a integral part of our lives and our family and our friends “!!?? Rich now people can make a journal and start writing about their feelings and their thoughts on life “!!?? If you just start to write about anything “!? Just start writing without much thought of what you’re writing “!!?? And you’ll be surprised to see what you come up with “!!? Well Grover my friend and you too Doc”!! So sorry for the ranting and rambling thoughts’!! But you know me “!! My brains are always full throttle “!! Lola Always trying to give some good advice on what Doc’ Has Taught us in the Past “!!!! Lol” God bless you and Your family and friends “!! SHALOM

    • Grover
      April 29, 2020

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Stay safe.
      Your buddy, Grover