With hospitals nearing maximum capacity and the lockdown starting at midnight, I’ll be doing my part (as I always have since this mess started), which is sticking to my “bubble” family and venturing out only for “essentials”.
I’ll choose “Covid fatigue” any day over being:
- a burnt out medical professional who hasn’t hugged their kids in months and is being forced to work even longer overtime hours;
- helpless, unable to visit a loved one suffering in the hospital and dealing with irregular updates by staff members who are sometimes nice and sometimes not-so-nice over the phone; or
- the unlucky one to navigate planning a “virtual” funeral/memorial.
Like someone said on television the other day (and I’ll paraphrase): “If you insist on attending holiday parties now, you’ll be forced to attend funerals in the new year.”
Sobering thought, isn’t it?
On that serious note, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Stay safe and make the most of your quarantine bubble.
And if you are doing the holidays solo, indulge in lots of self-care and maybe a little extra rum in your eggnog.