Thursday, January 13, 2022

2022 - Off to a Rocky Start

 I had such hopes for 2022 to be the time of renewal, of things getting back to normal, of happy times. 

Sadly to say, my granddaughter's mother-in-law, Emma, passed away Sunday due to Covid. So, we have been dealing with that. I'd only known her 3 years but found her to be a delightful, lovely lady whom I enjoyed being with. She'll be missed, that's for sure. 

And, Lordy, is this Covid ever gonna get gone? Now they are recommending that you wear only the N95 or a surgical mask to protect you against the new strain of the virus. And, I hate those things! But, I'll do it to protect myself. I hope you will, too. 

I stay inside most of the time. But, this Friday I am going to put on that mask and go downstairs to check out our newly remodeled community room. It's been a long time since we residents have all been together and that concerns me. I will be careful and keep my distance. I hear the room is really unbelievable, a wall torn out, new kitchen, new flooring, the works. I can't wait to see it. 

It definately has turned cold. And, this week I have had to be out in it. Brrrr.   I had a filling fall out of one of my teeth so I had to have that replaced. Went out to get my long, stringy hair cut yesterday. Today I go back to the dentist. He's fitting me for a bridge to fill a gaping hole where I had a tooth pulled. 

No, this year hasn't started out on a good swing.  So, here's great hopes for 2022 to turn itself around! 


  1. A sad start to a New Year. Here's hoping it starts to improve soon.

  2. Yikes, looks like I missed your birthday but am glad to see you had a lovely one.
    So sorry to hear about Emma. This Covid is vicious and I really don't know anyone who hasn't been affected. Just found out my sister has it but so far, mild symptoms. I think we all had higher hopes for 2022. Guess there is still time. Stay safe.

  3. So sorry for the loss in your extended family/friend. These are difficult days, to be sure. Have fun checking out the renovation in your community room.

  4. Covid is something to seriously avoid getting. Glad to hear you're taking precautions. Sorry to hear about the mother in law's death from Covid.

  5. Sorry about your loss of family. And yes. Around here in PA, Covid and Influenza are horrible. Stay safe and healthy.

  6. Very sorry to read of this loss. Much comfort to you and your family.

  7. Mask
    Simple steps

  8. P s
    This will help save lives….love love your blog…

  9. I am so sorry to read that your Granddaughter's MIL Emma passed away. COVID is awful and just won't go away:( I know several people in the hospital fighting it. I don't get out much and when I do, I mask up. Have a blessed day! Stay safe my friend, HUGS!

  10. Sadly, I keep thinking next year will be better. I think we're getting a handle on it, though.
    I purchased a box of N95s. I also found medical recommendations for reusing them, which will save some money.

    1. Crikey, my brain is wonky. I meant to write that I am so sorry for your loss. Such difficult times.

  11. Sad to learn of the passing of an extended family member. COVID is cruel and we seem to be stuck with worrying constantly about it which is so debilitating. Please stay safe yourself when checking the new Community Room in your building.

  12. We lost friends to Covid this past year, too. It is scary stuff. Even with the vaccines it seems we are not really safe. 6 of my family members have it now/or have had it. We keep our distance and try to be extra cautious.
    Have a blessed day and I hope the community room exceeds your expectations, Latane. xo Diana

  13. It was sad to hear about Emma. Glad you got your tooth fixed and a haircut always helps lift us up a bit.


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