Monday, May 2, 2022

Slice of Life: A (sort-of) validating email

   It's Tuesday, and Tuesdays are for slicing.  Anyone is welcome to join us through Two Writing Teachers, slicing, sharing, and commenting on other slices! 

For those of you who missed last week's post, it's been a long week of living through Covid. Headache? Yes. Sore throat? Yes. Lethargy? Big time. And the brain fog? I've had SO much time and I've gotten SO little done. 

What was so for me, and for others I've talked to, is that I don't believe it, or I don't want to believe it. Yes, last Tuesday morning, I felt like the cold that had been brewing since Tuesday night was getting worse, not better. And when the person I'd had dinner with on Friday night texted that she'd tested positive after the SAME TIMING, I still was in denial that a second line would show up. (It did.)

The true validation happened when this email showed up in my mailbox from the restaurant where we'd been. 

None of us were happy to get this email, but there are so many mysteries about Covid and where people have gotten it that it almost felt like a resolution; since three out of the four of us having dinner came down with it at the same time, I don't think we were the super-spreaders. That being said, it does make me wonder about how to stay safe and what is and isn't okay to do! Moral of the story for me: Stick with eating outside. 


  1. I haven't been to a restaurant in over 2 years for this very reason. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. I haven’t eaten indoors at a restaurant in 26 months. The kids are begging to (especially the child who is afraid of bees) eat indoors again. I just cannot get there yet since I’ve heard of a number of people - like you - who’ve tested positive after eating indoors. It’s so frustrating.
    Continue to rest!

  3. Oh, no! I am sorry about catching the virus... it continues rearing its tiny invisible head at school, randomly, and in the community. There really ARE so many mysteries about COVID, still; well-said. Healing and restoration to you and to all.

  4. I hope you are starting to feel better and better! I am glad the restaurant closed... but wish all was normal again so they didn't have to, and people could do things without fear. :(