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Coping with a New World: Covid, Ukraine, and Auto Immune Issues

Let Me Vent!!!

I need to write, so I don’t lose my mind. I don’t know how to talk to anyone about this because how do you start a conversation like… How are you coping with the events in Ukraine? What about dealing with Covid and all the new variants that keep popping up? Did you know we have an unknown stealth variant? How are you doing health-wise? Are you ok mentally?

Well, since these questions just so happen to pop up, I’ll tell you how I’m feeling.

I’m not doing too good, but I’m trying to make the best of it. 

I thought I had a hard time coping with my own health scares, and then Covid hit, and I have tried to dodge and weave from contracting it, and I have been an iron fence around my family keeping them up on vitamins, shots, and wearing masks, and now I find myself thinking of living my best life because I’m afraid my days are numbered with Ukraine and the chaos that is coming with it.

I must confess, I haven’t been blogging lately, and I have all these ideas, but then I look at my family and think I should spend those moments with them. Am I the only one feeling like you are trying to get in as much time with people who love them, doing things you haven’t, and just wanting to make the best of everything.?

I even let my guard down recently and went to quite a few restaurants that I missed, and I must say, I had the best time at all of these places. The family really enjoyed themselves, the people and ambiance were terrific, and it was something that was much needed. But guess what, Covid is on the rise again, and I feel like the little freedom I had is being snatched away soon as I had it.


I have been a recluse since 2020, and I want to get off house arrest and go enjoy myself. I get mad about my autoimmune diseases and CKD, because not only am I in a prison, so is my family!

I’m just tired of being tired. I want to feel like my life isn’t consisting of masked meetings, short visits in the open air, and homemade meals because I can’t afford to risk my health catching covid.

How are you coping in the New World? How do you stay optimistic when it seems like every time you turn around, it looks like it’s something else that goes wrong?

Let’s not talk about gas and food prices because then this won’t be a vent. This would be a Declaration of How to Make a Cook Mad!

Ok… I guess I have vented and fussed enough. I just needed to vent and be heard because I felt like I was losing it a little.

It’s hard being an adult when you want to have a temper tantrum and eat Ben and Jerry’s.

I hope everyone can find peace and positivity during these trying times.

I will be blogging again very soon, just taking some time to learn how to cope.


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