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What Day is it Anyway? #SoCS Edition Saturday, March 28th, 2020


Straying from the setup of my usual #WDIIA posts because I don’t want to box myself in while writing stream of consciousness style. We’ll be back to regular programming tomorrow.

Sitting beside me now (because it would be cheating just as much for me to have sat down beside something in particular to post the prompt as it was for me to sit beside something now just to write about it–but I didn’t cheat! Honest!) is a package of old photos. This is the first one I pulled out of the package:

Alex must have been less than six months old in this photo, because he was still feeding through a tube in his nose. The g-tube that’s still in his stomach was put there when he was half a year old. Judging by his size, this photo might have been taken before his open-heart surgery. And judging by the rocking chair I was sitting in, it was probably taken in the NICU at CHEO. Definitely CHEO. (The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.)

Back then we were living one day at a time, not knowing what the next day or even the next hour would bring. Kind of like now.

I braved the store again today. No TP, but I did get everything else. Except Kraft Dinner. There wasn’t a single box left. I asked, because of Alex and his heart condition, if I could come in the morning to the store when the seniors did, but the cashier wasn’t sure. I have to call the store later and ask. I wore a mask–people stayed far away from me and didn’t even look at me, at least not directly.

What a strange world we live in now. It’s amazing, to me at least, to think that just a month ago we were going about our lives as we always did. Remember the crowds in the malls at Christmas? That was only three months and a bit ago! It feels like years. Makes you wonder what Christmas shopping is going to look like this year, doesn’t it? Amazon will be booming, methinks.

Yesterday … What did I do yesterday? Ah, right. Went out for two walks with Alex. Plus, I recruited his brother to watch him while I went off alone and worked in the back seat of my car. Good news! I got my edit done, so I can send my book out to beta readers.

Moving forward. It’s all we can do.

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley!

This adaptation of #WDIIA and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you by both. To join us in the SoCS tradition, click the following link where you’ll find all the instructions and the other participants’ posts in the comments. It’s fun! Or you can link to this post if you just want to write a What Day is it Anyway? post.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

25 thoughts on “What Day is it Anyway? #SoCS Edition Saturday, March 28th, 2020

  1. I imagine we’ll have a very different few months now with the quaranteen and lockdown! I hope its over by the end of summer! Its so strange isn’t it? Xxx


  2. This is simply a very beautiful, touching story. I hope all is well with you and family.You are in our prayers.


  3. Thank you for sharing your life with us. What a beautiful post. I do hope that you will be able to get the isolated type of shopping you need for your family. Since my brother and my son do the shopping, I try to call ahead to see if they have what we need rather than have them range around in the store. This last time it was kitty litter. You know that is nearly as important as TP. LOL! Luckily they had that and TP! You are still quite the inspiration with the walk situation. I wish our wind would stop. Of all the weather I could walk in, that is not it!


    • Ugh, I know! I remember going out on rides on my horse when it was cold and windy and getting the worst ear aches. I hope it’s died down for you by now.
      Thank you so much for your encouragement, my dear. 🙂

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      • I wish I could tell you it had died but it is about 55 MPH right now. A storm is coming in with snow and rain. Goodness I can’t wait for true Spring! Ah, horseback riding. It has been well over a half century since I did that. But the ear aches are always near. We can do this! 🤗💜🙏


  4. You and your family have sure come a long way. One day at a time works! I’m glad you got out for some walks and some times alone.


  5. Let’s hang in together, Linda. I hope you get those things you need tomorrow. We stocked up quite a bit last week, but with so many unknowns we thought maybe should brave it again. This time we will order ahead and have them being it to the car. 😞I hope by the time we can become communal again, we all know a new appreciation for it.

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    • Indeed we will have a great appreciation for society when all this is over. Provided we’re not too afraid of it by then. I hope it doesn’t come to that, but realistically, it might take a while.


  6. Nice post, Linda, I like the pic. How old is Alex now? He is certainly resilient, right?!


  7. This is a beautiful post Linda, what a lovely photo this is.
    I really think that you should get priority at the stores. Be safe 💜


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  10. It’s not easy is it Linda💜


  11. You’ve had some tough times in the past as well. I hope you stay safe and healthy.

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