Today I was able to unpack and clean up! I am also fever-free without meds. My throat still hurts and my voice is disgusting and my nose is constantly running, but I feel more like I have a regular cold than a superflu. And so far I can smell, but I know that might change.
I definitely do not feel ready to run yet, but mayyyyybe tomorrow I will try a treadmill walk.
I am also starting to get so excited for the kids to come home. Our nanny decided to keep G until Sunday (or possibly even after camp Monday) and I recognize the immense privilege we have had in being able to recover in peace (and without masks on at home yet – at the rate my nose is running, I’m not sure what would happen with a KN95 on. Nothing good).
4 weeks is definitely enough time to miss them, and to reflect on what I miss about each of them. C has sent super short but very sweet letters and I can tell A especially really misses Genevieve. Assuming no further viral outbreaks derail future plans, I am sooo looking forward to our family trip together in 2 weeks! This will give us time to just enjoy being together and also to think about what we want for this next season of normal life together (pre-K, 3rd, and 5th grade – possibly the sweetest spot of parenting we’ll have for a while).
Signs I feel better:
- I was able to unload the dishwasher without a break
- I can mostly swallow without audibly moaning
- My desk no longer looks like a bomb hit it:
My resting heart rate is still elevated compared to normal, though. I can’t wait to see that go back to baseline as I feel like it will be a true and objective indicator I’m on the way out.
Josh is essentially better. He even exercised today. He took a COVID test yesterday just for informational purposes and there was only a light line vs the instant positive he had initially. I suspect he will be negative tomorrow. Sadly he does not wear an Apple watch so I have no HR data to share.
HUGE shout out to Laura, who saved my life this week both by recording an intro/QA track for an upcoming BOBW and also hosting our Patreon meetup solo today. Trust me, even if I sound cognitively intact, no one wants to see my face or hear my voice right now.
PS: Thank you all for the TV recs! We might start Younger next . . .