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Mask Here, Mask There, Mask Everywhere

Governor Polis advises Coloradans to wear cloth masks now when outside the home. It is not new to me, this donning on the mask thing, as I have been required to do it all the time at work. Our world is full of uncertainty. And I was busy at work and did not make time for daily journaling. I decided to post my gratitude today. At least I would do this. It is good for me.
  • I feel grateful for the Governor for suggesting wearing the mask. To this day, many people still do not cover their cough with a tissue or something. At least with the mask, the coughers won't forget. Oh, and please make sure you cover your nose and mouth with that mask or scarf. 
  • I made Josiah smile when he saw me with the mask on. It is hard to distance myself from him, so I just wear a mask.

  • Some neighbors donated sandwiches to hospital staff taking care of COVID-19 patients.
  • A Belgian Waffles business, Wafels and Dinges, donated boxes of yummy waffles as well.
  • Two of my co-workers' families also donated food to the staff.
  • One of the doctors bought everybody lunch again.
  • Paul dropped off some necessities to my house. We were running out of toilet paper and wipes, especially. His store still has some so he got a few for my household.

  • Exercise for the body, and mind mostly. It is free.
  • Zumba on Prime Video at home. This way I could dance without anybody laughing at me but myself. It is fun.
  • Speaking of dancing, my ICU team put together clips of dancing videos together to the tune of, "I'm Bringing Sexy Back." Dancing with the barriers makes it so much harder to breathe. They are great sports.

  • This model above got me thinking. I thank my mentor for posting this.
  • I want to be in the growth zone. I thank and appreciate everybody especially my intensive care team.
  • We are still able to accommodate sick patients in ICU.
  • A pregnant patient in ICU delivered her twins safely and are all stable.
  • Three COVID patients graduated from the ventilator and did not go back on it.
  • We were able to pull older ventilators into use. They work fine. 
  • We were able to convert some BIPAP machines into ventilators. 
  • So far, we still use one vent per patient and not in the position of having to split ventilator tubings between patients.
  • My hospital is in the conservation mode but we still have protective barriers to use.
  • All my family members are healthy, and so am I.


  1. Thank you for all you do. I love the graphic. It's so positive to keep up energies with exercise.

  2. I can't even imagine how those of you out there in the thick of this are feeling. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you are doing.

  3. Thank you for all your hard work in this difficult time!

  4. I am so glad you and your family are doing well, and that three COVID-19 patients were able to be taken off the ventilator and did not have to be put back on it. I love that graphic. Is it okay for me to copy and share it? It is good to hear of those who are helping you and your co-workers and their families.
    What kind of filter do you think is best to put inside a fabric mask?


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