Another Week, Another Day

Another week has gone by. It is an okay week. We have some sprinkles of blessings and some rain here and there. There is some calm at the beginning of the storm.
  • Thanks to my daughter for cutting my hair. Less hair, fewer viruses that can be trapped by it in my daily shift in the intensive care unit. Because of the stay at home order, and non-essential business closing, I could not go to the salon.
  • Thanks to the great outdoors, however cold. I could walk and breathe fresh air, and be able to distance myself more than 6-feet away from everyone.

  • Scrabble online is a blessing to spend time with Paul while we maintain separate households. We had been social-distancing for 3 weeks now.
  • The prayer Serenity.
  • Cupcakes for my grandson's first birthday. He had no idea his big party was canceled, that his number "1" candle was purple, and his balloon reads "congrats." However non-essential, the common items are in scarcity and we made do with what we have.
  • I am thankful I was able to put together a care package for my coworkers. They are individually packed medicine, chapstick, and eyedrops. 
  • I also put a tray of candies for a week for the staff. Each morning that I come back, it is empty. I like refilling it.

  • Did I mention, I am thankful for plain, and simple cupcakes?
  • A walk outdoors with family and our dog. Thank goodness my surroundings are clear and not crowded.
  • Getting up early to meditate and exercise.
  • After wiping my tears for losing patients and a friend's family member from COVID-19 this week, I picked up myself and express gratitude for my health. I am safe. My family is safe.
I pray for continued health so I can keep serving my patients and family. I pray that more personal protective equipment will be available to us soon at work. I pray that this virus will be controlled soon. 


  1. Oh, that has to be so difficult when a patient dies and then also feeling the sorrow that you feel for your friend's loss as well.
    I am sure your grandson loved his party. You made it special with a balloon and cupcakes.
    How nice that your daughter could give you a haircut and you can feel a little safer not having so much hair to trap the virus.
    Along with your prayers, many in this nation and others are praying for those who are literally on the front line caring for the sick.
    Wishing you and your family continued good health in spite of all that you are doing.

  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called for a worldwide day of prayer and fasting today, asking for "relief from the physical, emotional, and economic effects of this global pandemic," and for "physical, spiritual, and other healing throughout the entire world." I'm joining in, and know many others who are, too. Thank you for your caring service for those who are ill at this time. I hope you have the personal equipment necessary to protect yourself. Stay safe!

  3. Oh Carin, thank you sooo much for being on the front line of this health crisis. I will join you in praying for your continued health....stay safe.

  4. Good TToT to see the difficult and the still special in a time when it seems that everything is sliding off the cliff.
    Have as good a week as possible.

  5. Grateful for your heart and positive attitude.

  6. Cupcakes are awesome little bites of heaven.
    Please stay safe! I appreciate the work you do, now more than ever. Stay strong!


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