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It finally showed up in our home too...

About a month ago, our oldest, Riley, came home after school one day not looking too well. He said he had done an at-home test at his mother's house and it was negative for COVID. He was pretty ill for several days, feverish, pale, achy, the works out what could even look like a cold or the mild flu. He had another test a couple of days later and it showed up positive. Here it is, now in our home. We had some tests in the past and this was our family's first positive test.

Basil and Eston were tested a few days later and only Basil came back positive. She was not sick in any noticeable way though. One day of a slight fever and aches but nothing more than that. Eston has been working in retail this entire pandemic, always in constant contact with the public, and luckily has not had any positive results. Some days he feels worn down but he may have had it when it all started and could be a "long-hauler", who really knows...

Just last week our two little boys also tested positive for COVID but luckily, even while not vaccinated yet, they do not display any symptoms. I am very thankful for that. Even if our little boys do have to test that they have it, to not have to suffer the results of it is so much nicer. I know there are a lot of people out there young and old, not vaccinated or are, that have not fared nearly as well as our family has. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them for health and peace, to everyone to work together and let us overcome this pandemic.

Tomorrow is Monday, I return to work along with the rest of our normal lives. Our two youngest will be staying home with me while I play double duty work and mom. It can be done and I have done it. Our lives will still continue and our daily activities proceed unhindered. We just stay at home and do it all. I am fortunate to have a good career and have the ability to work from home. I am trying to see if I can have time off approved as it will of course make it easier to fully devote my attention to a few things rather than many in one day. We will see.

My wish and prayer are for everyone to stay safe and healthy and if you do get sick or hurt, your recovery is swift and with plenty of joy. Be well, everybody!

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