Waiting for Symptoms
What virus will come first?
It’s Tuesday afternoon and I am already spent from the week. My sleep is interrupted at 2 AM. Dog and kid or kid and dog. Not sure which one insists on my insomnia. How long will my health hold out?
How long until we switch to distance learning? I am surprised we are still here at school though. Our risk mitigations are working. Kids are being compliant for the most part. It is stressful. This is the first time in my 22 years of teaching that it really feels like a J-O-B job.
Yesterday, three kids were out sick. They are still catching colds and flu. Maybe it just is that COVID is not here yet to spread. If we were doing all we could to avoid the coronavirus, wouldn’t we be able to avoid all the other usual viruses? This is not a good sign.
The mask makes my throat hurt. I have a new cough that comes and goes. Is it my usual October allergies? Every little thing that hurts wakes me up. Am I just aging rapidly through this year? As I approach 46, I think this is my life now. I am just waiting for symptoms.