2022 Life Logs, Day 265: Fall Has Arrived
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Weather: Overcast, then Rain; High 74, Low 48 degrees
Location: At Home in the Cottage, Falmouth, MA

Today was the first official day of fall. So, welcome fall. The weather is changing with cooler days and much cooler nights. But it bounces back and forth between warm and a tad chilly . . . definitely a sign of fall on Cape Cod.

Day two of Covid for me was better in some ways and worse in others. Regardless, I have decided not to take Paxlovid. I did get a bit of a scare this afternoon. I laid down on the sofa and took a nap. After about an hour and a half, I woke up with uncontrollable coughing that shook my whole body. It took an hour of sitting up and walking around to calm down the coughing and it left me with some shortness of breath. And now when I cough, I have to hold my diaphragm because it hurts. I certainly won’t lay down tonight. I will find someway to prop myself upright and still sleep. I no longer have a fever, but the coughing and breathing issues lead me to believe my case of Covid is not as mild as I thought. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Friends and family are taking good care of me. Olivia brought over two different kinds of soup, and the Baranowskis contributed a third kind. I was so grateful as I really didn’t feel like cooking today. And Jed picked up my grocery order from Stop and Shop that Heather had to order for me this morning because I couldn’t get the app to work for me. Jed brought the groceries to me along with Shadow’s frozen food that was delivered yesterday from Farmer’s Dog. I only have room in my freezer for half of it at one time, so I have it delivered to Heather and Jed’s. And I heard from other dear friends checking up on me. Thank you, thank you, to all.

Tonight, I watched ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’. The setting is in a marsh, much more extensive and remote than the marsh here at the end of the Eel River, but much of the wildlife is the same. I loved the book, and I loved seeing the book come alive in the movie. It made me think of Shirley who loved this marsh so much. Her funeral is tomorrow. I am sad I will not be able to attend, but I was definitely communing with her tonight as I watched the movie.