Why I Cried After My COVID Test

I had a drive-through COVID test the other day.

I pulled up to a line of cars entering a large white tent in a hospital parking lot. I could see from a distance that inside the tent were people in gowns with masks, gloves and face shields. My leg was shaking as I tried to hold the brake pedal down in the car line. I was nervous.

I had to talk to three different people before entering. One to make sure I had an appointment, one to take my license and insurance card, and one to hand me paperwork and briefly explain what was about to happen. I was assured they would only swab the lower part of my nose, and they would, in fact, NOT tickle my brain (my words, not theirs).

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First Time Driver?

I drove for the first time in almost 4 months today.

I mean, I’ve been a passenger in a car, but I haven’t actually driven myself anywhere since mid-March. I had to actively look for my wallet in my bedroom closet in order to have my driver’s license on me. It was tucked away with my purse on a high closet shelf where other infrequently used items are stored.

Today I got it out and told my daughter I was taking her for a ride. And that’s what we did.

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Something To Look Forward To

I’m getting stir crazy.

I want to get out so badly that I got dressed IN REAL CLOTHES for a livestream Amos Lee concert on Instagram tonight that I will watch alone in my own living room.

No one will see me.  But, I do this every week because it gives me something to look forward to during these dark times.

We all want out.

I know. We want nothing more than to resume “normal” life and go places freely and see people. Really engage with others.

I am starved for social interaction.

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