I am obeying, with conviction, the rules to protect myself and others.  Thank goodness for my sweet dog who requires attention and outdoor activity.  She is wonderful company for me, gives me reason to get up, and keeps me going.

My personal complaint is that I have a very painful pinched nerve in my back which causes incredible discomfort, making it painful to walk,  and also making my body crooked…not a pretty picture.  I was supposed to get an epidural injection today actually, but of course that too was cancelled.

For me, being the targeted group for potential illness is scary, but hopefully social distancing (words that have crept into my vocabulary and thinking) will keep me and all who adhere to this doctrine, safe.  

In a crazy way, this situation reminds me of the song “Ya Got Trouble” from the Music Man.  Only our trouble begins with “C,” not “P.”

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