Hi everyone! I hope you’re staying healthy and safe these days. Thank you to those who have reached out to me over the past few weeks. This is a wonderful community whether I’m blogging or not. I’m so appreciative for that. It’s been about two months since I’ve last updated the blog! I’ve been reading some of your blogs but not as much as I’d like. I’ll have more time for that soon. Like usual, I was working two jobs and freelancing on the side. I’m also a part-time high school student! I’m kidding…I mean I have to help my son with remote learning. I’m sure you all know we have a new president now. Lol. Thank God for that! Only 50 more days of the Trump administration! I’m counting down the days!
I’m not going to lie, it has been rough these days. I quit my job in home healthcare this week. I still have a couple of shifts left but then it’s over. Whether I decide to go back into that field or not, I have some wonderful memories and stories for the rest of my life. I met some amazing people along the way. It became too much to handle. I thought I could continue being strong but I couldn’t anymore. My mental health was beginning to suffer. I was having lots of sleepless nights, constantly worried about things happening there, constantly being tested for Covid-19. The thing I was worried about the most was getting Covid-19 and passing it along to loved ones. Covid is the ‘gift’ that keeps on giving!
I’m just going to say many have been affected with Covid-19 in El Paso. For me, it’s friends, former co-workers, their family members and so many others I personally know. I can’t even tell you how many I know at this time. I have already lost count but everyday it’s someone I know. Some unfortunately are no longer with us because of it. I see their obituaries in the paper. I try and remember the good in these El Pasoans, their kindness and/or smile or minor details like…she enjoyed playing Bingo or he enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys games on TV every Sunday. It’s surreal. We are up to 82,809 cases in El Paso since the pandemic started. There are 36,640 active cases. We have a population of about 840,000 give or take. It really is alarming!
What you’re seeing on the news about El Paso is unfortunately accurate. This Covid stuff is real and no joke. It makes me so sad, angry and hurt! Our mayor, Dee Margo doesn’t care about us. He went on national television to make that perfectly clear. He’s up for reelection in January and guess what? He’s not getting my vote! Not that he ever has! The main reason for this is because of the way he’s handled the pandemic. Him and the governor refuse to shut down businesses again. Yes, the economy is important but what about saving human lives? We need safer alternatives. I am all for businesses surviving, especially small, local ones, however… We are losing too many moms, dads, abuelas, tias and many other loved ones here! Why the hell don’t they care? Because money is more important. Sure, money is important to everyone but human lives should be even MORE important! We can’t depend on them anymore. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work but that is what it has come down to. We, on our own, have to remember to wear a mask and wash our hands and limit where we go. We also can’t be getting together for big parties. I keep seeing people having big parties! Why? You are part of the problem! STOP it!
So…tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful and blessed for so many things. The main thing this year is not testing positive for Covid-19 so far. I know I was probably exposed but thankfully I have tested negative everytime. I wore my mask and washed my hands constantly. Masks really do work and save lives. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m also thankful for you, yes you, for reading this blog. Please keep being safe and healthy. I gotta go check on my apple pies in the oven! This is not an actual photo of mine! Ha ha! Until next time!