Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Hospitality Point Jetty (Taken 5.22.21)
I haven't spoken to Nova's mom in years, which is why the fact that her presence is so constant in our lives is so infuriating. Every time Nova speaks to her on the phone, we end up unraveling the call for hours. Sometimes, like today, we were still talking about it even though it's more than 24 hours later. 
The issue is that Nova feels she has to "photoshop" her life because nothing meets her mother's approval. She's a super Christian wingnut and would be totally fine if Nova only had white bible thumping friends. As it is, her music is inappropriate, her clothes not feminine enough, her friends too diverse. She's barely been in school but has made a friend who is non-binary and feels super connected to them. Nova was practically in tears realizing her friend's parents accept their gender diverse identity while Nova is stuck with a mom who thinks it's a sin to eat Indian food because Indians aren't Christian. It's fucking ridiculous. 
So today we had another long talk and walk that we know it's hard for her to stand up to her mom and always have to edit her life and I think it maybe sunk in a little more, offering the back up that if it continues, we're going to start listening in on speakerphone like we did when she was little and interjecting or ending the call altogether if she cannot behave like a kind and civil human being. 
We drove out to Marina Village at Hospitality Point and walked along the bay while she vented. I hadn't ever been out on the jetty and it was so pretty and clear out and I feel like we got through to Nova. She actually said that if her mom doesn't clean up her act, she can't imagine maintaining a relationship with her after she turns 18. I hope for her mom's sake that she get her shit together. 
Stay safe out there. 

  • State Data:
    • Southern California ICU Bed Availability: 33.9%
    • R-effective: 0.77
    • 64 New Cases/279,554 Total Cases
    • -1 Deaths/3,748 Total Deaths (One death removed after audit)
    • 3.8 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/18. Unadjusted Case Rate)
    • 1.6% Test Positivity (Assessed on 5/18)
    • 2.1% Health Equity Positivity (Assessed on 5/18)
    • 146 COVID-19 hospitalized patients (-5 patients, -3.3% from prior day)
    • 42 COVID-19 ICU hospitalized patients (-5 patients, -10.6% from prior day)
    • 225 ICU beds available (+4 from prior day)
  • County Data:
    • 60 New Cases/279,613 Total Cases 
    • 3 New Daily Deaths/3,751 Total Deaths
    • 3,948,895 Doses Received/3,523,992 Doses Administered
    • 1,882,979 Partially Vaccinated/1,447,610 Fully Vaccinated
    • 0.4% Daily Test Positivity/1.3% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/1.2% Test Positivity (14-day average)
    • 3.4 cases/100k population (Assessed on 5/18. Adjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons.) 
    • 99.5% Case Investigation 
    • 3.1% Day Over Day COVID-19 Hospitalizations (110 patients. -37% over 30 days)
    • 37% ICU Capacity (35 patients. -33% over 30 days)
    • 49 Staffed ICU Beds Available
    • 1 New/17 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
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