Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Denny The Gorilla at San Diego Zoo (Taken 1.11.22)

What a difference a day makes. 

Last night I popped some melatonin and crawled into bed before midnight. My cat soon found my lap and we slept mostly through the night except when I had to adjust and she got mad at having to counter-adjust. But I woke up bright and shiny in the morning to the sound of the next door construction excitedly pouring concrete as if this was their lifelong dream as 5 year olds, and decided to go on the hunt for rapid tests. I was able to procure a couple at CVS Banker's Hill, again, so I guess that's a good go-to, at least for Tuesday mornings, though I don't know if we're wasting tests when none of us have symptoms. It was around 10 am and it was so nice out and the streets were empty and I drove through Balboa Park (I was coming from the North Park CVS via Upas), got to admire the new 4th and 5th Avenue Bikeways, and after the stop I called Darren to see if he wanted to go to the San Diego Zoo. 

But by the time we called my parents and they requested our assistance a little later. My god-sister, who works in a salon, turned up positive from COVID, so she's isolating at her boyfriend's house and hasn't been able to help my parents. My dad has an electric Hoyer lift that helps him from bed to chair and chair to bed, but it requires more than one person to do it. So we went down in the afternoon, helped him, then went to the Zoo and I was so in my happy space. The mandrills, the gorillas, the hippos, the elephants, and the giraffes all gave me special love. But I do have to say, we kept our KN95s on all day, and the amount of parents with clearly ill small children who are probably completely unaware that their kids likely have COVID is really unfortunate. It would suck for the Zoo, but I wouldn't be against them bringing back the health screening to get in, or a big giant sign that says "DO NOT COME TO THE ZOO IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID IN THE PAST 5 DAYS, OR IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS: HEADACHE, SORE THROAT, UNUSUAL BACK PAIN, COUGH, RUNNY NOSE OR OTHER COVID SYMPTOMS." 

All this to say, I had a good day. And I worked in between, but I haven't quite made it through all of my email. But if I push myself to get through all of it tonight, I might go crazy. So trust that I'll probably have another post in the morning or a mega-post tomorrow night, but it sounds like we're going to be back and forth between Chula Vista a lot this week so my days may be a little bit interrupted.  

Stay safe out there. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey there!! Are you still posting Things to do?? This has always been my go-to resource for shows in SD and I don't know where else to turn!!