It’s been too long since I’ve written because life has gotten in the way and basically, I’ve been lazy. Life is becoming an overwhelming rollercoaster of everything. There are so many moments where things feel “normal” and then it all comes crashing down when I’m reminded that we are still in the midst of a pandemic that just won’t quit.
We can get political here and talk about hoaxes and the greater good, but honestly, who cares at this point? We are where we are because of many reasons, not just one, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, anytime soon.
The closer we get to the one year anniversary, (yes, it’s almost been a whole year!) so many things feel the same and yet so many things are new.
Gone is the initial excitement of being home all the time (I can finally deep clean my bathroom and bake all the things!) and here comes a brand new set of challenges and points of rage.
When I made the decision to pull Charlie out of school in March, I never thought he wouldn’t be going back. I never thought that after months and months of remote learning, it would still be a daily battle of getting schoolwork done. I never thought that I’d miss my friends this much or yearn for the days of grabbing a coffee with a Mom friend after drop-off or the coveted girl’s night out we’d have once a month.
Yet, here we are. They told us to wait for a vaccine and here it is. Yet, here it isn’t. So many, so many, NYers an Americans cannot schedule appointments. Some are lucky enough to get appointments but they are getting cancelled at the last minute because supplies run out. It’s infuriating.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that those who are truly on the frontlines seems to be covered and are able to get the vaccine. Take care of the real heroes of this, our elderly, our teachers. Of course, without a question.
But, I can’t help but ask, what about the rest of us? Our Mayor and Governor are opening indoor dining this week without really thinking about taking the time to look at numbers of restaurant workers that have been able to obtain a vaccine. I’m not claiming to know the numbers on it either, but I promise you, it’s not nearly what it should be. They took the time to ensure Teachers had proper access and priority to get the vaccine before announcing middle schools would reopen. Why not restaurants?
I’ve recently started tweeting at the Governor and Mayor, albeit, in a rage, because I feel absolutely helpless. I don’t know if they see it. I don’t know if they care. But it does make me feel just a little bit better in the moment. Feel free to rage tweet them right along with me. Their handles are @nycmayor and @NYGovCuomo.
In the meantime, wish me luck scheduling an appointment and know that I hope you and your loved ones can too!
Until we are together again, wear a mask, wash your hands and remember, the mask goes over the mouth AND over the nose!