Operation Oysterhood: 4-5 November

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

A good end to the working week: almost everything accomplished on the to-do lists and three lovely social gatherings. Yesterday, my love and I hosted a dinner for friends, and because I knew that they were all doubly vaccinated after having had COVID-19, they felt like the safest people to have around a dinner table. And they are always great company. So, we had an evening of wonderful relaxation and indulgence, and I went to bed with a heavy head but a happy heart and woke up with an even heavier head, but still a very happy heart. No regrets.

Today in the afternoon, I had coffee with my beautiful friend Debbie and we discussed, among other things, the drafts for her artworks that I would like to feature on a future Karavan Press book cover. She brought a lovely pink wine for us to enjoy, but after last night’s extravaganza, I had to say no. Next time :)

And tonight, my love and I went to see book publicist Jean-Marie Korff perform at the Alma Café in her other role as one of the band members of Die Melktert Kommissie. Another great evening of live music.

Mint tea on a Friday night. My poor liver is no longer twenty, that’s for sure.

More socialising is planned for this weekend, but also quite a lot of work. I am bracing myself.

On Monday, we will have Salieri’s latest blood test results. She hasn’t lost any more weight and the vet said that she looked good. She has good and bad days, but she is very dapper and loving, and I hope the vet will give us good news.

But first, sleep.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local. Get vaccinated, please.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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