Operation Oysterhood: 6 January

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

— @HaggardHawks

HARU

Spoiled :) That’s how I feel. By delicious food consumed in lovely company – for lunch and dinner, nogal!

Had one meal at the Gardener’s Cottage with two inspiring women who have been through hell and back during the pandemic and are still full of love and kindness towards others. But listening to them today, I actually did not know how one survives what they and their loved ones have been through. And when I think what difference the access to life-saving vaccines has made in their lives and in the lives of people they care about, I want to spit in the face of a certain ‘detainee’ in Australia and tell him to F@#$% off.

Hang in there, Australia! You can do it. Yes you can!

Had the other meal with my love at HARU. I am so glad that he is fully vaccinated. Such a huge weight off my shoulders.

Remember how one year ago, on the 6th, Americans lost their minds and stormed the Capitol? These are the other outcomes of mass gaslighting.

For me, the 6th of January has always been associated with my maternal grandmother who celebrated her birthday today. One of my cousins, a dear friend and one of my step-grandchildren celebrate their birthdays on this day. Throughout the pandemic I have been very neglectful of my family and friends’ birthdays, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to remember and acknowledge – at least in a small way – the birthdays of the people in my life. I am a bit out of practice, but will try my best.

Spent the morning in bed with Salieri, reading more short stories by Mick Herron. He is an outstanding short story writer! He really understands the magic of the short form. I love his spy thrillers, but Dolphin Junction might become my favourite book by him.

Salieri and I are working on her weight, and we have gained a little again – huge relief :)

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

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

— NICD

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