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“The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

My New Year’s was going to be awesome.  I was going to be at The Gray Barn Inn at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.  A friend won an Instagram contest and was awarded the entire Inn for 5 days over New Year’s weekend.   She invited my sister and I to tag along.

We were going to have delicious breakfast prepared by the Inn, and then we would explore all the beautiful surrounding.  There is so much to do in the area.  Beautiful parks to visit, quaint streets to walk, charming shops to browse, and a host of different restaurants to try.

Instead, this is what I am looking at:

I tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

I started getting some symptoms on Sunday morning, and yesterday I finally gave in and took a home test that was positive.  Then later I went to a pharmacy and they confirmed it.  

Note that my bowl of soup on the picture above is resting on paperwork.  Unfortunately, even though I feel lousy, I still have to work.  My assistant is on vacation and the daily contracts need to go out.

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost

I have to unpack my packed suitcase.   I see stuff to do all over.  Zero energy.

I have a very sore throat, headache and body aches.  I was hoping to quickly lose 5 pounds, but I haven’t lost my appetite.  I am actually hungrier than usual. 

But, oh well, that is the way the cookie crumbles.  Not everything will go according to plans.  Still, life is beautiful and I am happy.  I am still feeling blessed!  My gratitude list is immense!  

I hope everyone is healthy out there!  Love, light and hugs to all! ♥♥♥

“And the more I think about it, the more frustrated I get by the entire concept of a backup plan. Because it only ever seems to pertain to people who are interested in art, music, theater–and yes, the circus. Nobody would ever dream of going up to someone in medical school and telling them, ‘Gee, I really think you should have a backup plan. You know, just in case this doesn’t work out for you.” ― Akemi Dawn Bowman, Harley in the Sky