Starting over…

The sun sets on another day…

One of the hardest things we can do in life is reset and start over. With that in mind I will tell you a little story.

Many years ago, actually almost 25, I ended one business venture and started another. I ended the business venture due to massive change in my personal life. The business I had was decimated by my lack of diversification and it would have survived well if I had put the work and money into it to become what it should have been. I found rapidly that being ahead of your time is a detriment and trying to change the world is a slow process.

My new venture had hopes and over the years it went up and down and each time I found other more lucrative items to spend time with knowing I would eventually get “around to it”. It was fun and exciting but the ROI was not as fast as other items.

I did not grow this to where it could be nor make it successful as it can be still, but it is time for it to end. I am not sure if that makes me happy or sad, it is just what it is and over the last few months week I closed it down and set aside a 25 year fun pursuit.

As part of that I had to change 29000sunsets and a variety of other sites I have online. Still, as I do so I feel good about the future, and now can enjoy a new chapter.

You know, sometimes you have to start over, whether you want to or not. Sometimes you have to see the world fresh and new. Now is that time. Welcome to the new 29000 sunsets. It was time for a change, now it is time to keep writing and maybe, just maybe making someone smile, someone laugh, or someone see the world in a little different manner.

So as the sun sets on another day, life is super, you are super, change is super, and in the end the world is an amazing adventure. Welcome to a new chapter and lets enjoy life every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and remember when to let go…

Day seventeen the end…

The sun sets on another day…

17 days. 10 interesting number. 17 days enjoying the Covid 19 version of the Corona virus. I have spent over a year listening to everything about this virus. I have read a significant number of clinical papers and studies about the virus and somehow I had been able to avoid it by sitting at home and not being engaged with the world.

As with many of us I gave up my family and my friends and became a virtual hermit. Somewhere in the middle I did end up visiting kids engaging with people. Still in the end I spent a significant amount of time avoiding even having to go out.

This disease head unaffected on me and there were three others infected at the same time. All four of us were lucky. Maybe it is another look but all four of us were genetically decided to survive. There are a lot of people out there that haven’t and someday the data will come through to determine who was at risk and what was the genetic marker that made them risk than others. After 17 days I feel almost as normal as when this ordeal started. Dennis are there for little sinus drainage but nothing else. The third lost 15 pounds and otherwise is doing fine. Her husband is doing well now so all four of us are done.

This is the end of this story, but it’s not the end of the entire story. For that you need to pay attention to family and friends and let’s all watch out for each other. After all we’re in this together.

Sleep sweet, love, and live all you can…

 

Day sixteen

The sun sets on another day…

I would like to say that I feel like a kid on his 16th birthday but that’s not exactly true. Instead here I am getting ready to pass will have another day. It appears everyone is much better. No one is on oxygen, everyone lost a little weight, some lost their sense of smell, and some suffered more than others. A lot of the suffering was it just the lack of energy.

I do have to make one note. I didn’t really lose my sense of smell or my sense of taste completely at any time except for one small exception. I have a rather strange routine. In the morning I drink Chai tea and through this entire ordeal could taste it fine. At lunch I usually have Earl Gray Tea. I could taste that fine as well. In the afternoon I have either Peach Lemon or peppermint tea. The Peach lemon is full of vitamin C and I enjoy the flavor. The peppermint is firm and robust and makes my nostrils flare. Somehow during the last few weeks, I lost the ability to taste or smell peppermint. No other flavor was affected, and I could still feel the briskness of the peppermint on my tongue I just didn’t have the taste. If that’s not weird enough if I sweetened any of my teas, I could taste the sweetness and that was still true of the peppermint tea. Weird huh?

So as the sun sets on another day, I am 16 days in to Covid. I am 16 days into a disease everyone will remember. I know what I will.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on….

Day Fifteen

The sun sets on another day…

15 days. It’s over two weeks of a life. It’s true I’ve been this sick before but only when it was something a lot more debilitating. A tear in the stomach lining or something a little worse can keep you down for some time I hate being down.

Covid has been a different type of experience. The effect is as much mental as it is physical as there is so much fear and conflicting information about the disease oh from different points of view in the scientific community. Still 15 days and I’m feeling much better. Occasionally I cough but I no longer wince in pain. Occasionally I slow down but I’m nowhere longer overwhelmed.

I guess you could say I am either blessed or lucky and the four of us were as well.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, take a breath, and be happy you can.

Sleep sweet, love life, and carry on…

 

Day fourteen…

The sun sets on another day…

Today there is little change as the four people slowly get better. I’m hungry most of the time again and that’s a good thing. Dana is still OK and slowly getting back to a reasonable percentage. Our friends are back home and nursing through the last parts of this and pretty soon this will all be a memory.

In the end, good or bad this will be a memory and we will decide our experience.

Sleep sweet, love hard, and find a good path…

Day thirteen…

The sun sets on another day…

After 13 days I’m sitting here wondering just how crazy life is. I spent a significant amount of time in quarantine and didn’t see friend’s family or really anyone else for far too long. 13 days of this disease but I have lost far more. I have lost a year of my life and this disease and being safe for others, wearing masks everywhere I went, watching social situations degrade into chaos, seeing people fight over toilet paper and basic staples, losing part of the things that define humanity, well I’m not sure it’s worth it.

I’m not minimizing any of the situations where people lost loved ones and other people suffered needlessly. What I am saying is that the cost I have paid is considerable. I’m sure someone will read this and go off on a rant about how I have only lost convenience and isn’t it worth it to lose a year of your life to be safe? I guess that’s a question we all have to ask ourselves. as we wander through this thing called life, we have no idea when it will end and is giving up any of it acceptable? If we consider that tomorrow is our last day does this last year seem so special that we could give up all that we were and lose so much?

Part of the reason that I am considering this so much is that even with a mask on and everyone masked I caught a disease that I was guided to believe I should not have caught. I was in far more potentially hazardous situations going back and forth to work and I did not catch anything. I was in another state that had no lockdown, and no one wore masks, and I did not catch anything. I only caught something when everyone was being careful and doing the right thing.

Of course, this is all philosophical and we want to protect others, but we also want to protect ourselves. I’m going to say with utmost certainty that if you have any risk factors stay home it’s not worth it going out. I have several friends who have died now that are my age from this disease and others from my best friends’ mother-in-law to a series of other people that I know. Their exposure was minimal, but it appears minimal is enough. Again, I say if you have any risk factors stay home. If you have no risk factors, just be safe. You have to decide if living your life is more important or something else guide you, it is all up to you, it’s all your decision.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, consider your life, where it is and where you want to be. Your choice is for you. I hope you find a good path, no matter what.

sleep sweet, love life, and make good choices …

 

Day twelve…

The sun sets on another day…

Today I saw a picture of our friend. She was thin before and she is very thin now. Her husband is out of the hospital and spent a few days there on oxygen. It is not as bad as some of the people I know but having to be in the hospital at all is bad enough.

Dana still has rough times but things are getting better and each day takes us one day closer to Covid free.

I’m finding that I am operating at relatively high efficiency. I’m still sleeping more than usual and I get tired a little faster but I am not feeling as wasted as I was previously. I still have a dry cough and my stomach muscles continue to get better. I do find that at night I cough a little more but the fact that I’m falling asleep sitting up keeps that from getting too bad. Certainly not as bad as to start.

For anyone who has Covid please be careful. You need to pay close attention to yourself and understand how your body is reacting to the disease. If you feel like it’s getting bad get help sooner rather than later. I know I have been lucky and I know that of the four of us three out of four have done quite well with only one going into the hospital. Still the long term effects are unknown so I will pay attention and we’ll see what happens.

So as the sun sets on another day, remember your life is special, and keep living it every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep loving life…

Day eleven…

The sun sets on another day…

From a strategic standpoint I’m feeling less and less effects from Covid. Although the others that got the disease on the same day have been affected very differently my effects are minimal and except for the soreness in my sides and the dried off from time to time it is almost gone.

Still occasionally I feel a little off. I’m not sure I could put my fingers on exactly what that feels like just that I am not operating at 100% yet. I made the mistake of trying to find any other type of guidance on the Internet and in doing so only found gloom and doom and how after 17 days you might be dead. With that in mind I think I’ll end this at 17 days or so.

The others are still having a rougher time but now it is not as debilitating. I can say with most certainty this is not been fun but I can also say that being sick at all is not fun and that at least my experience has been relatively minimal.

So as the sunsets on another day, I hope you’re having a good time and enjoying life. After all every minute is meant to be enjoyed and we should do so every day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on….

Day ten…

The sun sets on another day…

10 days after finding out I had Covid. Everyone seems to be on the way back up. I am feeling really good though I still cough a dry cough occasionally. The pain is now gone where I had worn out my stomach muscles. Now it is just keeping up. I still doze more than usual but sleep less. It is weird. The short naps reset everything and that works out good.

Our friends husband is getting out of the hospital and seems to be doing much better. She is upset as she lost a great deal of weight.

We continue and fight the good fight against the virus.

So as the sun sets on another day, keep a positive attitude and make the world a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and carry on…

Day nine…

The sun sets on another day…

Day 9 of Covid. I continue to find actual studies and not news reported opinions and am hopeful that my issues are nearly over. I have been minimally affected by Covid, but I am apparently luck. The other 3 are still suffering at different levels. 1 is on the mend and doing much better, the other still in bed constantly. The last is still in the hospital on oxygen, but not otherwise being affected.

Again, a strange disease. It is nearly over.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope everyone is staying healthy!

Sleep sweet, love life, and hold on…