Three silver linings, in what would otherwise have been a MORE anxiety ridden and strange, quarantine time warp.
First silver lining: Sis doesn’t make flight back to NYC.
Veronica and I drive down to NC with the dogs. She was coming over to spend a long weekend with us and bring Charlie down.
March 17, 2020.
So many unknowns, no way is she getting on a plane back to NYC. So, we got to keep her longer. Like two months longer. Which meant shereallyhelped to transition Charlie into his new home. Bonus, Tony Boloney was here to help, too!
Second silver lining: No work for me. Lim doesn’t fly to San Francisco.
March 23, 2020
I was meant to teach for four weeks. I should’ve been at the Durham Arts Council. Lim should have been on a plane to San Francisco like he does every month. But, because neither of us could get to where we were supposed to be, we wound up where we were meant to be. At home with Charlie. He made himself at home right away. We fell in love right away…
Third silver lining: Sis stranded in the south.
Having two months together was the biggest gift that came out of this whole scenario. Veronica and I were roommates for a while when I was single in Brooklyn. Lim even lived with us for a bit before we got married and moved out. This was like a reunion. It had been 12 years since we spent this much time together!
AND because we were together, we all made an effort to make the weekends special. We showered, dressed up, did our nails! From Easter to happy hours, and steak nights, we created silly moments of laughter and joy. They were breaks from the news, anxiety, and feelings of limbo we are yet to come out of.
Did I mention cocktails? Ok, so one more silver lining. I got to put my bartending and hostessing skills to good use. They were a bit rusty, but came out alright in the end.
Until next time, little sis. Already planning summer and winter quarantine!