I initially was going to write this about COVID and are we already for a new COVID, as it starts too get back to some sort of normalcy. Now the cat has passed away, kind of unexpectedly. Having a “new normal” sort of has a different meaning again.
So I guess what I want to ask/talk about with you. What would you like your “new normal” too look like? When it wasn’t just the cat passing. I thought that during the “new normal” period, one thing I am looking forward too, is better hygiene. Before COVID, it never occurred to me to think about it, generally. Like you always do the norm, wash your hands, yawn with your mouth closed.
Now though, I am more aware of what I’m doing, rather than just, you know, doing, lol.
I take better care of my hygiene, like instead of just expecting all the dirt to come off in the shower. I actually look at my hands, my nails and I even take better care of my feet! I have always sneezed into my elbow, so that wont change for me, lol. Things like washing your hands may take longer, but it’s only like 30 seconds – 1 minute longer. I extra clean things now. I don’t go hypochondriac overboard, but I do a little bit more cleaning. Say before, unless I felt something touch my hands. When I’d take the bin out, it didn’t even occur to me that I should wash my hands. Now I get some hand sanitiser, and clean my hands, even if nothing touched it. You don’t always know what’s touched your hands.
As for the kitty, I’m still not out of the routine, I mean it has only been 48 hours since he passed. I have had several moments, where I thought that he was in the room. I am having literal pains, which was not like Pippy at all. I couldn’t stop crying with Pippy, with Travie it’s been random crying and literal stomach pains. I am not enjoying this “new” kind of grieving