Ooops, a little late with this update. It’s certainly been a fortnight I’d much rather forget.
As you can see by the title, Auckland is still in lockdown. Eight weeks now, and we’ve been told to expect another four to eight before we come out the other side.
A positive is a slight change to the alert levels, so while we still can’t travel out of Auckland, we can organise playdates with one other household… outside and masked up. So of course the school holiday’s roll around, the temperature drops and the rain set in …
Writing: DG&OWIS – First Draft – 50,688 words
Drafting: Zombie Outline – Outlined to the Mid Point
EarthDancer – Outlined to the Mid Point
Reading: Rae of Hope – Book 1, Chronicles of Kerrigan – WJ May. – I may finish this book this week
Courses: The Creative Writing Project, by Steve Alcorn.
Blogs: Nothing this fortnight
Now, I usually finish on a positive or at least a happy note… but it has been a little hard to find recently.
My CP experienced a family emergency on 6 October, when their 16-year-old child was injured in a vehicle vs pedestrian accident. Every parent’s worst nightmare. I’m stuck on the other side of the world, worrying about my daughter from another mother (they call me Mama Rhi), trying my best to keep their actual mother from unravelling in the small hours of the evening.
Nyx is a fighter though and despite the broken ankle, head injury and other injuries, they are continuing to surpass all the goals set by the medical team and managing to retain their sense of humour. Including beating Mum in a thumb war … and flipping off the physical therapist.
It is gonna be a long road of recovery, with at least another 6 weeks in ICU/Hospital, and many sleepless nights for their parents, who can only visit one at a time.
A go fund me has been set up to help with medical expenses if you are so inclined.
Love you, sister from another mister. Hugs from the other side of the world. You are truly a blessing and my lifeline right now.