My mood is not necessarily due to the season or month, though I do think the colder weather does have an effect on me. It is not so easy to say, yes or no about it.
Give your furry friend a cuddle for me, would you?
😸 to all who are enjoying easing of restrictions. Even as things are in Brisbane, I am still cautious, in part because I can't wear a mask, & because I cannot easily monitor how far people are from me. I don't enjoy large shopping centres anyway, but since some have had cases linked over the last year, I'm not wanting to spend any time within one, unless I have no choice, but to go to one for something I must have or do, such as a new pair of glasses back in August.
It is still difficult for me to weigh up the risk and 'living'. Being isolated has realy gotten to be difficult, as has not being able to go shopping for myself. Online is often not a suitable alternative for me.
I did discover some information, burried deep on Qld's gov website, about how I would be able to get tested, if I need.
Although, in the first instance, it is preferred one drives themselves to a testing centre, apparently, I could go by taxi, provied it has a screen between the driver and me, & I'd be in the back, passenger side of the car. Or, if no taxi with a screen is available, I can take a large car, like a Maxi taxi, preferred, & sit far in the back, on the passenger side. Or, failing that, I could be a passenger in a private car, also sitting as far from the driver as possible. For all options, the driver would be required to wear a mask.
But, I'm thinking, if the only place I could go was a drive-through? I certainly could not pay for a taxi to wait in a cue for 5 or so hours! Not even 2 - maybe, if I said to hell with my budget.& would the driver be expected to do this? That would be a very unhappy day's work if they were.
*sigh* Or my community worker, who has other people in her life to care for?
I would not quite trust the quick tests, & would still prefer to get the more expensive test. I would rather not have to be at all concerned with how to go & get one. & then, dealing with a positive result.
That's why I am cautious , even to the extent of adversely effecting my mental health. It is like walking the high wire.