Second of all, as is standard at this time of year (beginning with cooler weather), some people in this house are feeling a little run down. They made the decision to cancel all activities out of the house (of which there are oh so many – not 🙄) and remain here in the house at all times.
Every once in a while I cook an elaborate breakfast. Today, it was French toast. With the last loaf of bread, almost no maple syrup, but plenty of cinnamon and a tiny sprinkle of sugar. And some peameal bacon ha.
I filled out an online profile for the Ontario government while looking for a job to get me out of the house (or out of my head if the job is work from home).
I have experience in a variety of fields (flight attendant/office/marketing/support/training/technical writing/editing) but not recently – I’ve been home for 15 years tending to children. While at home, I did some editing and proofreading on the side, worked a few contract jobs, but haven’t been employed full-time while the aviation partner was doing his thing, coming and going without rhyme or reason.
Then the kids started competitive sports…
So I started a dog walking business. That was just on the upswing when COVID happened. (Everyone around here is working from home and doesn’t need a dog walker anymore…) 😞
Anyway, the time has come for me to get on with it. I have a project on the go that I’m not ready to unveil just yet, but in the meantime I’m keeping an eye on the job market too.
I figured, why not look into the government job banks?
Toronto began a mandatory face-covering (mask) by-law on July 7, 2020 for all indoor places. Here’s the pdf: BY-LAW 541-2020
Anyway, I hate masks in public if there is a chance of having to communicate with someone. But I wear my mask and have been even before it became a by-law because I don’t want your cooties on me. 🙄 AND, I don’t want to pass them on to someone who is compromised.
I got used to wearing the masks, but I rarely go out and when I do, it’s the same old places I’ve been to many times before. I know what to expect there.
But today, I went to a bulk food store and only because mom said you no longer have to have an employee with you to scoop your product. You can scoop your own product now, like before covid.
So I went. But I knew immediately that it wasn’t going to be easy.
I have a headache. Not a “I’m sick, I have covid” headache, more like a dull ache coming from my neck.
I wonder if having a massage with a mask will be as effective as it was before covid, without a mask…My person usually has the massage room filled with low light and a pleasant scent from some relaxing essential oils. Is this still going to be a thing now with mask wearing in indoor places? Are scents still something we can continue to enjoy under conditions like during a massage? Continue reading “Just another brain dump”