Hello Spoonies and Non-Spoonies,
Long time no see! I haven’t been posting because I was attacked by toxic mold and had to move to a new apartment, but now I’m back. I will have tons of posts about mold, but I wanted to start with some coronavirusy cartoons.
I really don’t recommend moving during a pandemic, and I definitely don’t recommend testing every potential new apartment for mold and trashing most of your beloved possessions while washing the others in twelve-percent hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. And I now have yet another diagnosis, CIRS, or mold illness. Good times.
Anyway, to help myself deal with the stress and worry of the pandemic, I started to make the Delta variant a character (I like to do voices and accents). I even gave it a whiny, nasal, petulant voice that my boyfriend describes as a “boner killer.” 🤣 So I decided to try to draw the voice, if that makes sense. I self-soothe by being silly, if you hadn’t already guessed.
I hate the idea that masks have become so politicized. I understand that people, especially Lymies, people with ME/CFS, and other people with chronic illnesses, have mixed feelings about the vaccines. I got the Pfizer, but I live in New York City and I don’t have a choice, as the population is dense and a lot of people don’t take proper precautions.
But masks? I’m sick of wearing a KN95 and a surgical together because others can’t wear just ONE mask. I’m tired of getting neck tension from tight N95s and generally being hypervigilant about masking while others nonchalantly walk around with their whole FACE hanging out. I mean, we know Covid is airborne and hangs around like secondhand smoke, right?
I hope you like these cartoons! I apologize for any weirdness with sizing—the wacky new WordPress interface hates me.
I really hate when people’s noses hang out of their masks, but the Delta variant has other ideas.
Wishing everyone a low symptoms day and relatively painless Thanksgiving!