Welcome Home!

Do you enjoy being at home?

I think most of us do, especially if we’re still out there in the workplace.  Or, like me, were.

Pre-shutdown, by the end of each week, Elton John’s “Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting” usually raged through my head as I looked forward to Sunday, and some time off from the weekly madness


This hasn’t been the case in the last few weeks.  Once my gypsy soul became entrapped in the stay-at-home virus guidelines, music has become more of a dirge as I drag myself through one more day and watch news updates on the pandemic.  In between, some needed household tasks fill the daily, empty, time slots but that tends to wear off very quickly.  I mean, how much can one clean a house?  The motivation for my putting on my scullery maid cap usually is dictated by visits from family or friends.  Now…not so much.   So why kill myself?

Okay, okay.  It’s not all THAT bad.  Let me focus on something good.  Actually, more than good.  Amazing, incredible and nothing short of a miracle!

Our dear friend was stricken with COVID-19 at the end of March.  This, after he had remained mostly at home once the outbreak began, with maybe one or two trips to a local market.  Like most of us, he was very much apprehensive but was feeling fine and chose to head up to his upstate week-end home, just to get away for a few days.  Somewhere along the way, the virus took him down and his family took him to the Albany Stratton VA Hospital for treatment.  God was definitely on his side for the 27 days of his hospitalization and 17 days on a ventilator.  A Vietnam Veteran, retired NYFD Lieutenant and a 9/11 Responder, the outstanding treatment he received by the dedicated doctors and nurses at this hospital contributed to his excellent recovery.


When I think back over the last few weeks, being at home allowed me to stay in contact with his family, just about every day.  We talked, texted and prayed.  We knew that he was a fighter and his determination would somehow get him through the ravages of this virus and back to his family and precious grandchildren 

That..it did!  Having finished some rehabilitation, he’s officially heading home…today

The best Mother’s Day gift of all?  An early morning call this past Sunday, from this dear friend, wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day! 

All I can say, and keep saying is…Welcome Home, Michael! 

     And, of course, thank you, God!


workshop-button-1From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop….Tell us about the best thing to come of your stay home quarantine

There isn’t much more I can add to my post other than…it doesn’t get much better than this!