Friday, April 24, 2009

Swine Flu

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This morning, I found a tiny little story that was not yet on the major news outlets... A flu outbreak.  I forwarded the story to the person at my hospital who is in charge of emergency management.   I was hoping that she would say that I failed to understand something or jumped to some crazy conclusion, but as I suspected, she had the same reaction as I.  This could be really bad.  I have been part of pandemic flu planning and drills and it is grim, grim, grim.  

I am tired tonight.  I came home from work and worked in my yard for 2 hours.  I am glad I did it, but it was hard.  I am hopeful that the rest of my weekend will be more fun.  I wanted to get the hard work out of the way on Friday night.  

Tomorrow I plan on going to the 6:30 a.m. meeting and then go out for a 5 mile run.  Just writing that makes me smile.  It has been months since I have run more than 2 or 3 miles.  Long runs are so therapeutic for me... physically and mentally.  I am very much looking forward to it.  It's funny though that a few months ago I would have thought a 5 mile run was a short run.  That's OK.

And now I get to go to bed.  It is wonderful to be grateful for something so ordinary - and wonderful.  Another sober day... Thank God.


Scott W said...

I heard they closed schools and museums in Mexico because of the swine flu. What is the prognosis for Texas and paths northward?

Mary Christine said...

There are 2 reported cases in Texas.

dAAve said...

Sweet dreams.

Ed G. said...

As I am headed out of town for a few days, I hope I can stay well - seems I'm always more susceptible to getting sick on the planes/trains/automobiles/subways of a real urban center.

I'm glad minds like yours are working in preparation for the inevitable.

5 miles seems like an impossible distance to me now - 5 blocks might work provided the bear that was chasing me was mean enough.

Blessings on your weekend.

Steve E. said...

"This morning, I found a tiny little story that was not yet on the major news outlets... A flu outbreak."

How come you didn't link it?

Mary Christine said...

Steve, the story is everywhere now.

Anonymous said...

The part that also concerns me is the amount of food and goods that we receive from Mexico. Even if it comes from California is was more than likely picked by Mexican immigrants. Wash everything well.