We are getting asked a lot of we are broadcasting from home yet and
the answer is no. When that does happen, you will still hear us
together…the show will go on…we just won’t be in the same building.
For now, though…it’s business as usual.
I still get a jolt every time I walk downstairs and see the broadcast area
that Babe set up for me in case it happens. I have never broadcasted
from my home before…the idea that I would ever need to seems crazy
but here we are. I haven’t told many of my neighbors yet, I don’t
want everyone to worry that they’ll make the entertainment report if
they act up.
I was trying to pinpoint the moment when all of this began to go
sideways the other day and it’s hard to believe that it was only 13
I remember Premier Doug Ford announcing that students would not
be returning to school for two weeks after the March Break as the
official “moment” for me. The moment that I started to question
absolutely everything and everyone in my immediate circle, whether it
was safe to associate with them, and if I absolutely needed to go
wherever I was going. My world began to officially shrink that moment
and it’s one I will never forget.
I can thank my girl Ruby Tuesday for preparing me for this. Sounds
crazy but it’s very true. Although we said goodbye to my sweet girl
almost two months ago, she had begun walking her path to the
rainbow bridge 6 months before crossing it.
When I found out that although we could keep her comfortable for a
while and slow the progress of her liver disease, we would not be able
to save her, I literally dropped everything. For those that know me,
that was no easy task. I’m very social, love being busy, and enjoy
getaways with Babe and girl’s nights out. I became a complete
homebody…normally torture for someone like me.
But she was worth it…and I’d do it again in a heartbeat if it meant
having even one more week with her. I just loved the time we had
together and taking that time out from my normal life gave me the
time to examine my priorities and reshuffle the list where necessary.
I would be lying if I said that my list looks anything like the one I had
I enjoy and appreciate my home now, am a lot less restless, and I’ve
begun to see how beautiful any world can be, no matter how small. I
appreciate the little things. I actually see the little things now.
Now I’m not saying that once this distancing thing is behind us, that
I’m not going to enjoy a night out with the girls or a getaway with
Babe. I’m still that person and I always will be. I’m just happier in my
own space now. I want to do those things but the in between times
feel fuller now.
Thanks to Ruby Tuesday, I was ready for this. It hasn’t been the shock
to the system it might be to a lot of people. Just one more gift that my
girl passed on to me before she left.
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