I Thought I'd Dodged the Bullet

published11 months ago
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Hello Reader,

I had plans for this week's newsletter. With no obligations on Christmas Day, I was going to assemble an abridged version of my Sleepy Santa ornament as a holiday gift for my subscribers, giving me time work on a nice, illustrated, unabridged version.

Instead, I became miserably sick and tested positive for Covid on Christmas morning. Why now?! Until Sunday, I think I was the only one among my coworkers who HADN'T contracted Covid at some time during the pandemic.

So now I'm isolating and can't return to work until later in the week. And then I will be wearing an N-95 for a prescribed amount of time.

I started taking Paxlovid yesterday, and I think it's helping. And when I'm feeling more myself, I'll pick up where I left off on the doll I abandoned for the holiday rush. I'll also formalize that Sleepy Santa pattern, but only after I take a break from making Santas!

But now I've got to take another nap.


Deanna Hogan

Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Doll Artist and Teacher: Preserving the art of making dolls and Artist Member of the Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

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