I hope you enjoy this Guest Blog from my friend and fellow writer, Crystal Wheeler.
Egg has become the word of the day in our house during the pandemic. The question of the day that Mark poses to me is “Do you want egg?” Not proper English, I know – but I also know exactly what he means.
It’s always late in the day – at least for a normal breakfast time – but what is a normal breakfast time these days? Our egg consumption usually happens between 1pm and 2:30pm every day. You can set your watch by it – well, kind of anyway.
Mark has been eating eggs every day for a while now. I have joined in since Mid-March when things began to shut down.
I enjoy egg – I mean eggs or an egg. I guess I always have but now, somehow, it just means more! It is our intimate private egg time. No one can interfere – just the two of us and egg or some eggs. (I realize that a lot of you may be jealous of our egg time. I really don’t care unless you attempt to buy all of the eggs and leave us eggless. Then I care a hell of a lot!)
It seems we get eggs on every Instacart order or on the occasional grocery trip. Now we just buy them – we don’t even know how many we have on hand – we restock constantly. At one point during the pandemic, we had 52 eggs in the fridge. None of those eggs remain. Not sorry.
In some ways, I look forward to everything going back to normal, but I also have a weird sense of dread that no one will say “Do you want egg?” every day.
Maybe, I should I have shirt made that says “egg” on the front and “hell yes” on the back. That might keep the tradition going or be a weird conversation starter. It could go either way.
Crystal Wheeler shares humor and observations as a writer. Her life as a daughter, partner, friend, parent to dogs and cats, and career as an audio engineer in radio and television, provide a rich font of material for her stories.