VJ’s Weekly Challenge #97: risk-reward

Ric is taking advantage of warm weather and stripping the deck. I am inside, fighting an insomnia induced hangover, trying to complete tasks with two ranting dogs underfoot. They want to be outside; I want to be in bed. Ric just wants to get the job done. In the background, Andrew Cuomo is telling people to be tough, keep going. I thank him for the encouragement.

Such interesting times. Shops in town opened this week. I feel the urge to go, and then catch myself, weighing the risk. Nothing has changed really. There is still no vaccination or cure, and my chronic illness persists.

“My neighbours have different people over every night,” my daughter tells me. “They are sitting outside, but still.”

Like us, she is being highly vigilant. She’s had the virus and knows the potential harm. She’s waiting on the science.

“Risk, reward,” Cuomo is saying. “The judgment is yours, but weigh the risk-reward.”

The pressure washer now drowns him out. The dogs have settled down. I turn my thoughts to my stomach. There’s homemade soup in the fridge and leftover pizza in the freezer. The pizza appeals, but the soup would be better for me. Sigh.



Looking forward to your responses this week. Using the the prompt words is not required, as long as you demonstrate the concept of risk-reward. Be creative. Post a response on your site and link back here.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

32 thoughts on “VJ’s Weekly Challenge #97: risk-reward

  1. Hopefully I’m not too late to contribute. This subject has been on my mind all week. As WP changes up the format tomorrow, I wonder what may happen to my blog so far. Not willing to risk losing what I’ve done, I’ve been setting up a blog-to-book copy. A small risk in the scope of things these days, but something I can try to do something about! Time consuming, but worth it. That’s the plan anyway. 🙂


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    1. I haven’t paid much attention to the changes coming, but started using the new block formatting on one blog awhile ago. Didn’t lose anything, and although it was irritating at first, it does have some advantages. Never too late Olga – always welcome.

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