My Turn to Dance

Thank you for visiting “Life and Random Thinking” today!

I was talking with my uncle in Saskatchewan yesterday and he commented “I think everyone eventually is going to catch Covid 19”. At that moment, it did seem that way.

I could only agree because I caught it last week, and so did my household. Everyone has been multiple vaccinated. The vaccines seem to work, we are holding up fairly well, not having breathing problems, not hospitalized either.

We are all isolating ourselves according to the guidelines from CDC. I am quarantining myself from any indoor spots for two weeks. I am now feeling well enough to walk for an hour again, and I am sure a bike ride will be no problemo. But staying away from people except from my own household.

My Turn to Dance

I chose for the title, “My Turn to Dance” because “Staying Alive – Bee Gees” came up on my playlist.

The Bee Gee’s were an amazing group with success that lasted 45 years beginning in 1958.

According to – the story behind the lyrics is as follows, and I quote.

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb wrote the song over a few days while working on a staircase at the Château d’Hérouville studio near Paris.

Robin said: “The subject matter of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ is actually quite a serious one; It’s about survival in the streets of New York, and the lyrics actually say that”.

Barry Gibb added: “People crying out for help. Desperate songs. Those are the ones that become giants. The minute you capture that on record, it’s gold. ‘Stayin’ Alive’ is the epitome of that.

“Everybody struggles against the world, fighting all the BS and things that can drag you down. And it really is a victory just to survive. But when you climb back on top and win bigger than ever before, well that’s something everybody reacts to everybody”.

Jaunty kind of song, ha ha ha ha – Staying Aliiiive, and in blue was the ♥♥ Link to the Youtube and toe-tapping!


Thanks again for stopping in and reading, I will just add a few photos from a few weeks ago when I was at Skaha bluffs looking down on the valley.

It was amazing to be up there with my son, and it’s just a few minutes from home.

I welcome your comments and I always respond to them♥ – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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32 Responses to My Turn to Dance

  1. Jane Fritz says:

    Gosh, so sorry to hear you’ve come down with COVID, David. Thank goodness it’s mild, but still important to be careful! I know you will be. Take care.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks so much. I think my experience has been less traumatic due to the vaccinations and the IV infusions I was able to get thrice. My immune drugs throttle my immune system back so much but I still do surprisingly well. I have gone years at a time without getting a cold despite being on immune suppressant drugs. Miraculous! Be safe my friend= David

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  2. David, I hate that for you, but glad to hear you’re fairing well. Take care and speedy recovery. 🙏🏻


  3. I haven’t gotten Covid and have no plans to!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Best laid plans of mice and men. I certainly had no plans either, and I have been vaccinated four times due to the drugs I take for my kidney transplant. I sure hope Covid misses you, however if you do, I hope you have a minor reaction and your immune system is enhanced by the experience. – David

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  4. Wynne Leon says:

    I’m so sorry you all caught COVID but glad you are all getting through it.

    What an interesting story behind the lyrics of Staying Alive. I always think of it as the song for doing CPR even though I heard it long before I ever went to a CPR class. But I had no idea the Bee Gees were successful starting in 1958. I always think of them as a 70’s band.

    Oh, the things I learn! So glad you are Staying Alive!

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  5. Sorry to hear this, Dave, but I think it’s true that most of us will catch it at some point. I’m fully vaccinated and, like you, have been doing my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Wishing you a speedy recovery!


  6. leggypeggy says:

    Hope your recovery goes well. Our daughter and son-in-law were diagnosed with Covid this week.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      My cough lingers, and got up so I didn’t wake up my wife, who wouldn’t appreciate a 4:30 am wake up. I hope your daughter and son-in-law are getting better with no lasting problems. Thank you for commenting and reading, 🙂 – David


  7. Darlene says:

    Sorry to hear you got the dreaded COVID but glad you didn’t suffer too much. So far so good here but you just never know. We decided not to go to a reunion in the UK and now found that many who did go have been tested positive for COVID. Love the Bee Gees and that song in particular. Sad that only Barry is still with us.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Darlene, I am very grateful that I avoided what so many have dealt with when they tested positive. I hadn’t listened to that song in years and really studied the words, quite the song! Only Barry remains? They left a legacy absolutely and had a special flair. – David


  8. lghiggins says:

    I’m glad you were able to get help and that you are well on your way back to 100%.


  9. Robert Smith says:

    get well soon. Hope your kidney is well. Bob


  10. quiall says:

    I am pleased you came through Covid relatively unscathed. And I agree with you. Eventually we are all going to have Covid in our systems. My problem is that I have MS. A bad cold has put me in the hospital. The flu has a potential to kill me. So I am always isolated and concerned. It’s difficult to make people understand how dangerous this has the potential to be for people like me. I might be wrong. The problem is I might be right. I am fully vaccinated and my fingers are crossed that I won’t find out that I was right. Thank goodness for my blog, the TV and my books. I’m enjoying my hermit mode far too much!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I hope you continue to be unscathed by the pandemic. It’s very true that much of our population is dealing with concerns that are invisible. When we see someone in a wheelchair or with wearing a cast it’s easy to realize they need grace. How much better if we just treated each other as my Baba taught me – like we wanted to be treated ourselves. The Golden Rule. – Thanks for commenting 🙂


  11. Pooja G says:

    Sorry about the COVID but glad the symptoms are too bad. Hopefully you’ll be fine in no time. Loved the images and I absolutely love the Bee Gees! I was just listening to More Than A Woman this afternoon while doing some cleaning.


  12. Hi David,
    I am sorry you and your family have caught the virus, but I am glad that you all seem to be doing fine.
    Indeed, it seems it is only a matter of time before everyone gets.
    Wishing you all are 100 % very soon!!


  13. Hope you feel better, David! I just found out that I have it too! Except for one day, it’s been pretty mild! I get my steps in too!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I hope you can kick it completely soon and don’t have any of the worst side effects we have heard about. My cough is lingering still and apparently it could linger 90 days. Oy vey. Could be worse. I hear ice cream helps so will investigate tonight. 🙂


  14. debscarey says:

    Gosh David, so sorry to hear you’ve caught the dreaded, but relieved to hear that you’ve not been too unwell. I think we’re all coming to accept that it will get everyone in the end.

    Your musical sojourn reminded me of the first time I went to the cinema to see the film. I was a big Bee Gees fan back then. Everyone remembers the disco scene, but it’s really quite a dark film in parts.


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