I had a day off from work yesterday. Turns out I’m a key worker. Didn’t see that coming.
So – first thing I did was sleep for nine hours – from 10pm until 7am. For someone who normally only feels the need for about 5 hours’ sleep, I think that shows I’m quite tired with it all.
Up and at it first thing. We were given some free bedding plants from work, as we’re no longer selling them (essential items only at the moment) – so they needed to be planted. I was glad I did them first thing, as the weather went off a bit later on.
The lodger and I are taking it in turns to deep clean our shared areas (kitchen, laundry room, living room). I did it mid-week, and he set-to and did it yesterday. I’ve treated him to a pair of rubber gloves – it’s the least I can do! I really appreciate that he’s prepared to muck in. Afterall, I’m much more likely to bring the virus home than he is – he’s working from home and only goes out once a week to shop.
I’m helping a couple of elderly neighbours, so did some shopping for them next. I phone them every two or three days, just for a chat. No idea if it’s helping – they’re probably thinking, ‘Bloody hell, not her again, can’t I have 5 minutes’ peace…’ but it seems like the right thing to do.
Spoke to my Mum – she’s got things pretty well organised, with deliveries of fruit and veg from their normal greengrocer, and now getting milk and papers delivered too. It’s just like the olden days!! I tried to do an online shop for her, but predictably all slots for the next three weeks are fully booked. The important thing is that they’re coping pretty well with it. They have neighbours who have offered to help, which is wonderful (I live 2 hours’ drive away).
In the afternoon I deep cleaned my bathroom and my bedroom. Ironically, I’d just recently decided that I could afford to go back to having a cleaner. She’d only been once, and then had to stop!!
I couldn’t decide what to have for dinner last night. I’m actually not feeling particularly hungry, but that’s down to stress – I know myself pretty well. I found a chicken and mushroom pie in the freezer, made at the start of all this madness – good call!!
When did our lives stop being normal? I don’t think I did a single thing yesterday that wasn’t related, one way or another, to Covid-19.
I had this crazy idea a week or so ago that I would continue to post ‘normal’ posts. Then I thought that I would post something ‘normal’ now and again. Now I realise that this is our normal. We don’t get days off from it.
How are you coping with it all?
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