Another week has begun and it’s the Easter Holidays. The past week has gone in a blur. We’ve had a few stresses over the past couple of days, isolation as a family of seven is not easy. We are getting under each other’s feet despite the space we are lucky to have. Now we are in isolation day 28.
Day 24 – Not a good start
When I woke up I knew my body was going into spasm, all the signs were there. I tried to keep moving to hold it off. I thought, if I moved I wouldn’t go stiff and I thought it had worked. But then I went back to sleep and when I woke up again I was in full spasm.
I had to ask Boo to come back later when she wanted to get up at 6am. But when she came at around 7am I was still unable to move. So, I had to get her to help me move and give me my medication. This is normally the Little Man’s job but he’d managed to sneak his tablet into his bedroom and was on it already so he could give me a lie-in! I was annoyed with him, but he was doing it for me (or so he says.) I’ve told him that if he wakes and can’t get back to sleep then he should be reading a book instead.
The day passed by with me feeling better but we still had an easy day with no pressures.
Days 25 and 26 The Sun Shined.
Usually, when it’s the school holiday and the sun is shining I get that urge to go out and do something. This usually involves a lot of preparation by me, followed by a lot of opposition from everyone else. Despite this we usually end up having a great day out. This week we’ve had no worries about going out as we can’t anyway. The kids would be happy glued to their tablets, phones, laptops, computer consoles etc. I have to still force them to take breaks, but we are starting to fall into some habits. We definitely have a break after food, so that’s after breakfast, lunch and dinner. I guess that’s something. It is a rule that the girls come off screens an hour before bed, but Graham is in charge of the Little Man and I’ve heard rumours that he’s being allowed to play on Daddy’s phone after being sent to bed. We are feeling pretty relaxed about it all though.
With the sunshine I felt it necessary to get the kids out in the garden, in the sun and soaking up the fresh air and vitamin D. The Little Man is great, he loves playing out, the girls not so much. After turfing them out one afternoon, I looked out the window to find them all sitting on the trampoline with their tablets!
We definitely need more exercise though and we need to sort this out somehow. Even if it’s a bit of Just Dance or maybe another video exercise. I’ve just heard that Just Dance is offering free premier membership for 28 days!
Day 27 Less Positive
I always pride myself on being honest and open in my blog posts and I really don’t want to look back at this post in years to come and wonder what the heck was I going on about. But, sometimes things are just not ready for sharing and today I have two of those.
One is a bereavement, my cousin, the first of my cousins to pass away.
The other is a letter from my MRI results. It’s completely full of gobbledook that I just don’t understand. I will need to speak to my consultant before I get it deciphered and I don’t know when that will be. There is a note attached from him though, telling me that he’s consulted with the right people, and the decision is that no action needs to be taken any time soon. So, fingers crossed it stays that way. As someone said to me, my brain is a bit funny but it’s not so bad that I’m not going to stop being me 🙂
So Day 27 is not a good one, but the sun is still shining and I have three kids here glued to their screens. So time for action.
Or bed…yes, I went to bed for a couple of hours and slept while my youngest sat in bed next to me watching cartoons on our bedroom television and Dad played video games with the girls downstairs. (so much for less screen time!)
Even after that sleep I was still tucked up in bed before 11pm. All I want to do lately is sleep. Maybe I could sleep until all this COVID19 nightmare is over?
28 Days later (sorry I couldn’t resist)
So now we reach isolation day 28, four whole weeks! It’s Saturday, Easter Saturday..so chocolate day tomorrow! I remembered the Hot Cross Buns yesterday. I have Easter eggs for tomorrow. My Brother and Sister-in-law managed to send some over before lock down and I managed to get some chocolate eggs in the shopping delivery. I might not have got the exact ones I ordered but the substitutes look pretty good. We have a bottle of Baileys too for the adults!
I’ve not actually seen the movie 28 Days Later, I think it may be a bit scary to watch right now. I guess with it being isolation day 28 already we can be pretty sure that we are not under a zombie attack. I did read a good review on The Rotting Zombie and I have to admit, the opening scenes in a bare and barren London would probably be much easier to film these days.
My Facebook friend made this video of my abandoned home town of Birmingham.
Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you stay safe and stay home. The NHS deserve to get duly rewarded for the fantastic job they are doing. I could get all political about the way this virus has been handled but at the moment, but focus is on staying safe and alive. The politics can be dealt with by the politicians and fingers crossed they start doing a better job. Or at least we can look back in the future and say they did a good job.
See you tomorrow with my Sunday Photo, bet you can’t guess what it will be?
You can see all my previous isolation diary entries in my linky and feel free to add your posts too. Here’s my first post.
And a little reminder of my quote to live by. A wise Dr from Toronto, Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, said ” Temper fear with reason, panic with patience and uncertainty with education.