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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Not Going Out
Last week I was feeling stressed because of not being able to leave the house, the kids having issues with getting on with their school work and the worry of Star going back to school next week.
Well, the last one was settled for me because the school phoned to say they couldn’t accept Star back. It’s half term so no work for the kids this week which has made us feel much more relaxed. But I still haven’t been out.
Have you ever watched Not Going Out? I’m not a huge fan of sitcoms but Not Going Out has always managed to draw me in, I think I must have a secret (even to me) crush on Lee Mack or something. It started in 2006, and although it was cancelled in 2009 it made a comeback in 2011 and is still going strong. My favourite episode has always been the Escape Room, but the Halloween special last year was so good too. It’s totally daft, but it’s just what life feels like right now.
As for not going out, I don’t think I will be going anywhere anytime soon. I can’t believe what a mess this country has become. With no clear rules, everyone has made up their own. Life is returning to normal for so many, but for us few with medical complications, life will be staying very much the same for a while. I’m staying home.
If I though that for one minute that I could trust the British public to carry out the suggested/requested idea of track and tracing contacts if COVID19 touches their lives, then maybe there would be a chance of defeating this. But, honestly, I have no faith. If those who make the rules can break them then others will too. But to be fair, it’s not as if a lot of people have not been breaking the rules all along anyway.
I can’t blame people being wary of the app. the technology that can track the virus. I can’t blame people worrying about their privacy and who’s hands their personal information can end up in. I can’t blame people wanting to go out and earn a living, meet up with their friends and family and get on with life. But, COVID is still out there, it’s still a threat. And I don’t want it touching me or my family. So. I’m not going out.
Now, it’s over to you. What word or phrase sums up your week this week?