Hey, how are you? Has life gone back to normal for you? Here it’s pretty much the same. Daughter has had two false starts at going back to work. She’s now due back in August. Graham has been the only one who has left the house, apart from taking the Little Man in the car to get a Mc Donalds from the Drive through.
We had our first birthday since the pandemic. Normally on my eldest daughter’s birthday we would all go out for a meal. This year we got take out. The grown-ups had curry, the younger ones Mc Donalds.
Next up, it’s Boo’s birthday. She usually has her friends around for a bit of a party tea. This year….I’m hoping that in 16 days time on her birthday it will be sunny. The plan is to have her best friend around for a picnic in the garden…but we are not telling Boo, it will be a surprise. She hasn’t seen her friend since March, but they have been in touch via chat rooms. I guess if it’s not nice, just having one friend in the house will be okay. We are still being extremely cautious. Life is not back to normal yet, even for birthday parties.
Then it’s the Little Man’s birthday a couple of weeks later. I’m not sure what we will do then, I’ll have to put my thinking cap on.
Life’s not back to Normal for Us
I think we all feel happier in our little bubble, going out just doesn’t seem to appeal very much any more. I have no desire to go shopping or to the pub. I’d love some fresh air and a change of scenery, but we have to get the kids to agree. The weather has not been very agreeable either which doesn’t help. I don’t mind it not being hot and sunny, but rain is a definite no, and I really don’t like wind.
I’ve re-arranged our holiday for next year. It was in Dorset and the caravan park is open but without a lot of the usual facilities. I was offered a discount on the balance if I decided to go this year, but I just don’t want to risk it. Especially when I see pictures of the crowded beaches whenever it gets hot. So, we will go next year instead, and maybe this pandemic will be over, or maybe we will have found a way to deal with it. I hate leaving things until next year though. Who knows what will happen between now and then in this crazy world.
The kids rarely seem to get bored. They have their routines and when they are not on their computers they are playing together. I wish I was a kid. I get so bored. I have my laptop, my crochet, my books, the housework and cooking to do. But I’m so bored of it all.
Even the television is ultra boring lately, they seem to show every football match going as it’s getting to the end of the season, so Graham is happy. But I miss my soaps and I’m fed up watching stuff I’ve watched before. I have to say though, I’m glad they are showing the first series of Broadchurch as I missed that first time around. The Secrets She Keeps looks interesting, but I’ll have to watch it on catch up. Well, the first episode anyway. I even watched the first episode of The Durrells again on Sunday, but I can’t get tired of those gorgeous sea views.
I’ve not been in the best of health, which is probably contributing to my boredom. I hate lying around not being able to do anything. Especially when my hands hurt so I can’t crochet, or my head hurts to bad to read. I guess now you can see why I’m fixated on the boring television.
I should be going to hospital next week to see my consultant but it has to be a telephone consultation. I’m going to sound like a proper hypochondriac when he calls.
But I’m also doing stuff to try and improve my health in other ways. What was it The Verve sang, ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ well I think they are right. Although I’m not prepared to stop my drugs, I am thinking that there has to be another way to stop my body from attacking itself. I can build up my immune system myself. I might even let you in on some of my efforts if they work out.
WIPS are Works in Progress and I have three on the go at the moment. I finished my cardi which is lovely but a little big for me. I’m not sure if I’ve lost weight, but at least it will be nice and cosy come Autumn. I’m now working on a beautiful blue blanket with a wavy pattern I’ve not tried before, and a cushion cover which was in my magazine, but I’ve changed to colour way to suit my decor. and finally a lovely hermit crab, which I thought I’d got wrong as the shell didn’t fit on the crab, but after seeing someone else’s effort I think I understand it better now. I also have a pattern to make a character from the Animal Crossing game, an owl called Celeste. A lot to keep me busy when I’m well enough.
School, a Step Towards Life getting Back to Normal.
It’s the kids last week of home schooling next week and they have had their letters about their return to school. It will be a huge step in getting life back to normal for the kids. It’s compulsory for all children which I don’t agree with but I can see why they need to enforce it. There are, genuinely, people who will feel the need to keep their children away to keep them safe. I think my children will be okay, I’m not sure they’d cope very well if they got sick, but they don’t have underlying issues that could cause problems. I’m more worried about Star than the other two but I know they will be extra careful with her. All three kids really want to go back to school. They want life to get back to normal.
We will have to make some changes though. Usually when they come home they rush in to hug me (not Star though.) This will have to stop. They will have to wash themselves and change their clothes. And I might allow hugs afterwards. I’ve recently been put on the shielding list. I know, shielding is over on 1st August. But it does prove that I am extremely vulnerable to COVID19. Recent discoveries have found neurological conditions emerging in those that recover. I already have severe neurological conditions so it would be very difficult to treat me if I did catch COVID. We will continue to take every precaution necessary.
How are you coping? Has life got back to normal for you now?
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