In a previous post I explained that I recently had to put myself in isolate for two weeks so that a planned hospital procedure could go ahead.
It happened Tuesday (results better than expected – phew) so I am now able to rejoin the household again. Not sure that they are too fussed, they will just be glad to get dinners cooked again 🙂 To be honest, I shall be glad to get back in the kitchen after two weeks.
I didn’t get bored at all, I had plenty to do. In fact there were lots of things that weren’t touched. Time flew by.
Waking up on my fourth day of isolation, I was in a good mood. I seem to have this isolation thing sussed. After an hour or two of work each morning, I have given myself plenty of tasks to do / learn and am spending time on each of them each day. I am catching up on my unfinished blogs and have started writing a few new ones, I am working on my 101in1001 tasks and working out which can be done indoors, I am sewing some Christmas decorations ready for the most festive tree in East Grinstead, I am watching things on TV that I don’t have time to see and trying to catch up with paperwork.
Hi there, fellow isolators!
How are you all doing, please please tell me all your news, either in the comments below or via messenger or email. I am loving catching up with people. It is rare that people have time on their hands.
The people I have spoken are reacting to our restrictions very differently at the moment. I see that some of you are working as keyworkers, some working from home, some furloughed, some bored and sharing all sorts of posts on social media, some are loving the extra time they don’t usually have and are using it to connect with their family, connect digitally with those far away and catch up with all those jobs that never get done.
Whatever it takes for you to get through this is fine.
A few rambling thoughts.
How is everyone doing??? Adjusting?
Trying times for all of us, particularly if you are physically active or always out and about.
I learned from our time during SARS is that social interaction is the most important. You will go stir crazy very quickly.
One thing that has improved since 2003 is digital communication. We can share a glass of wine, have a giggle and a chat, watch tv, movies together or even play quiz games but it might be on WhatsApp, FaceTime, zoom or Skype.
Tidying up with Marie Kondo.
Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has been a
bit of a guilty pleasure for the past few weeks. Eight episodes of this joyful, pint size
Japanese lady (and her equally lovely translator) entering people’s home and
teaching how to declutter their living spaces which ultimately help them to
declutter their lives has been thought provoking at least.
Yesterday I posted (with the help of Friends of the Earth) 6 ways that I am working towards a plastic-free Christmas. Here are another 6 ways based on their suggestions. Even if we all just do a little, it is a little more than we were doing before.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth for pointing out this fabulous article as well.