Thursday 26th March
A second response to GC and my Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Daily Diary
“While many think being alone and being lonely go hand-in-hand, you know that the sweet feeling of solitude is the best way to recharge when civilisation has got you down.” – Andrea Romano
Wednesday 25th March:
Self Isolation doesn’t seem to be isolated!
As always I was awake very early this morning and from the edge of the balcony I managed to get a shot of the sunrise.
After pouring my coffee I got back into bed and began to put a shopping list together on the supermarket website. The first available delivery date was mid April, which is fine and although I was unable to book the slot (no idea why) I was able to save my shopping list.
07:05 AM – I Suddenly remembered I’d not put either my Nan’s Farm post or our Weekly Prompts challenge on the scheduler as I normally do. I seem to have messed up a lot lately. Ah well, only slightly late, not the end of the world.
10:00 AM – I’d done the laundry, emptied the dishwasher and I was still full of energy. So I vacuumed the carpets and after that I set about cleaning the windows. Next, I had a coffee break and caught up with my Reader.
1:30 PM – Sophie (no 4 daughter) sent a text to say she was in the field next to my kitchen. She and Evie were enjoying a walk in the fresh air where it was safe and away from other people. They also went down to the bottom pond to look for frogspawn.
2:30 PM – My airways felt sore, I had a headache and felt tired. I took paracetamol and fell asleep on the kitchen sofa. I woke up an hour later, no headache but still had sore airways. Ordinarily I would think the soreness was due to the spring weather, but right now I worry it could be the start of something more.
6:00 PM – Out in the garden I had a chat with Victoria through her window , she said she she didn’t feel very well either. So, let’s see what tomorrow brings for us both.
Thursday 26th March:
7:00 AM – I’m pleased to say I feel absolutely fine this morning and so does Victoria.
According to my Sleep App, I fell asleep last night at 11:40 PM, well, I beg to differ I switched off before 10:30 PM and fell asleep straight away!
I awoke just after six this morning and spent the first hour on the Supermarket website in a queue to book a delivery slot. Finally, it was my turn, but I couldn’t book my slot until tomorrow! No worries, I don’t doubt I will get there in the end.
Later I had visitors.
10:30 AM – After breakfast, I cleaned a couple more windows, and then Lizzy (no 3 daughter) arrived with the little ones. Being very organised, she brought with her the children’s drinks, snacks and toys.We sat outside in sunshine, they stayed for an hour, all the while staying at least four metres away from me, though it was difficult for two year old Alice to understand this rule.
Technically, this family visit isn’t allowed, but if the family were neighbours I would be allowed to chat to them over the fence at two metres apart, so for now we pretend.
12:30 PM – I cooked a couple of meals for the freezer.
2:00 PM – Louisa phoned to ask if I needed anything, she and her little ones will call in tomorrow and have a walk in the fields.
3:15 PM – Catching up with the BBC News upstairs in the sitting room, I received a text message from son-in-law Simon it read – Go out onto the balcony and look down, I’ve got you a present.
A new bird feeding station!
The bushes and trees are growing, but they’re beginning to obscure my view of the bird feeders in the tree. So, knowing I enjoy watching the birds, Simon decided to surprise me. Half an hour later a bluetit was having a feed!
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