“One way or another, I’m gonna find ya I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya!”
During this pandemic, my partner Gerry not only wears a mask when he leaves his apartment, but as an extra precaution, he has also worn disposable latex gloves. Unfortunately, wearing gloves led to an irritating skin rash. It also steered him to think about the extra precautions the rest of us take and the ways in which we have adapted our lifestyles, and he wondered if any of us have useful hints and tips to share.
The best tip I can offer is STAY at HOME!
How many times a week do people need to go food shopping? Everyone has a fridge and freezer these days, so why go to the supermarket more than once a week? Get organised, write an ongoing list and plan for the week ahead and don’t visit at busy times. The more times we leave our homes and unnecessarily go indoors elsewhere, the more we put ourselves and everyone else at risk.
What changes have I made? I wash my hands and disinfect more. I stay at home and have done so for over four months. It wasn’t difficult to adapt to a necessary new lifestyle, I didn’t mind that both my planned and spur of the moment social activities came to an abrupt end, and I was more than happy to take up the family offers to deliver my shopping, staying safe came first.
I still have no urge to go anywhere. I don’t need new shoes and clothes. I’m not even fussed about having my overgrown locks trimmed, and I don’t mind that I’m no longer eating out twice a week or meeting up with friends.
Households in the UK are now allowed to have visitors, but we are limited to one other household at any one time. I’m reluctant to socialise with anyone out of the family, so I’m limiting my contacts to my children and grandchildren. We’ve been permitted to hug, but why? I would dearly love to hug my family, and it’s difficult not to do so, but why undo four months of isolation with carelessness? So in my house we continue to respect the accepted safe physical distance.
As the UK slowly moves toward a new form of normality, I have to ask what has changed? Has the virus altered, is it going away? No, it’s still out there waiting for one of us to slip up, it’s still lurking within our communities, and it’s eager to attack a few more helpless victims, AND if you listen carefully I’m certain you can hear its war cry! Don’t believe me? Have a listen below, Click the angry Virus.
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Wednesday Challenge Tips and Tricks from Weekly Prompts.
Credits: Virus clipart, Google. Musical notes, Google. Music sung by One Direction.