Getting in a Routine
Today is my second Monday morning since Coronavirus turned the world upside down. And I think I am getting into a bit of a routine.
My alarm is still going off at 5:30. It was a little hard getting up this morning though. The clocks went forward at the weekend. And although I coped fine yesterday I didn’t find it so easy today. Usually when the clocks change it takes me a week or so to get used to the changes. I keep looking at the clock and finding it no where near where I thought it would or should be. Yesterday I didn’t do that at all.
But this morning when the alarm went off it was dark. For the first time in a while. I don’t cope very well with dark mornings. I sleep with all my curtains open because I find I get a touch of SAD in the winter months, and waking with natural light really helps. This meant I didn’t get out with the dog into the fields across the road from me as early as I would have liked and consequently we came across a four other dog walkers. I like a nice solitary walk to start my day.
One of the other parts of my morning routine since the Coronavirus Lockdown has been the house cleaning. I have totally finished going over my en-suite bathroom. I have even cleaned out the cupboard and washed down the walls and skirting boards. Today I made a bit of a start on my bedroom. This room is going to take a while!
One of the enduring images from this Coronavirus outbreak will be of toilet rolls. I have plenty at the moment. I just hope that lasts! I guess I am not usually the tidiest of people. But it was satisfying to have the washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher all going when I settled down to logon to my work laptop.
We are reading more and more stories in the news everyday about people behaving in a stupid or reckless manner since the Coronavirus outbreak. We call them Covidiots. An example is the footballer who posted a video urging everyone to stay at home and then went out partying and crashed his car at 4am drunk. Or the MP who drove from Wales to London to wish his Dad a happy birthday.
We have them here too. Such as the people who are still driving to my road to walk their dogs in the fields. One day they will understand that it is not an essential journey and the rules apply to them too. We discussed Covidiots in our podcast today. You can watch it on You Tube.
At the same time I took this photo of evidence of a Covidiot, I also spotted this amazing rainbow the girls next door have drawn and put in the window. It really cheered my day up!
No End in Sight
Today we were warned that life could be like this for 6 months. At the time of starting to write this post there was no news about a possible time my husband might get home. But by the time I have got to here there has been a development.
The UK Foreign Office are working hard to put on flights from Jeddah and Dammam to repatriate British Nationals stuck in Saudi Arabia. I have sent my husband all the details. He needs to send an email with details such as the kind of visa he has. I have asked him to do this, but he seems hesitant. He has two major worries. His health being put at risk on a plane full of strangers who may be ill. And the other is money. He is worried that if he comes home he won’t have a job to go back to when this is all over. I have asked him to send an email and at least find out what is what and then we can talk. I don’t know if he will.
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