Day 7 – Isolation

Another day in isolation, another day away from the madness of outside. I woke today feeling less stuffy and chesty as I have other days. The cough has still been evident and I have coughed my way through the day, but I have felt a bit better.

One thing I noticed when I came downstairs was how quiet it was outside – the sun was shining, and their were less people around. There were still the odd sounds of cars mulling around but not as much as usual. I opened the windows, did a bit of cleaning, prepared breakfast for the boys and felt like I had a bit more energy. A lot of my previous days have had me gasping for breathe with any exertion, as this cold or virus 🦠 penetrated my chest. But today, the feeling that I am out of puff has been less. I have moved around quite easily, and have done more around the house than I have managed to do the past week.

It is now Day 7, I have been holed up in here for an entire week and I have to say the days have milled along quite quickly. I was bored in the beginning and I felt trapped but that feeling disappeared. It probably helped that I did feel miserable because I didn’t want to do anything at all. Today, with the sun shining, I took the boys into the garden with Harry Pugger and we made shadow drawings, played football and swingball. I sat on the chair and let the sun tickle my skin and it was wonderful. Being outside after a week felt brilliant.

Once we were back safely inside, I proceeded to do some home schooling with them. Speed words, times tables, geography, science and then a bit of reading. Following on from Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday, I have looked out at the world outside and noticed how many sounds I can hear, which would usually be masked by cars, etc. Yeah, I know there are still areas where people are congregating when they shouldn’t, and I know not everyone believes in what is happening, but it sounded so different outside.

I am half way through my isolation, from next week I should be able to at least pop to the shop to grab a few things. I will avoid people, I won’t queue to closely and I will make sure I go and come quickly. But it will be nice to pick up my own groceries rather than relying on others. It’s always difficult knowing how many things you can request before you sound cheeky….I generally just request the essentials but I am starting to run low on freezer stuff and cupboard stuff, but I should be able to stretch it all out until next week! I just hope I can get out briefly then!

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