Day 13 – isolation

Technically tomorrow should be our last full day in isolation, but in reality we don’t have anywhere we can go anyway so we might as well stay home. We can’t visit family, we can’t go to school, we can’t go for days out, etc….so nothing really changes. When I first showed symptoms of Covid-19, we made the decision as is advised to self isolate, but the kids were still in school, restaurants were still open and there weren’t any restrictions as there are now….although shopping had taken a turn for the worst.

It’s strange to think how much has changed in the space of a couple of weeks. It’s nice to think of when life goes back to normal, but it feels like such a long time off. I can envision street parties and celebrations happening once that ‘normal’ is back, but for now we have to be patient and wait. I miss my family, I miss seeing friends and I know my husband and children feel the same as me. We are all doing the right thing by socially distancing ourselves but it does show you what is most important in life. I can give up restaurant meals and days out to the zoo, etc….but I can’t give up the people I love….and that is why we stay in, that is why we only go out when it is essential.

My cold/virus is still evident. My throat is sore, my chest is full and I have now got blocked ears and earache. Whilst I still feel rough then I won’t venture out, but I know the pull is there. When I cook at home and I am missing an ingredient, it was convenient to just pop round the corner and pick it up….but that is now out of the question. If I am missing an ingredient, I have to make do….trouble is, beans on toast without beans is just toast! And doesn’t quite have the same punch to it! 😫

We have been back in the Geary School today with the boys doing maths, speed words, work on romans and music lessons. This was followed by reading by both of them. I know my boys do better having some of the day structured with learning and activities, and so far they have been doing so well. They don’t complain when I give them something to do and they get stuck in. I know they are both missing school and their friends, but it’s nice to have some structure in the day instead of them wasting the days on pads or tv or games….they do that on the afternoon/evening enough 🙂

I do have to admit that all this spare time with the boys is nice. Lots of cuddles, tons of fun. No, we can’t go out anywhere but we are altogether so we must count our blessings. Some households have it a lot lot tougher than us, with parents out at work or families split up to protect one another during lockdown.

I was shocked and saddened to hear the number of deaths that we have had in the UK due to this virus 😦 – over 1400 people have died. That is awful. All those people, not all all elderly, not all unhealthy didn’t need to die yet….and they have contracted a virus which some of us are denying is even real. It angers me that people can be so flippant in their views. We are living through a pandemic and still people think that they are above the law, above the virus….and they act like this whole thing is nothing at all to worry about. It really is something to take notice of, people are dying of this….yes those who survive will get through this and move forward but we have a few weeks/months to go before go back to what we deem ‘normal’ and it will take even longer if people refuse to listen to the guidelines stated by the government.

Tonight’s tea was burgers and potato balls. Potato balls were brought pre-lockdown, possibly before Xmas but we are completely out of fries, so these will do! 😀

Our evening was capped off by cuddling up on the sofa and watching Christopher Robin. A great family fun film. Our days may be a little bit repetitive at the minute but I am so glad that my little family are all with me.

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