In the time of the virus: day 5

A mini-duvet day for me today.  I slept badly last night, and woke up with a bad headache and generally feeling under par.  I spent most of today in my bedroom, keeping my distance from everyone just in case.  I managed several (really nice) phone conversations this morning, until I finally admitted defeat around midday.  Since then I’ve been crocheting (see below), messaging, emailing, reading, dozing, and listening to R4.  Also  I was able to enjoy Peter and the Wolf from the Royal Opera House on my bed – a treat I’d arranged to share with a group of family and friends (the watching, not the ‘on my bed’ bit).  All good stuff.  Hopefully normal service will be resumed tomorrow.

Garden/allotment – today was an allotment day.  And then it wasn’t.

Exercise/staying fit – see above.  No yoga either.  Never mind, it will still be there tomorrow.

Craft/making – am feeling very inspired by the beautiful granny squares blanket my sister has made.  I gathered together all my double knit scraps and began making a lasting memento of this weird time.  I know that’s starting something new, but I also know how much I enjoy projects like that.  And what’s not to like about transforming scraps into something worth having?

House/home repairs, improvements – nothing doing today.

Admin –  nothing here today either.  I was planning that it would be the day when I finally get round to finishing updating my will.  This is not me being gloomy.  I may not work as a lawyer any more, but I’ll always be a lawyer –  each of us could go at any time, regardless of a pandemic.  This just makes it all the more real and immediate.  It’s a job that has been on my to do list for months and months.  Definitely one for sooner rather than later.

Kind deeds/something for others – got an email from our local residents’ association first thing this morning saying that they had numerous bouquets of flowers from M&S brought back by someone who works there, for anyone who needs cheering up or knows someone who could do with a cheer to help themselves to.  So many examples of things like this happening all over.

Stay sane! – well yes, despite feeling under par, to my surprise on the whole today has been an ok day.  Though some news from friends and family not so (but so far not the worst).

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to In the time of the virus: day 5

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling your best. Your crocheted square is lovely, I really like the colours you’ve used. I didn’t manage a yoga practice yesterday, either. I could hardly move after two hours of Ashtanga (or my version of it) the day before. Take care.


    • Good grief – 2 hours!!!! I’m not surprised you could hardly move….
      I’m feeling a bit of a fraud actually, as I’m mostly feeling fine. Just a head and throat that seem to come in the afternoons. I’m sure its not THE virus, but am just being extra cautious so as not to pass anything on to anyone.
      Hope you’re getting through this ok, and that you have the help and support I’m guessing you need. Take care yourself! Deborah xxx


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