Why is Linda hosting this post.
She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.
Why am I writing this post ?
Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.
So here we are still in lockdown though many people are breaking it. There are more cars on the roads, more people walking around. I get it I honestly do, but I don’t agree. People are worried about loosing their jobs, their homes even their sanity. I do understand all that but if people don’t follow the rules more people will die, the daily death figures will rise and the lockdown could be prolonged and possibly the rules made stricter.
Everyone is suffering and not just the adults. Children are finding it hard not seeing their friends and extended family. A video call is not as good running around with friends, grandparents smiling and chatting is not a good substitute for a cuddle. It’s so very hard for everyone. Everyone is thrown together and longing to get out and feel free.
Yes life is a rollercoaster right now and what many of us had thought might be boring has been anything but. All of our lives our upsidedown and askew. We may never get back to normal, maybe life will be better after all this, maybe it will be worse. We just don’t know, I personally know my life will be very different.
Same morning routine hubby took Ruby for her walk. The Plumber arrive not long after 9am to fix the drain. We know the plumber and use him all the time. He did a great job and very careful about social distancing. Hubby decided to power wash the patio after the plumber had gone and I had a Zoom Pilates class. We both felt better for the exercise and change of having someone else around even when keeping at a proper distance. We were both delighted that the downstairs toilet was working again 💜.
I cant remember what we did in the afternoon, I think we had an argument or was that Thursday, or Friday or all three who knows. I think we picked up our middle sons washing. If your new here our middle son lives about 20min drive from us. He is at risk, with health issues, so we help him with shopping and doing his washing because his washing machine is broken….long story.
Usual morning, up at stupid o’clock see to Ruby hubby up at sensible o’clock. He had to go to the hospital again as he wanted his mum to have her cards and cake for Friday morning which was her 100th Birthday. The ward said they were going to put on a celebration for her. Had not all this Covid19 not been happening, and she had not of had the seizures and then not caught the Covid 19 in hospital, we would of been taking her out for high tea with family and friends. But these days nothing is open and we cannot mix socially.
So off went hubby usual route over to his mother’s house where his brother is still staying to collect all her cards, plus cards from neighbours, collected by the nextdoor neighbour. Hubby saw no one picked up the two bags of cards and goes to the hospital. Braves the eerily empty “Red Section” of the hospital and drops off cards, cake and balloons. Then comes home.
Managed to get through the afternoon
8pm we had patched things up and we went out to join the neighbours to applaud the NHS and keyworkers.
After the clap I suggest we we all sang Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore now a Colonel. And I started to sing it before they all disapeared… lucky they all joined in, I am no singer!
Here is why if you don’t know.
The appeal by NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore topped £32m as he celebrated his 100th birthday.
The war veteran, who raised the money by walking laps of his garden, has also been made an honorary colonel.
The occasion was also marked with an RAF flypast and birthday greetings from the Queen and prime minister.
With celebrations under way, Capt Tom said everyone who donated was “magnificent” as the fund reached £30m on Thursday morning.
Soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment surprised the WW2 veteran with a guard of honour as he finished his birthday challenge Thursday morning. ( We like many others donated to the cause.)
We had a quiet evening hubby’s feeling sad that his mum was in hospital for her Birthday.
Friday 1st May.
Usual morning, up at stupid o’clock see to Ruby hubby up at sensible o’clock. He walked Ruby I did the usual jobs, when he got back he did his first priority of the day and rang the hospital. I could hear him speaking, he sounded really excited. He told me the nurses on the ward had spoken to Senior Nursing Officer she had said as a special dispensation. Hubby could go to Ivy’s 10.30am Birthday Celebration, on the ward and spend some time with her. They said they would give him proper PPE. He was off and running as I came down the stairs he said that he could go and see his mum. I managed to shout take care as she has the virus and what about the Queen’s card which had not arrived at her house yet. “Don’t worry” he shouted “I will go back with it later.” And he was gone!
I had a Pilates Zoom lesson at 10.30. am so I was kept busy. Well I wasn’t allowed to go but there are photos and videos galore! Here are few.
I had to abandon Pilates when the photos started coming in because I just got so emotional.
I did a few jobs around the house then caught up on my blogging. When hubby return we are told by the hospital that Mother in Law is still positive for Covid19 so will be in hospital for a while longer.
Hubby got home just had time for a sandwich when his brother texted to say the queen’s card had arrived. Poor hubby had to go back to his mother’s house via her ex daughter in law’s house ( to pick up a collage for MIL. ) He got the card and then on to the hospital . He also took her a Daily Mirror because there was an article in there about her because she has been buying and doing the crossword therein for eighty years. Here is the article.
So, Ivy had her birthday, an article in the Daily Mirror, a hospital video on YouTube, an online article from her school and an on line article from the hospital. The only thing she did not have was a fly past but captain Tom got that bless him and well deserved.
Oh! Yes here is the Queen’s card
When hubby got home he was exhausted. We are both tired and under stress and we definitely fell out.
Saturday 2nd May.
Today was hubby’s Birthday, he was 70 and we had had a suprise Birthday party planned for him , the weather would of been fantastic but sadly like Ivy’s it was not to be!
Hubby had lots of cards and and presents. All the boys rang and we sang happy birthday to him.
Later in the day our neighbours sang happy birthday to him too. In the evening we had a three way video with friends in Colorado and Portsmouth. That was great fun.