What day is it Anyway. Friday 15th to Sunday 17th.May 2020.

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 where do we go from here? I really don’t know, the signposts are all muddled, the directions are all so unclear. Our leaders are all lost, up the creek without a paddle.

Friday 15th.

Hardly any sleep up with the Lark at stupid o’clock, let Ruby out, feed, water and medicate her. Hubby up at sensible o’clock, feed hubby then he walks Ruby. Do housework,ironing and gave shower! Pilates at 10.30, like Wednesday’s class the WiFi was much better down stairs, it is less convenient and I had to draw the curtains as Hubby and Ruby were messing about in the garden and making me laugh!

We hear from the hospital that MIL is to be going home to her house tomorrow. Hubby also has a chat with her on the phone. We walked Ruby, had dinner, fish cakes, chips and beans, quiet evening.

Saturday 16th

Up with the birds at stupid o’clock, let Ruby out, feed, water and medicate her. Hubby up at sensible o’clock, feed hubby then he walks Ruby. Did housework.

We ring the hospital and find Mil is all set to be taken home but we don’t know when. They arranged to ring and let us know.

We have been invited round to our son’s to see the grandchildren. The rules as set out are we can drive over to their house and stand at their gate and they can talk to us from the front door. On the way over we stop of at a supermarket and Hubby manages to get a helicopter, a car transporter, two bars of chocolate, a bunch of flowers and a large bag of chocolate buttons. Though it’s only a forty five minutes drive to their house it’s the furthest we have been since lockdown.

It was wonderful to see everyone and they all seemed pleased to see us. We left the gifts on their window sills . It was great to see them even if we had to shout, absolutely no cuddles but the boys seemed to understand 💜. We took Ruby with us which delighted the boys so much. We stayed half an hour then we walked Ruby along the canal tow path that runs behind our son’s house. Just us we are not allowed to walk out as two separate households, so we waved goodbye and went.

We did not walk too far along the path as there were too may people there! The tow path was too narrow for proper social distancing but before we went back to the car we were rewarded with the beautiful swan family above.

We heard from the hospital on the way home they said MILwas going to her house at 12.30 in a Taxi with a occupational therapist who will access care provision, carer calling at 1.30 and again tonight and from there on 3 times a day.

That was such good news after all the worry and a month in hospital we let all the boys know and we were relieved. ..Hubby and his brother do not communicate very well so our youngest son kindly rang that afternoon and got us an update. Mil was happy and settled.

We had apple and pork sausages, mash potatoes, baby corn and sugar peas.

Sunday 17th

Up with the birds at stupid o’clock, let Ruby out, feed, water and medicate her. Hubby up at sametime, fed hubby then he walked Ruby. Did housework

I washed all the floors, threw out several pairs of shoes, did some washing. Hubby rang to see how his mum was doing, someone answered the phone and handed it to MIL. Hubby had a chat of sorts and he was delighted to speak to her. He then had a chat with the carer who sounded very nice. This set a lovely relaxed feeling to the day. It has been very stressful and fraught of late.

It has been a lovely day, weather wise and relaxing too. We heard from family and friends, our water was cut off for about an hour which got us and neighbours chatting..at a safe distance. Had some messages from friends and a phone call too.

We had dinner at lunchtime, Quiche, salad, coleslaw and home made potato salade.

This evening we are joining our friends from up the road for our weekly virtual pub night! In our own living rooms 😀.

This is Part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA

Be sensible
Be safe

What Day is it Anyway. Monday 11th, through Thursday 14th May.

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.

Holding on for a Hero, yes we are, we are hoping for a cure/ vaccine or even test to tell us if we have, or have had the virus. The trouble is no one knows enough about this Covid19 so until our hero arrives anytime in the next twenty years we are all spitting in the wind….. Or maybe not as we might get arrested.

Yes clear as Mud.

So back to ground hog day. Up stupid o’clock, let Ruby out fed, medicate and gave Ruby water, do house work, prepare breakfast, hubby up sensible o’clock. Hubby walks Ruby .

Monday 11th

I honestly can’t really remember what happened, I didn’t write it down! If I recall I did the ironing, we walked Ruby, I did housework and we will have checked up at least twice on MIL!

Hubby rang the hospital about MIL and spoke to the doctor. Their concern at moment is MIL’s swollen hand. It’s not a trauma and think it might be gout as the uric acid level is high. She has never before had gout in that area, normally her big toe but they are exploring it. They have taken blood and will speak to the consultant re the hand/knuckle. Apparently if the body is under stress you make more uric acid. She is also slightly dehydrated and are managing that as well as a urine infection. MIL must be very tough because she is coping with all these issues as well as Covid 19. They are hoping the covid test will be negative later in the week so they can release her.

I also would of checked out on some friends and my sisters. Still struggling with the confusing new rules I spoke to our youngest son about the grandchildren. He put my mind at rest. I cooked a good old fry up with eggs, bacon, black pudding, baked beans, mushrooms and fried bread it was delicious.

Hubby rang about Mil that evening apart from still having Covid, a UTI and gout in the hand she’s okay. The doctor said they will be moving her out of the acute ward to a smaller hospital nearer her home. This could happen in next few days. He said they might not test again as although she is still covid positive the other hospital might test again.

Tuesday 12th.

So back to ground hog day. Up stupid o’clock, let Ruby out fed, medicate and gave Ruby water, do house work, prepare breakfast, hubby up sensible o’clock. Hubby walks Ruby .

Housework, hubby went shopping, for us and our middle son. After lunch hubby decided to start pointing the brick wall in the drive.

Middle son rang, due to new confusing rules could he come round for a coffee, we could all sit in the garden . We decided yes he could.

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He stayed an hour, said it was really love to see us. He took his clean washing and shopping home which saved us a trip. It was lovely to see him. We checked the Rules we had got them wrong! We stayed outside right, but in our garden and not a park wrong? , He saw us both…wrong should only have seen one of us ? We stayed over 2metres apart ..right.

We walked Ruby.

Wednesday 13th

So back to ground hog day. Up stupid o’clock, let Ruby out fed, medicate and gave Ruby water, do house work, prepare breakfast, hubby up sensible o’clock. Hubby walks Ruby .

10.30am Pilates via Zoom, really good lesson hubby and Ruby still pointing the wall.

Hospital rang hubby at 11am to say MIL was moving to a smaller hospital nearer her home. After an hour Hubby rang the new hospital and was told she had settled in OK. As she has Covid she is in isolation.

Housework, did some blogging than we walked Ruby. When we got back hubby took some chocolates and a card to the nurses and drs who had been looking after MIL before her transfer.

We had fishcakes for dinner. Hubby checked up on MIL, not so good. She had a bad evening because she could not sleep with the lights in her new room in isolation. The nurse said that MIL had said she would report them all. They moved her and she was asleep now. We decided the move of hospital would have unsettled her.

Thursday 14th

So back to ground hog day. Up stupid o’clock, let Ruby out fed, medicate and gave Ruby water, do house work, prepare breakfast, hubby up sensible o’clock. Hubby walks Ruby .

Housework, then 10.30 zoom coffee and chat with best friend, sort the world out! I cooked two Lazanges and a Bolegnse, so it’s two for the freezer and one for tonight.

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Hubby spoke to the same nurse that he spoken to the night before and was told MIL woke at 5, had had a cup of tea and was more content. I think the move of hospital would have unsettled her.

Hubby and Ruby did even more pointing! Took Ruby for a walk. Rang hospital, hubby tried to talk to MIL on phone she was upset and could not hear him. Then he rang back and with help of two great male nurses, one in the isolation room with MIL and one outside on the phone , they sorted her hearing aids out…that was a tad frustrating and tiring but they got there in the end!

Tonight it is Clap for the NHS and Keyworkers at 8pm so we will be out there and I will be out there with my saucepan lids 💜.

This is part of LindaGHill’s WDIIA.

Time for a happy song, by the way all the songs on this post have been by my favourite Imogen Heap.

PS. Good news we have been invited round to our youngest son’s front gate to see our son and his family on Saturday. …We are definitely allowed to do that. So excited. 💜

What day is it Anyway: Sunday 10th May 2020.

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.

Yes it is a world full of confusion, especially here in England. I say England and not the UK because, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are staying in lockdown, they have firm hard rules to follow, STAY HOME. We on the other hand have Boris! Last night he made a speech …. It was the most confusing/woolly speech ever! Here it is if you have 10/13 minutes to be totally confused.

It’s so confusing, I wish he had just left it as it was. There are enough idiots out there not playing the game. I am just dreading the new spike, I expect, in 10 to 20 days. How about, “Grandparents can drive to see grandchildren but what happens when you get there? ” …. Oh! And what about “Go to work but don’t use public transport….unless you have to”…. Oh! And not until Wednesday? The whole speech was ridiculously woolly…. please someone do something positive. It’s so late in the day . We should of had strict rules from day one and closed all ports and airports. Lockdown should of been lockdown. We are in a huge Mess!

So back to ground hog day. Up stupid o’clock, let Ruby out fed, medicate and gave Ruby water, do house work, prepare breakfast hubby up sensible o’clock. Hubby walks Ruby . I baked a banana cake.

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Hubby was outside doing the pointing on the back wall. Then I decided we needed to use up all the left over lamb. So I minced it up and, made bread crumbs, added two eggs and an onion and made rissoles.

I forgot to take a photo of the finished article but they were yummy. The hospital rang to tell us MIL had tested positive for Covid19 again. They will do another swab test again on Tuesday or Wednesday. Her temperature was still up, she has backache and has been tired for last few days. She has also bruised her knuckle possibly trying to opening the window. They were going to xray it to see what’s happened. Later in the day.

We pottered in the garden, the blind couple we help rang and and V said one of her hearing aids was not working properly. We said we’d pick it up and Hubby would check it out for her, he told her the wax guards probably needed changing. She was to put it in a bag and leave on her door step. Then we took Ruby for her walk. It had become very cold and windy!

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Hubby missed his coat. We picked the hearing aid up from the step on the way back. Hubby cleaned the wax guard out ( not a fun job) put it back together then took it back. When he got home our youngest lad and his youngest son called us on Alexa that was fun. We had a good chat.

Hubby rang the hospital to ask after MIL they said they would set up a zoom call. Hubby was delighted . Her conversation is getting better. She asked how the family was and sent her love to everyone. She said she doesn’t like the food much but she is being waited on hand and foot. She said she will feel better when she gets home. Her conversation was a little slurred but it was a conversation… amazing. She mentioned she had hurt her hand amongst other things, like not being able to do the codeword in her mazagines. It was nice to see hubby speaking to her.

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After hubby’s Zoom call I made the dinner we had the Rissoles I prepared earlier with chips and baked beans. They were very tasty.

This is how to make plump, juicy, extra tasty rissoles with hidden veggies! www.recipetineats.com

Rissoles

The speech I was talking about at the start of this post , was on at 7pm….

We finished the day off with a virtual night at the pub with our friends, they live six houses up and every Sunday since lock down we have a video call and a drink . They are great friends and always make us feel so much better. I hope we do the same for them. Then we went to bed!

Time for a Happy Song

For Graham and Sue

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

Confused
Love means stay away
Be safe

What day is it Anyway. Wednesday 28th April 2020 through Saturday 2nd May.

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.

I’m with the birds.

Wednesday 29th

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.

Thursday 30th

Ground Hog Day.

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.

Time for a happy song.

This is part of LindaGHill’s WDIIA.

What Day is it Anyway.Sunday 25th Through Tuesday 27th April 2020.

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.

Well it’s still out there but lots of people have decided to flout the rules , not everyone but enough so as we notice more cars on the road, more people out. The weather has been lovely and so people have been venturing further afield. Those who flout the rules are selfish and stupid sadly they will only prolong the pandemic. Covid19 has not left the building. The line “Don’t act like a dick cos’ you’ll make others sick” really is true.

Politicians and businesses are wanting to open the country up but be honest it might take time but the country can recover from an economic crisis with time but once you’re dead you are dead!

Yes it’s confusing.

Groundhog Day.

Awake at stupid o’clock, see to Ruby, hubby up at sensible o’clock he took Ruby for her walk I did the house. The hubby had to take hearing aid batteries and wax guards to the hospital for his mum. The ward had rung and said as they were wearing masks and eye protectors she needed to be able to hear. That was another reason I couldn’t sleep, I was worried sick about hubby going to the hospital. But it’s his mum and so he went. He dropped off the batteries band wax guards, I managed to get him to wear a mask and he took his hand gel with him. He said the hospital was empty, he only saw two people when he was on his way to the ward.

We had a quiet afternoon, when he rang the hospital to see how his mum was the hospital told him she wanted some cloths and bits. Horror of horror, for me he agreed to go again the next day. So his brother who is staying at her place packed a suitcase for her.

In the evening we had a virtual drink with our friends who live up the road. We have a video call a couple of drinks and lots of laughs, boy we needed those laughs!

Queue happy song!

And so to Monday.

Not much sleep again, and the morning started just as yesterday did. Hubby walked Ruby, then he headed off to his mum’s house to pick up the suitcase. Then on to the hospital. I cleaned the house, and did my exercise class. Then hubby rang, how was the hospital was it quieter or busier……. It was the same. Did he wear his mask……. Yes he did. Then he dropped the bomb shell. They told him to come on to the ward? “You can’t stand in the hallway” they had said. He did as he was told. His mother’s nurse spoke to him , he had his mask on but she had taken hers off. She gave him an update. ….He didn’t see his mum of course. As he was just at the door end of the ward.

Well if I was worried for his safety before I was now scared ridged for him. It’s strange he does what he does for his mother because he loves her, I worry sick because I love him.

So home he comes, I find it hard not to show I am upset so I do the ironing, he phones the hospital and they offer to do a zoom call, as we have no idea how she is. We have the call in the afternoon , it was really difficult to tell how she really is. It was like the first call the other week. There is a lot of confusion but flashes of clarity, that’s a good sign.

I really can’t remember what happened the rest of the afternoon or evening, apart from it was stressful.

Queue Happy Song.

And so to Tuesday.

Another disturbed night though this time It was due to cramp . Another groundhog start to the day.. After breakfast we took Ruby for her walk, got soaked. Home did house Hubby did the shopping, we try to go once every 10days. I had several phone calls from friends and family. I warmed through a homemade vegetable soup for our lunch with some fresh bread rolls it was good.

Just before he took Ruby for her walk hubby checked the out the drains, it now looks like we have a problem with the downstairs toilet deep joy!

I have had enough. I am getting upset now, ever heard of the straw that broke the camels back?

Arrrrrrrrrgh!
Stay home save lives
Be safe.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

PS. Plumber coming tomorrow 💜

PPS. They have asked if Mother in Law would be a guineapig for the new drug to combat Covid19 . She is 100, had two seizures… We said NO.

What Day is it Anyway. Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April 2020.

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.

No where is safe, Covid 19 has reached every part of the world. This pandemic is to my mind in no way natural but man made. Our bodies have no idea what has hit us , we just don’t know how to combat it.

Finally above I got a video of street, at the back of ours, out cheering, clapping, bashing pot lids together. Hubby took it 💜 That’s me in the shorts banging a Tupperware container. We go go out the back every Thursday and join the neighbours behind and next to us to cheer all our support and Keyworkers, drs, nurses of all types, every type of hospital workers, dustmen , posties, courriers, transport workers, supermarket workers, lorry drivers, street cleaners, emergency services, gas, electronic and water services and any that I have not thought of….. Why do we go out the back because there are no houses opposite us and we would be doing it on our own 😁.

Groundhog Day.

Friday.

Up at stupid o’clock , fed and medicate Ruby, hubby up at sensible o’clock has breakfast. Pilates was at 10.30, later in the afternoon we took Ruby for her walk, checked up on family and friends. On the Mother in Law front no news yet about the Covid19 test. Not very good communication with the nurse who was looking after her but she must be busy.

Saturday

Started as everyday, I washed my hair and had a shower, did the housework. Ten seventeen we had a zoom call with the boys, the grandchildren and the youngest’s wife it was fun.

Then we got a text to let us know that Mother in Law’s tests were back and she definitely has Covid19. She was moved to the Covid ward. Hubby rang the hospital and was told by the doctor that her symptoms were mild but all we can do is wait and see. Fingers and toes crossed.

We took Ruby for a walk in the woods it was beautiful there.

Time for a happy song now.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

Feeling lonely
Be safe 💜

What day is it Anyway. Monday 20th through to Thursday 23rd April 2020

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.

Love we all need love and patience. Love is easy we love our families and friends and as things are we are dealing with them all at a distance, well I am. We all know distance makes the heart grow stronger! It’s patience that is the difficult one. Hubby and I are doing well but just occasionally it’s hard.

Irritated

So I have to admit a little depression has set in but I am fighting it! We have the added pressure of two of our lads being at risk. One is near enough to drive over with shopping and medicine, he is on furlough and at prey to the worries and pressures that brings. The oldest lad lives on the coast and is over an hour and a half drive away which in these strange days is too far to drive. He is working from home and has friends to help occasionally, plus she uses Amazon. Our youngest, with wife and children lives over 45 minutes drive away, he also works from home, just started a new job. He has enough on his plate as well as helping his neighbours. So we potter along, keeping busy in the house ringing friends and neighbours to make sure they are coping and checking on family too, walking Ruby, and shopping every ten days or so. Some days it’s really hard to stay positive.

Then since Easter Monday Mother in law has been in hospital after two seizures, one massive. The news about her swings from good to bad and I have documented her progress so far in these #WDIIA. posts. She has A delirium, which is like dementia but as she fully compus mentis before the siezures now she is totally different. It has been a roller coaster again this week with very conflicting news depending on who we speak too. Apparently she has the nursing staff entertained , they think she is hysterical and very sweet, eats casts amounts and likes to sing to them. That’s not at all the mother in law I know.

Well today hubby rang to speak to the Dr and got an awful shock. She had a temperature and cough yesterday, no one told us this yesterday. Back to today, her temperature is down a little, her cough is not as bad, she has been moved in to a single room, put on anti biotics and tested for Covid19. This is really scary, we are all praying that she does not have Covid19. She will be 100 years old on the 1st of May if you can, please pray she is negative and makes her birthday.

Okay in no particular order because I can remember since Monday, walked Ruby, hubby went shopping, cleaned all windows inside and out, delivered shopping to middle son, got so stressed out with stressed hubby I cancelled a zoom call with the boys and grandchildren, hubby and I had a blazing row… I felt sick with worry.

Cooked a banana cake, had a Pilates zoom lesson, checked on neighbours. Got up a stupid o’clock every day.

So I have to apologize for hardly posting or commenting this week it’s just been so hectic here. I am so so sorry.

Good points, we are still standing, still talking and still hoping.

Time for a happy song.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

What day is it Anyway. Sunday 19th April 2020

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.

Yes indeed it is a mad world at the moment nothing is as we have ever known it to be before . Everything is scary and upside down. Let’s think pretty thoughts.

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As ever up at stupid o’clock, feed Ruby let her out then medicate her. Hubby up at sensible o’clock have breakfast took Ruby for a walk.

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Hubby very upset about his mother and the way his brother and sister are blanking him. He is really in a state because they won’t talk directly to him , crazy. Another day where really I can’t tell you what we really did?

The boys however were busy, cooking and cleaning they all spurred eachother on, on Whatsapp.Sending each other photos.

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A Banana cake and Victoria sponge made by Mark and delicious by all accounts!

This inspired John and his youngest son to do a banana loaf.

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Mind you were are not quite sure what it inspired the eldest son Paul to do? Clean his oven by the looks of things 😀😀

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This spurred hubby on to sort things with his brother at least while MIL is in hospital, a united front is needed.

In the evening we had a two hour Skype with friends, we all had a drink and a laugh and it was really great fun and the first time in over a week that I had seen hubby relax. So that’s yet another week of lockdown passed. Time for a happy song.

Be strong
Be Safe 😘

This is part of LindaGHill’s#WDIIA

What Day is it Anyway. Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

That was just so moving and to honest it is just how the world is at the moment. This strange world we are living in is our new normal. I live on the flightpath to Heathrow and in the old normal world planes were passing above every few minutes.

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I took the above photo to show you the clear empty sky but all I got was a photo that reflected my world back in on me, just like life at the moment. Everything has become quiet and small.

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There is the empty blue sky I spoke of.

Well I must of done something Saturday afternoon, spoke to the boys, rang neighbours, walked Ruby but it escapes me.

So let’s have a happy Song.

Keep smiling 😁
Groundhog Day
Be safe 💜

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WHAT DAY IS IT ANYWAY.

What Day is it Anyway Friday 17th April 2020.

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.

Let’s talk about Captain Tom Moore this brilliant very nearly one hundred year old is walking in his garden to raise money for the NHS. What an amazing feat he has achieved so far he has raised twenty two million pounds and rising. We have added our bit you can also if you wish at Just Giving Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk For The NHS. What an amazing man.

So usual start to the day, I had a zoom Pilates lesson with my class, I was slightly late for that ( I hear you asking, how can she be late, she is locked in how can she be late ). I needed to set Hubby up on Zoom so he could see his mother. Well I got him sorted and missed only 30 mins of the lesson. I am afraid I did not enjoy the lesson as I was worried about hubby and his mum.

The afternoon was filled with sending reports on M.I.L. We had our Zoom call it wasn’t what Hubby was hoping for. A lovely young occupational therapist called us then sent us the nessscary to join the meeting, she greeted us on zoom smiles and bubbly, she walked down the corridor then said “Give me a sec while I gown up” when she picked the iPad back up she had gown, protective glasses, gloves and a mask. Then we saw M.I.L. she looked all smiles and had absolutely no idea who we were ,or who the girl in the mask was. Sadly her speech is very muddled and she thought hubby was her father. Conversation was one sided, she kept saying, yes, lovely and forty two? But her smile was bright. We were on for about ten minutes but she seemed more intent on drinking her tea so we said goodbye. Poor hubby is so upset. Personally I think as long as she is happy that’s good. I do empathize though as my mum was lost to me about four years before she died. She had no idea who we were, or the child, she always looked trapped and scared. Thankfully M.I.L looks happy, bright eyes and smiling she seems to be liked by the staff too, for which we are very grateful at this very difficult time for the NHS.

Sadly Hubby’s family were their usual uncooperative selves. I spent the afternoon dealing with firstly a the blind lady and her partner needed me to get them a refund on some rail tickets they had bought and of course now they cannot travel. That was sorted via phone and email. Also spent two hours on a call to help sister in law set up Zoom… I think Zoom need to start paying me 😜.

Quiet evening, I think I have a cold coming plus I am beyond exhausted, Hubby’s family have really drained me.

Time for a happy song.

You know you must 🥴
I so miss them 🥴
Be safe 💜

This is part of LindaGHill’s # WDIIA.

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