What Day is it Anyway. Friday 8th May and Saturday 9th of 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 here comes the sun and today is going to be as beautiful as yesterday, Friday was. So far it’s 7.19 am on Saturday and I feel like I have been up for hours. But for now let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Saturday 8th May 2020

Groundhog Day once more. Up at stupid o’clock let Ruby out, fed her and gave her, her medication. Hubby up at sensible o’clock, walks Ruby. Housework, Pilates at 10.30am, we all stopped for the two minutes silence.

I had to give up on my Pilates Lesson twenty minutes early because my WiFi was crap and playing up!

Friday was V.E. Day, this year saw the Victory in Europe 75th anniversary. There was a fly by, by the Red Arrows. And two Spitfires flew over the White Cliffs of Dover.

We had a minute’s silence at 11am for the war dead .

It was such a lovely day that after lunch we sat in the garden and enjoyed the sun. Checked up on our middle son who has not been well again. He has medication now so should improve. We also checked up on our eldest who is not enjoying self isolation, he is a gregarious chap who thrives on face to face contact so he finds it difficult to not see his mates in person. His work calls and video meetings and his social video calls just don’t cut it for him. He was very unsettled by the news footage of people having socially distanced V.E. Day parties . … Best not tell him our youngest son,his wife and two boys had one in their street, they all stayed in their front gardens to celebrated.

I can see both sides but as much I can see my lad’s road , from what he said we’re being sensible, many others in other places were not. There were “front garden/ drive party’s near us and a large gathering on a green near us too but none in our section of the road. I am very concerned that if too many people take chances things will definitely just get worse. I just wish people would behave.

It was. Lovely afternoon so we did not take Ruby out until late, the woods were lovely, hardly any people there to dodge.

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When we got back I did the ironing, we had dinner after 7 pm. Cold lamb from the day before and bubble and squeak made from the leftover veg.

MIL was fine all day and when Hubby rang she was sitting in her room, smiling and waving to the Nurses.

Time for a happy song.

Satuday 9th May

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. That is not so easy when you are in lockdown. I have been threatening to make a banana cake all week! It is still not made and it’s Saturday!

Well up at even more stupid o’clock, did all the usual, hubby took Ruby, I had a shower and washed my hair. Hubby rang hospital, MIL, had woken up with back ache, refused breakfast, had some paracetamol and gone back to sleep. Her latest Covid test result was not back. That’s worrying , the backache that is, because she has been so perky and eating like a horse. We spent a long time on the phone to our eldest, he’s still feeling low but better than the day before. Hubby did some more pointing to the garden wall. We had a couple of chats with middle son. The youngest son what’s app us two cute videos of the grandchildren. I did some washing and got it out on the line.

After lunch we sat in the garden. We checked on MIL again, she had not had much lunch and was asleep again . This is now a concern. Hopefully we are worrying for no reason. Test still not back.

Took Ruby for her walk late again as it was so hot. We also took middle sons washing over for him. We had Quiche and salade for dinner. We will check on MIL later.

Time for a happy song.

This is Part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

Be brave

Be Safe

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 176, #Poet’sChoice

Welcome to Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday. It’s the first of the month and you know what that means!

Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!

My poem this week is a personal one, a Gogyoka. It’s about the situation I find myself in. It’s not about self isolation or lockdown though all that does not help.

They say hope springs eternal

And ivy clings to walls

Words spoken cause my tears to fall

Least said soonest mended

Mouth shut none offended.

Be safe.

What Day is it Anyway…. A Day late. 31st March.

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 Seven 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.

Yesterday started as every day, except hubby was very tired and slept in. I got the house cleaned, let Ruby out to do her business then fed and medicated her. Hubby got up and had his breakfast. He took Ruby for her walk on his own on his own because I had a Zoom meeting. The Pilates group I belong to got together and we have started having virtual lessons. Six to nine students to a lesson and our instructress. It was our first meeting and worked really well.


The rest of the day became rather stressful, phone calls calming friends who were feeling the stress of working from home, family being bored or worried. Oh! remember hubby drove a 25mile round trip to take his mother and brother a mask each ( she had to go and have her INR tested. Hubby had impressed on her and his brother that she had to wear the mask. She did not, no she said I did have it on my lap she told him. …Did his brother not even think to remind her…No, did they care that hubby drove all that way to deliver the masks (we could of used) his time, his health, his diesel and my nerves…. obviously not. I am saying no more we are both upset that she was put in danger.


Then I decided to organise my medication, which though not due yet is important. That took longer than usual.

Anyway it was not a relaxing afternoon or evening but we survived!

Be safe out thete.

Part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

Three Things Challenge #175

Welcome to Di from pensitivy101: The Three Things Challenge #175
Every day she’ll give you three things that will hopefully trigger your creativity.
You don’t have to use them all if you don’t want to, simply read the prompt and see what comes to mind.
Your three things today are: STABLE BOLT FOOT

Dave took aim with his crossbow. This was an easy shot, he held the bow stable and released the bolt. Sadly the pressure of the competition got to him and the bolt went wide of the mark and embedded itself in the foot of the tree.

Three Things Challenge #164

Welcome to Di of prnsitivity101, The Three Things Challenge.
Every day Di will give us three things that will hopefully trigger your creativity.
You don’t have to use them all if you don’t want to, simply read the prompt and see what comes to mind.

Today’s three things are KICK,LOW, PRESSURE.

Lucinda Symth’s first day on the job was not going as smoothly as she had hope. Due to a technical glitch her blue screen was no visible. The child in the last item if the news had given her a kick and stolen her screen clicker.

The floor manager have her, her cue, there was nothing for it. Lucinda smiled and said “Good evening, as you can see due to a spate of low pressure things are very unsettled this evening.”

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 164 #SynonymsOnly

This week Colleen has given us the words Love and Harmony, to use synonymously.

Today I struggling with love and harmony, I think it may of coloured my Tanka.

What good is devotion

When it causes termoil.

Discord, reins supreme

Agony pulls the heart strings

No tranquil, coexistence

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Part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge.

Nerves

Image from pixabay
Taught
Stressed out
On the edge
Coiled like a spring
Cracks starting to show
Just ready to combust
Primal scream is welling up
Had enough, can't take anymore
Can't stand still my brain is exploding
Need flight, take to my heels, I am empty.

He is out in the garden.

He is out in the garden with the secateurs again

The flowers are looking nervous and praying for rain.

The airing cupboard is wearing a smile

He’s is busy elsewhere so it has peace for a while.

We need to eat, it must be time for dinner.

No but we have pie and custard, always a winner.

Who is this woman, what is her name

It is my sister I have told you again and again

The gentleman is nice but why is he here

He is my sister’s hubby my dear.

Oh!You are busy, too busy to call?

Yes I’m okay I just cope with it all.

Thing is I am tired and really stressed

I’m at the end of my tether but doing my best.

He is out in the garden with the secateurs again

The flowers are looking nervous and praying for rain.

I am so lonely, with no conversation

I need some company for self-preservation.

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I wrote this poem about Altzhimers after a telephone conversation with my sister this morning.

WHY

Why am I so angry why am I so low

You’re driving me to distraction why, I do not know.

Always putting everyone else first, but not me.

Always pardoning everything for reasons I can’t see.

If I try to tell you to let others take their turn

You turn on me and give that look that sting like a burn.

I sick of being the baddy, having to zip my mouth.

Why not put me first, and stop me heading south!

Christmas Cheer

Image from Pixabay.

See the reflection in the Christmas ball

Does it tell the truth, does it show us all?

The presents around the tree are they really what you see?

Is everyone as happy as they appear,

All relaxed and full of good cheer.

Did the food all get to the table without a hitch

Did we get on all day without someone being a bitch.

Are grannie’s jumpers really brill?

Did your sister’s mince pies make you ill.

Do you really need another drink?

No, just chuck those glasses in the sink!

If you are not happy, don’t tell me today.

At Christmas everything has to be hidden away.

The drunk can still beat his wife Uncle Nobby can rob a young child of their happy life.

Nothing changes nothing ends, Peace and quiet does not descend.

The poor are still poor and hungry

The irritable are still brutally angry.

Sadly all the bad things don’t go away.

Just because it’s Christmas Day.

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