How Y’all Doing? | Pandemic Chat

How Y’all Doing? | Pandemic Chat

I have been blogging since 2009 and it’s fair to say that sometimes life is so busy that I don’t always have something to chat about online. Work gets in the way, family members have been unwell and even I have had the odd cold here and there. But in March 2021, almost a year into a global pandemic and right in the middle of a 3rd lockdown in the UK – I have nothing to say because I have been nowhere and done nothing…. for months.

The last thing we actually did was go to a gorgeous fancy farm shop on the 13th December 2020, which is 3 months ago and it’s 12 months since we did our last outing, pre-pandemic. For interest, we went for lunch out and then had a trip to Aldi…. ostensively nothing exciting, but man alive do I miss doing nothing exciting.

I have said this many times, but some days and weeks I feel ok about the pandemic and life chugs along without too many issues, but other times it feels never ending. This has been one of those weeks. I feel a bit like Cinderella – always cooking, cleaning & working and never getting to go to the ball…. is that just me? It’s actually not that I mind house work, I am privileged to have a house. It’s not that I mind cooking every night, we are very lucky to have enough food to eat. But what does bother me, is the monotony…. every single day is the same and the balance of normal life is totally gone.

But I wanted to share with you one thing that made me smile this week… it was small something that I can look forward to. In February 2021 I got my 1st Pfizer COVID vaccination and I am getting my 2nd jab in May. Before the pandemic I was very much enjoying swimming 🏊‍♀️ Which of course has stopped entirely. BUT…. but by the end of May, I will be fully vaccinated and if the pools are open, I will be able to go swimming again. It’s a small but very brilliant thing that I am clinging on to.

I hope you are OK… if you are having a good week, then fab… but if you aren’t then like me… I hope you know that all feelings are temporary and it won’t be long before you feel good again.

G x

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