Another day nearer to March. My mother would say, 'Don't wish your life away like that' but I think most of us - shut indoors because of Covid - are longing for the days of sun and fresh air. We shall know today just how much (if any) more freedom we shall have during the next month. This is in no way meant as a criticism - this isolation has been very necessary but there is no doubt that some have coped better than others with the solitude.
I'm not sure whether I have fully coped this time round. I am lucky in that I have J for an hour every morning - busy, chatty, friendly J - and she starts my day off on the right note. Right now she is getting her vaccination so I hope all goes well as she has gone into our nearest large town for it - twenty five miles away rather than just down the road. But she was desperate to get it done.
Speaking of vaccinations I watched an item on the News yesterday about Vaccination Refusers, who seem to have picked up strange ideas from some source. Speaking personally, I had no more side effects than I get with my annual flu vaccination and I do now have a bit less worry about catching the wretched thing. And reading an article in today's Times - written by a front line Intensive Care doctor - about the effect watching young people die or struggle for literally months with the infection has on him- should surely persuade some of the 'deniers' to change their minds.
Back to coping with Lockdown 3. I have found that one of the things which has been essential during this time - for me at any rate - is keeping a strict pattern to my day. The carer helps in that I always get up, shower and have my breakfast at the same time every day. Then the day is mine. I always start with the 'Mind Games' in the Times and follow that with my Hip Exercises. A cup of coffee from the flask J has left and go on to my Blog - at least to read what posts you put on that day and your comment on mine even if I am not ready to post at this time. Then that brings me to lunch time. J has brought me Spam with cole slaw, chutney, tomatoes, green salad and beetroot so I am off now to cook half a dozen small new potatoes in the microwave and then enjoy it. Enjoy your lunch wherever you are dear blog friends. 'See' you tomorrow.
I am very happy so had to add that it is a lovely afternoon here with a clear blue sky and a warm sun. I put on a coat, took Priscilla and - for the first time since my fall - walked 'round the block'. Not very far by the standards that Percy and I used to walk prior to my fall, but a huge improvement on previous walks since then. I took it steady but felt great when I arrived back home. So now that will be my aim every day.