I had a good week, but things with COVID-19 are getting more serious. I will say it, if I haven’t before, this is probably not a problem for most of us, but I will stay indoors if that will protect people for whom it will be a problem. Right now, our advice is carry on as normal and that’s what I’ll do.
I think I’ll be fine but I am in a group of higher risk people (I have asthma) but I have good supplies of my steroids and I live alone so if I get it, it’ll be from the commute. Right now, my company is doing extra cleaning and I’m hand washing like a champ (top tip – hand cream is your friend!) but we are still at work, with some working from home. My feeling is that we may lockdown next week but we’ll see what the stats are like, if they close the schools, work might close down, but for the minute everyone is good and the trains are quiet so the commute is very easy.
The shops this weekend were quiet but crazy, there was no pasta, flour, oil, and weirdly mayo (which was for the foodbank shop) and very limited toilet roll! I bought a 4 pack of toilet roll (I would have bought a 9 pack after pay day as part of my monthly shopping in two weeks but I’ll admit I panicked!). I live by myself so a 4 pack is fine and with what I have in the house already, I have enough to last to the end of May. I have enough food in the house for a while and even in Italy, the shops are open so it will be ok.
Other than that, I’m a tiny bit worried about my holiday at the end of April but in the great scheme of things, that doesn’t matter!
In other news, this spider followed me from home to the Central Line and I got a modest pay rise and a bonus. I’m really enjoying my job, I do enjoy my job but it’s spring and I’m getting past SAD so all my happy is slightly heighted, so I’m really enjoying my job, but with the bonus and the pay rise, I feel like employing my father’s phrase “don’t call me lucky, call me lucky, lucky, lucky…..”
For this week, nothing much happening except Mother’s Day on Sunday, there will be shenanigans assuming that she’s not banned from public life.