A week is a long time….

I’m sure we all have them.
A week of highs and lows. 
In no particular order here are some of mine from last week

The dreaded C virus is still wreeking havoc with life for us Victorians.
High case numbers each day, sadly high death numbers as well.  Well meaning ‘lectures’ on not taking this second lockdown seriously haven’t gone down well with some of the community.  Wearing a mask is now mandatory…..with no finish date supplied that also hasn’t gone down well with some.

I got to go to the hairdressers again!
Unlike other countries, here in Australia they are classed as ‘essential services’ so after last week’s approved ‘mask less’ appointment I made another another one…….it’s going to be interesting having a trim with a mask on.

Some of Mr Morrison’s money or to give it it’s ‘proper’ name – The Economic Support Payment’ was spent.   My very old iPad mini was replaced by a new one delivered to my door. Well, placed on the ground in front of the door after I’d identified myself.

For my needs there’s not a lot of difference, the main plus is it’s much faster and I can now load apps I couldn’t on the old one. I think I’ve got enough jigsaw apps to keep me entertained for a lifetime – here’s hoping this lockdown doesn’t last that long!

There are a couple of things I have to look into though – I can’t comment on blogger blogs, so have to use the old one. Can be frustrating! And the camera takes some strange coloured photos.  All I did on the camellia up above was not move position (where I was standing) but zoom in and the flower colour changed from wish washy to closer to true. This bloom is very early, the amount of buds is a promise of things to come later.

This is going to sound like a broken record……we had wet days, dry days, dull days, bright sunny days, beautiful sunrises followed by freezing cold days where the temp. did not reach the forecast.  The good thing is those sunrises are coming earlier than they were a month ago.  Yes, the season’s changes are becoming noticeable.  ‘Close the curtains’ time is getting later as well – for geeky readers, Sunrise, Sunset and Daylength (worldwide) can be found HERE

We have lived in this house for over 40yrs so why am I just noticing a draught round my knees.  

If the furniture hasn’t been rearranged for several years and they weren’t apparent before where are they coming from?   lol we haven’t spent a winter at home for years so maybe they’ve been there all the time 😊  It’s an older house so windows have been checked, doors closed,  I’m beginning to sound like my father when The Golfer goes outside……I have memories of him yelling ‘shut that b*******door, I’m heating a house not the whole b****** neighbourhood’! Roll on Summer!

Kathy ( kathy’s kampground kapers) lost her ‘wife’. Kevin had been a long time permanent at her van park for many years, Friday was the day we knew was coming but didn’t want to read about. This post is a beautiful tribute to her friend.

And to finish, this lovely little posy arrived the other day.  From our big girl, she knows her mother well…..the card read – just something to brighten your day’

I’m looking forward to my breakfast and a ‘nice cup of tea’……coffee later.  The Golfer has been experimenting with our oldish machine and different pods – a high and a low I’ll tell you about another day.  Oh and how was your week just gone?  Any highs or lows – you would like to share ?

26 thoughts on “A week is a long time….

  1. getting into the swing of how my “life has evolved” – having taken the advice to get daily fresh air, I’ve set out around the ‘hood – but being mindful where I cross a busy road. Not getting to jjumpy if I have to go out of my way to a zebra crossing…seeing that as part of that days’ journey. Keeping my advisors in the picture, take a picture of something on said trip and send in messenger to them…or if it’s more generic (4 anyone) put it on f/b. I got a really kewl photo of the little boats tied up at a wharf with the harbour bridge in the background…I always just say “some place on walk”

    weather was fairly consistent last week, a lot of rain but when I would decide on walk, it would clear and I would at least start it dry – I got home 2 days with rather wet rain-jacket. This week the forecast appears to be “fairly fine” – catching up on washing…

    the large bunch of flowers I bought over 10 days ago have now decided that “some of us blooms” need to be fertilising the garden….so I may need a new bunch mid-week. That trip will entail Jarams’ dairy on Seabrook…

    It’s interesting that this WWW thing has changed so much of our lives, and what I dearly wanted to do in our lockdown, doesn’t particularly appeal now…and some of the things I have done, don’t seem to be ace anymore.

    Anyway stay Cathy & the Golfer

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    1. Lol ‘and what I dearly wanted to do in our lockdown, doesn’t particularly appeal now…and some of the things I have done, don’t seem to be ace anymore’

      After the initial rush of sorting and cleaning (which I swore I wasn’t going to do) it all looks the same again…..not dirty or untidy…..just doesn’t look any different. Just maybe not as much on the shelves.
      I think we’re learning a lot about ourselves- discovering likes and dislikes that weren’t apparent before.

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  2. You mean apart from the general ‘low’ I’ve been feeling since this whole corona virus thing started? To be honest, I do have some ‘fair’ days, but precious few high ones! But thanks for asking, Cathy!

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    1. Diane These are very testing times for us all, times we have never experienced before so have no real knowledge of how we will cope. I understand how you are feeling, I crept away and spent time down my rabbit hole recently so ‘badly’ was I emotionally. Hopefully I’m over the worst but feel for others who are floundering. Does fresh air and sunshine help? Take care. Cathyx

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  3. No economic stimulus payment here.
    Lows? Death of PC and the associated drudgery in transferring programs/data etc.
    We (hopefully) pick up the new PC later this week.
    And the death of a childhood friend’s father.
    Rain (which we need) was a high.
    I always muddle along rather than have a life plan and there seems to be more muddling than usual.
    Stay well, stay safe.

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    1. Thinking of you EC as you cope with those losses.
      I feel for the young ones whose future plans have gone up in smoke – with their lack of experience I don’t think they have the wherewithal to muddle

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  4. Pretty well all lows here. Depressed and despondent and while I know it is selfish, I feel the need to blame someone. How the blah has this happened to us?

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    1. Andrew I spent a lot of time ‘blaming’ a little while ago. I knew I was doing the right thing so why weren’t they.
      There must be so many around the world asking the same question and nobody has the answer. We have some good weather days coming up this week – maybe take R along on your walk, walk slowly like a couple of old codgers and enjoy each other’s company. It’s different to being cooped up together inside, something to do with the energy in the fresh air
      Take care
      Cathy

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  5. My hairdresser has cut with her mask on and mine also, every since they were allowed back to work. Actually, I like mu new haircuts even more.

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  6. The week started well but ended a bit subdued with confirmation that life has changed when usually fun experiences were not so great. Still we keep on and we keep trying, what else can we do,

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    1. You’re right Jenny – we must accept the change…..doesn’t mean to say we like it….just go with the flow as the saying goes.

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  7. The only economic stimulus our government has thought of is to extend the range of taxes and fines! And now the so and sos are looking for a loan from the IMF and we all know how that works out…..
    We get plenty of fresh air as we all but live on the balcony…the dogs keep us busy…but somehow the sparkle has gone off life.

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    1. That’s what I was trying to describe to a friend the other day Helen. We just live from day to day wondering what will come next. Survival seems to be our purpose in life

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    1. It’s good to hear Douglas didn’t come to visit Gigi. Was there any clearing up at all to do in your garden from wind damage?

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  8. Interesting post and comments. I am miles behind everyone having spent most of the first wave not moving/moving house, then there was unpacking, and trying to tell everyone we had moved with hours spent on the phone listening to musack. Then it was mostly done and what next? Highs last week was a haircut, so grateful that the local hairdresser took me on as a new client- two inches cut off, I was very teary with gratitude at the end, couldn’t believe my reaction. Then husband had birthday, one son and family for a buffet here, then a day out exploring, then a BBQ with another son at the weekend. But lows too- feeling homesick for my old town and the moors, have to wear a mask in shops which I loathe and resent, husband got fined for driving in a bus lane, and I felt tired most of last week. Making a big effort to get a grip this week-achievements have been, more admin done, the dishwasher tried in the new house for the first time and I baked some biscuits. We must just keep on keeping on. x

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    1. What a week Cathy! Just out of curiosity did you actually get round to doing the online course dealing with emotions during the Covid crisis? I remember you saying how angry you were and hoping it would help.
      You know you aren’t the first to have broken down at the hairdressers Cathy – I had my own little emotion meltdown at mine a couple of weeks ago. As she passed me the tissue box my ‘Nicole’ whispered in my ear “don’t be embarrassed, your my third lady this week to do the same”
      Here’s to a better times 😊

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  9. I think this winter has been colder too. Or am I getting older as well lol
    My little camillias have lots of buds as well. I can’t wait until they are as big as yours
    Hang in there. Spring is coming.
    Stay safe and well

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  10. Cathy, that Camelia is some kind of perfection. I do believe I have never seen one like it and I have striven to grow half decent camelias for yeears. Congratulations on that one.

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