The second week of a full lockdown and apart from some changes to my husband’s work, it still doesn’t feel any different.
Cases of coronavirus seem to be levelling off, but the papers of full of stories that hospitals are struggling with the volume of patients infected.
It has been a busy week for us with appointments to attend, but I like having my evenings back and we have watched the entire season 4 of The Crown and are loving I’m A Celebrity now it is back. We are rooting for Jordan to win.
Here is our week:
Sunday 15th November
I am on my second week without a day off work now, so my photo stream is almost empty and my blog work is stacking up. Thankfully Sunday is a short day, so I caught up with a review of some Playmobil Advent Calendars that the kids were sent to review.
I found it really tough as I didn’t want to spoil all the surprises, but thankfully the kids seem ok, as long as they get a chocolate one too.
Monday 16th November
My husband had an upset stomach over the weekend and this morning Eliza woke up and complained of tummy ache. She went to school, happy that it was “Odd Socks Day” for anti-bullying day, but they phoned me at work at lunchtime to say she was feeling worse, so I picked her up.
I had an eye test booked for the afternoon and Eliza seemed to have perked up, so we arranged to meet Abbey who would watch her whilst my eyes were checked.
Sadly, my years are catching up on me now and I need glasses for close up work but my eyes are healthy. We picked up some Christmas presents whilst we were there and then went for a coffee to kill time before we picked Isaac up from school.
Eliza was well enough for a hot chocolate, of course and we enjoyed our take-away coffee in the carpark, chatting through the car windows.
Once I had collected Isaac and Sebby from school, I had another appointment at the hospital for a medication check from my arthritis.
I have never seen it so quiet and was seen almost immediately. Sadly, it seems my current medication isn’t doing what it should be, so they are changing it up. I also had a steroid injection (ouch) to take away some of the joint swelling.
Tuesday 17th November
After Eliza’s rapid recovery the day before, she tried to feign illness again, but I sent her off to school, where she stayed for the whole day, whilst I went to work.
Isaac was miffed that he didn’t get a hot chocolate the day before, so I surprised him with one when I picked him up from school. I had wanted a Terry’s Chocolate Orange one yesterday, but they had run out. Thankfully, today they were back in, but I was disappointed, it doesn’t taste of chocolate orange.
Wednesday 18th November
My husband’s work are really messing him around at the moment. First they were open, then it was appointment only and now customers can only purchase over the phone / online. All of his staff are now on furlough and he is expected to work 5.5 days and stay in the shop on his own. It is really hard seeing him so frustrated by it all, but at least it is a wage coming in I suppose.
My only photo’s today are of a couple of giveaways I have launched this week.
Thursday 19th November
After the beginning of the week at pre-school, it was back to Tesco for me, where we launched a weekend of food bank collection for The Trussell Trust and Fareshare, so I had to get the POS together and put it all up.
I also had a meeting with my manager about my Christmas hours – it still feels so far away, but in reality it is only 5 weeks to go!
Friday 20th November
Another Tesco day for me and we had our traffic light system installed, so I was managing queues for a couple of hours, which was challenging. The jury is still out as to whether customers like it, but it does make it easier to keep track of the number of people in store.
In the evening I caught up with another review and ended up with silly string EVERYWHERE!!!!
Saturday 21st November
It has been three weeks since my last day off, but I am looking forward to one tomorrow. Abbey looked after the kids for me and they enjoyed making a Merry Christmas sign for me to put up at work, as well as a spot of dressing up for an instagram post for Abbey’s account.
Abbey has followed in my footsteps and become an “influencer”, although rather than blog, she has her instagram page: www.instagram.com/allaboutabbeyandlilah
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How has your week been?