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This situation is going to effect and change so many things for a long time, across the world.
I feel frustrated, a retired nurse just over a year ago. Early might I add. Have been asked to go back, to help out. Which I so want to. But I’m a ‘vulnerable person’ being T1DM. So can’t.
Husband works in the NHS, so can shop before the stores are open. We have enough things in the cupboards anyway. No need to stockpile. We will be having some interesting meals, I’m sure, before the end of this. Chance to grow some veggies, perhaps. Healthy exercise, out in the fresh air, in isolation.
Elderly family members, not good with computers, only eat a small number of things. Which are now low in stores and not available online. Worrying about them. Now increased contact via emails, to a few times a day.
Getting on with the lockdown. Spending more time on Ancestry. Helping and supporting friends and family online. Oh, I’ve even washed the car. Enjoying the sunshine, birds singing (quite around here now).
Take care, Tracy
I'm in Fort Worth Texas. I'm doing okay just taking care of my mom. She ended up with a UTI and has to convince the nurses at her doctors office to call in an antibiotic. They wanted her to go to Urgent Care. She is 87 years old and no way am I letting her get out. She is high risk.
My county has not set up a stay at home order yet buy bars, restaurants, which will only do takeout or delivery, and gyms are on the closed list. Other non essential business has been asked to close their doors.
I'm doing okay but the one that has to get out for food and pharmacy runs. Im also high risk as I have COPD. So its nerve racking to get out. Also we have no car so I have to take a Lyft to get wherever I need to go so there is added contact.
My grandson needed a place to stay for a couple of weeks so he is here staying with us. That's the one bright spot that has happened since its been ages since I have seen him.
Other than that I have my same routine. Watching TV, playing my mobile games and gifting out in MC. I no longer do the rounds and just play during events or content update.
Everyone stay safe.
ETA: Today my county finally issued the Stay At Home Order so its official, although I have been doing that already.
ALL MY PRAYERS AND THEN SOME MORE TO YOU MY FRIEND
And also to all the rest of you in this traumatic time we are in.
I live in South London in a beautiful Care Home where we are considered to be a Category One risk so have been locked down already for a week. Our Dining Room, Chapel and all Social venues shut. Each location within the grounds isolated from each other with different key or card locks. Strict security everywhere with temperature and well-being assessment being checked daily on ALL care and administrative staff. Our families can deliver essential items we need but labelled and only to security at the gates where the parcels are sanitized.
We can walk in our grounds but alone only and must avoid all contact with others who are mobile. We can no longer visit our sick friends in the Home.
Life for me revolves are breakfast, lunch and supper (reduced menus!), my computer and the TV. My daughter has put Netflix on it for me so I have some films too. I am also in phone contact with my family
So to my friends living far and wide as well as those of you who I dont yet know, I send my prayers and comfort.
I consider myself blessed to be here in this protected environment
Lady Di (Wench, Shade, Rory and KC) are all hunkered down in the "Nature Coast" of beautiful Florida. I personally have not left our property since Mar 12th. My sweet husband does all the grocery runs...I don't like shopping to begin with. He says the stores are pathetic, shoppers are hoarding items, no paper products, sanitizers, or water available. Our governor has told people that this is not like a hurricane situation where you have to stock up on water, batteries, food, etc. The supply lines should still be in tact, electricity will be supplied, water lines will not be interrupted...but still they hoard! We have always been cautioned to "have a year's supply" of necessary items in our food storage, so we have tried to do that. There is really nothing we need and are always willing to share what we have. We are very blessed. Our pool is 86 degrees, we have sunny weather, we have thoughtful neighbors, and luckily, we are healthy enough to be able to do our own yard work...and there is a lot of that! We need to weed, mulch, mow, etc. I also am very active in "indexing" genealogical records. I recently added four generations of ancestors to my dad's tree (he is 97 in Arizona), and I'm feeling really happy about that. Our three (adult) children are scattered: Houston, Lexington and Columbus areas and seem to be doing OK so far...they are all under 40. The grandchildren (11 of them) are happy to be out of school, but unhappy about their lack of social interactions with their friends. Electronics seem to be our salvation right now. I love MC. It keeps me semi-sane. Thoughts and prayers to all for their health and safety.
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art and music, and played games and sang, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
"And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
"And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed."
Now the world is completely mad
it makes me angry, makes me sad
at least there’s one place with no hassle
yes, you’ve guessed it - Midnight Castle!
So, friends, stay safe within these walls
as we wander through the halls
this tunnel is long and dark like night
but, at the very end there must be light
Best wishes to each and every MC player
Thank you Di and Miss T
Reporting in from Leicestershire UK I have been in self isolation since last Tuesday because of my age and strict instructions from my children. I live in a small village and felt we were safer than most but we already have one case in the village. I'm lucky that my son lives a couple of minutes away and he has been shopping for me, that includes buying me multi vitamins to keep me healthy bless him. I worry about my daughter and her husband who both work in schools. John is a chef and manages the school meals. Su is a teaching assistant.
There have been quite a few tears this week. I help at the local Primary School and won't see any of the children again this year as being over 70 it is likely to mean 4 months in isolation. Thank goodness for the sunshine. It might still be cold but it is good to be able to spend time gardening. My next door but one neighbour is also a keen gardener and we can have a chat from a distance. My son came the other day and we stood at opposite ends and he phoned my daughter for a group chat.
I haven't been on MC for a couple of days now. I've not really felt like it which isn't like me but I really must get back to gifting.
Anyway, lovely people and special friends stay safe and look after yourselves and loved one.