Another pandemic month has passed. Have you ever wondered how this time area will be taught to future generations? Will it be just another pandemic like we learnt about the pest or cholera. Or will it be the beginning of a new world order? What ever we live through it has impact in our daily life. That is why I started this little series of corona diaries back in March. Here is the latest update.
Number of days at home? Current situation.
13 days – Since Monday October 26, 2000 I am more or less home. A planned visit with my friend on the 30th has been canceled instead we had a long FaceTime chat. I only leave the house for walks in the park or cemetery and to get some shopping done. I try to make it max 2 times a week or we order groceries. Mr. ♡ will be working from home all of this week to minimize any contact.
How is the political situation?
Just last month I wrote “Since we are not in lock-down mode anymore…” Well, what can I say. numbers of infections are as high es ever in Germany. So the month of November was to be a “lockdown light” to get a grip one the situation and maybe have a bit breathing room once the holidays are on our doorstep. We are not the only ones. Trains down cross the border to Poland anymore. Tourists were asked to go back home and other European countries are also in lockdown mode or have been names risk areas.
How is the work situation?
Very busy. I currently work on two client projects. One is a gift and stationary shop and we are in high season. With the lockdown light we need to shift more sales to online sales and so we are busy working on this. My other client wanted to extant my contract until June – unfortunately there was some miscommunication and so I am still waiting if that pans out. It would be very good otherwise I need a new project as of January quick.
Overall though I am far from complaining. I am so lucky to have work and I try to make it all happen. But it is a lot and my energy levels are low.
How is the mood?
Tired, exhausted, hybernation mode but also excited for the holiday season, inspired for projects and just not enough time to make it all happen. Which frustrates. A vicious cycle…
Also learnt that my sister and her family where under quarantine a few days before moving house – luckily no corona. Also hearing my other sister apparently already had Corona but without any symptoms but she apparently has antibodies already.
Any favorite moments?
- going for a walk when a migraine was creeping up, leaving all the tasks on the desk and deciding I need to take care of myself
- completed work project and many positive feedback.
- facetimeing with my best friend while crafting
What was the worst moment?
The rising numbers and the feeling of we are just at the beginning of it. Winter is here and it will be tough. I keep pushing away the thought about how to celebrate and whom to spend the holidays with.
What is stressful right now?
Messy home office, getting some steps in and some fresh air in my lungs, the thought of using public transport,
Any makes/DIYs this month?
What’s for lunch/dinner?
Mainly it’s on my own for lunch/dinner with a few exeptions.
- wild lemon rice with salmon
- “Pellkartoffeln und Quark mit Leinöl” a local favorite of potatoes, quark and lineseed oil
- grilled cheese sandwiches
- bread with fried eggs
- pasta with pesto
- pea soup
This year is definitely taking a toll. Not only the pandemic but everything else that is happing in this world, all the things that are happening right now that do not get the media attention they should get because there are so many many things not ok here. I know it will all get better but it’s gonna be a long way uphill.
Take care and stay safe