300 days….. wow. This means I have been writing this blog for 292 days now. Every single day for 292 days. Imagine I had left this all up here in my head?!?! I may have self combusted….. 🤦🏻♀️🤯
So looking back 300 days I’m not sure any of us believed that here in Scotland 🏴 we’d be back in lockdown again. Albeit this one is very different… there are WAY more people working here than there were in the first lockdown. I suppose we know how to protect ourselves with masks, hand washing and hand gel and businesses have had time to prepare through the year so more businesses have stayed open.
This time there are shops that seem like they shouldn’t be open but hey… ours is not to question why.
We just have to stay home and save lives.
Sadly Coronavirus is still out of control with yesterday seeing THE highest recorded death rate so far.
Again while not pretending that I could do any better than the UK Government, you would like to think that we would have had this under control a bit more by now. 300 days after our first lockdown and we have the highest number of deaths.
How bad is this?!?! The whole of the UK is just riddled with new cases right now and I knew there was talk of a second wave but I guess personally I underestimated what that might mean.
So here we are again. All dog behaviourist and puppy training work has been postponed, we have no income and we are staying home. In February 2020 when I was made redundant through mental health, I would never have believed that I would still not be out working by now. But it’s ok. We can’t go anywhere or do anything so other than food shopping and random online shops there is nothing to spend money on anyway.
Thankfully while we know more people who caught COVID-19 this time around, we are still very lucky not to have had any serious illness or death in our family as a result… and dare I say, still to have not caught it ourselves.
Just to prove I am actually sitting out here. A change of scenery does you good.
So in today’s news I had to negotiate my way around a bad accident at the Beith Bypass/A737 junction… AGAIN… this morning on the way to the Osteopath. The again being the accident and not my negotiation around it. It’s a dreadful junction. A driver doing a u-turn in the junction (I mean why would you?!) was immediately charged with dangerous driving as he sent another van careering onto the grass, through a fence and into the trees at the side of the road. No one at the scene had masks on as that’s not our first thought yet. Obviously the police did but a prime example of why we shouldn’t be on the roads. She says…. out on the road…
Back to the Osteopath…. I was lucky enough that he managed to achieve the manipulation in my neck and back that wouldn’t budge last week and I’m pleased to say he snuck them up on me…. all of a sudden I’m in a funny position and then crack…. didn’t see that coming?!?! He’s recommended a course of Ibuprofen for my shoulder as he reckons the tendon is inflamed. It feels like he is working on muscles that have been crying out for attention for years. I have more exercises to do to help strengthen this week.
On another note (and reason for osteopath in the first place) my knee is coming along fine and the doctors called yesterday to say the X-ray was clear so good to hear there’s no damage.
And then…. the fuel light came on and is there a petrol station anywhere near?! Only Tesco in Kilbirnie so had to head there and had a wee wander round the store.
So it’s 5pm already. I came inside as it was surprisingly cold even with the heater on. I have a zoom call with a lovely bunch of ladies today. A group called finding calm within the storm. I’m looking forward to it. Support in difficult times.
So I guess we only have 65 days until the next milestone and I’m sure that will pass quickly. I wonder where we will find ourselves then?
Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️