10 Lockdown Lessons

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So here I sit, in grateful solitude, the morning after the night before’s sentencing hearing, contemplating my next move. My plan? Do nothing. I am going to reframe the last 2 weeks as a trial run. It was my opportunity to hone my survival skills, plan, prepare and in the words of Bill Gates an opportunity in “staging simulations”.

Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s

How do I write in cursive? I am ashamed to admit that I had to google it. My first stab at it looked like I was recovering nicely after a stroke.

Could I BE any more grateful?

Today I am grateful for Friends, the series, that still gets me through the low days, the days when I’m sick or the days when I’m just in need of a little comfort and familiarity.

Monday 6th April 2020

Reframe. Today I am grateful for reframing. I have this single word framed on my wall. It’s also my wallpaper on my phone. It’s probably the main arrow in my coping skills quiver. Yes, the situation we all find ourselves…

Leaning into the lockdown : The first 10 days.

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The days before I had spent the preceding few days preparing as best I could in between deadlines and Zoom meetings and a constant barrage of Mommy requests. The food shop was done. (I thought it was for three weeks,…

Day 4: Memorandum

Dear patrons, We will be moving over to paper plates, plastic cups and setting up the Oros on tap with immediate effect. It has come to our attention that the pick-up-after-yourself rule is not being adhered to...

Day 3: Also referred to as the COVID-19 blues

Two out of every three mothers or primary caregivers will suffer the COVID-19 blues which typically occurs between the third and tenth days - usually after the kids’ schools have been closed, all holiday care, camps, clubs, child care cancelled,…

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