Trying to have a normal day

News reports yesterday said that ‘one to four’ cases of the Coronavirus are now in Lincolnshire. Both Hubby and I have been trying to find out exactly where, but it would appear that unless five cases are reported in one location, less won’t be given out.
That makes me SO angry.

Lincolnshire is the largest county in the UK. I am therefore unlikely to cover it all on foot, BUT with our existing health care being all over the place, travelling some 80 miles in one direction or 40 to 45 in another two, plus 170 to Cheltenham for my mammogram (due in September so luckily not immediate) it leads to anxious times and a quandary as to what to do to keep ourselves safe.
We are taking all the precautions as recommended as well as avoiding anyone with coughs or colds. I had to tell one guy on my walk this morning to back off as he is usually chatty and you can’t get away. I explained I was getting over a cold as he was coughing and spluttering across the road and he said him too. I told him I was therefore keeping my distance and that I wasn’t being rude, but please not to come any closer. He continued to cross the road towards me, even though he had been going in the opposite direction. I put my hand up and told him to keep away,  ending up actually turning my back as I was talking to him and walking off voicing my apologies. I hate doing that, but I’m not taking an chances as I don’t know where he’s been or who’s he’s been socialising with.
This is a major problem for us.  Simple things like walking the dog, going to darts or SW, or even shopping exposes us to the unknown and if there is a case near us we should know.
Everyone is in a similar situation so can you blame people for being afraid to go anywhere?

We’ve stayed home today as we had no shopping to do anyway, so as Hubby was working outside in the greenhouse, I’ve been making cards.
Oh what fun……………… not, and I only managed to make four.
My hands have been playing up and the little perforations on the kits……….well, weren’t. At least this time I didn’t nick myself with the scalpel, and after three hours ended up with an experiment which sort of worked after I realised I’d put one half of the trimmings on upside down, 2 cameo cards and a bits and bobs which actually worked out quite well.

I’m not sure if I like this one or not.

Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Trying to have a normal day

  1. Sadje says:

    All the best Di. The cards are so pretty.

  2. If you practice good hygiene — wash your hands, don’t touch your face, etc., you are ahead of the game. I’m not worried. They say there are two cases in our state. My husband has a cold (runny nose stuff) but for the most part we don’t go to airports or concerts or other large gatherings where it’s more likely. We are not health compromised though so would likely be able to fight it off. It may be a good time to catch up on home stuff.

    • I wash my hands a lot, especially when I’m in the kitchen preparing food as I don’t like the feel of raw meats or veg peel on my skin. This wasn’t an issue until about ten years ago, but I don’t know why.
      We’re being sensible though.

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    Pretty ignorant and selfish of that man to continue to walk toward you. I really don’t understand people. It was reported on our News yesterday that a man who has coronavirus continued to take the subway for days when he was feeling sick. I mean really!!! On a happier note, your cards are fabulous.

  4. The cards are great. It was like when York got the first case. Hardly any info was issued to allow locals to make an informed decision. We are both due dental checkups. They can wait now. Sons asthma checkup is overdue. The GP won’t issue new prescriptions until he’s had the checkup. Not sure it’s worth the risk at the moment as we just don’t know if the practice is currently virus free.

  5. blindzanygirl says:

    Same problems here. I too am angry at how they won’t tell us anything.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    It is a worry, we have one death in a hospital about 12 miles from us and one death in the neighbouring county Buckinghamshire, but we are being sensible, taking no chances and refusing to panick, unfortunately my hands are red raw from washing . 💜💜

  7. Paula Light says:

    Love the cards! Sick ppl should have the sense to stay a good distance from others 😡

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