The thing about lockdown is it seems as though time has sped up and massively slowed down at the same time. After 11 weeks, I just want to remind y’all that it is ok to not be ok, even if you were ok when this all started.
Find joy wherever and whenever you can. Although you might be stir-crazy and tired of being cooped up, or anxious about new developments, there are always glimmers of hope and happiness. Sometimes you just have to seek them out.
If you need some help, check out Dover’s amazing smile, happy to have found a new home at The Haven Zoo.
Not sure what else to say, except that I hope you have a lot of good books and puzzles to get you through lockdown! The longer we stay put, the more of us will be around to celebrate once it’s all over.
I am happy to share a photograph I saw yesterday on View from My Window. Taken from a colourful vintage airstream, Cate in California shared this amazing view of a goat! Many thanks, Cate!
One of the things that has been hardest for myself and my family about lockdown is not being able to take full advantage of the glorious spring weather the past month. It can be cruel to think that you have to hibernate as the world comes back to life after a cold and windy winter, but here we are. My heart is filled with gratitude though for our home and our digital windows to the rest of the world.
Happy International Workers Day everyone. Especially in these uncertain times when the world is reliant on grocery store workers, delivery drivers, stockiest and the many people supporting supply chains solidarity with your fellow workers has never been more important. Show them you care by supporting initiatives to support people staying at home, keeping transmission low and people’s rights to collective action and bargaining. We are all stronger together.
In my family, social distancing is definitely hardest for my six year old son. He has always been very energetic and extroverted- so being cooped up with his parents all day everyday for SIX WEEKS is a huge challenge. We are doing our best at homeschooling and grateful to his teachers for sending him a variety of daily tasks. However, it’s easy to get frustrated – the best approach is to be kind and gentle. If something isn’t working, take a break and come back to it later. Sanity and kindness is what is most important in these strange times.
Sometimes staying inside with the same people can be really challenging. Make sure to find ways to get some time to yourself, especially if you are responsible for caring for others. It is not selfish – you able to better care for those who need it when you are coming from a stable foundation yourself.
I will do my best to keep fresh material coming – however lockdown has greatly hampered my ability to take more photographs! I captured this fine specimen today – a gift from my partner when he visited Poland.