Thursday, April 16, 2020

Checking in.........

I'm on week 5 of self isolation -- and 4 weeks without setting foot outside the door.
The ordering groceries on line with curbside pick up went a little bit better this week - I would say I got 90% of my order.  BUT no fruit?!  Really??!!  no apples or oranges or bananas ?? !!  what's up with that?  I didn't believe it so last night Sir Steve went to our local grocer and found apples and oranges but no bananas..... makes me wonder about the supply chain and I have some concerns.

Still having trouble getting my blood pressure meds...... they apparently are produced in India and are therefore back ordered......... but they do have a small supply of the generic brand and they are sending me a month's supply.

This morning as Sir Steve and I were enjoying our coffee and morning smoke outside we heard this noise....... we looked around ....... and then we looked up .....
there was an airplane flying overheard!  I think it's been 3 weeks at least since we saw/heard an airplane.

The morning news is talking about 'good news' - apparently we are flattening the curve (not in our province - but that was expected - we were the last ones to have spring break - so maybe we'll see an improvement in a week)  and our Prime Minister said something about partially opening our borders in the next few weeks.  
WHY he would do that is beyond me - who needs to travel now?? our essential workers like truckers are still able to cross the borders ... so I wonder who else has to cross ?? 

Home schooling is going better than I ever imagined it would.  The lil one actually LOVES doing work with me...... and I can't believe how much she has improved!!  Her writing ... her math.... her focus!!  Yesterday we did some science - we cut the bottom off a stalk of celery and put it in water..... and we put a potato with eyes in water -- we'll see if anything grows.  I have formed a pretty strong bond with her teacher.. the teacher isn't very computer savvy and asked if I could help her set up online learning.  We spent a couple of hours yesterday doing that.. and she kept saying she owed me big time!!  I made a mental note... eventually we're gonna have another court date to settle custody........ and she will be a great ally - hopefully giving us an advantage. I know the mother (even though I asked her) has not done ANY french work with the lil one.  AND basically has shown no interest whatsoever in working with the lil one.  (what else is new?!)  For the record -- we do NOT want sole custody -- but we DO want custody for the school days..... so we can make sure homework is done and any remedial work as necessary.

Easter weekend was tough -- missed the family - missed seeing my grandboys and daughters.  BUT we continue to have weekly chats via Facebook which helps a little bit.

Spring is struggling to load here in the Great White North...... we had snow off and on all day yesterday.  Today is sunny - cold  but at least the sun is out!  And maybe a slow start to spring .. and a slower start to summer will make the self isolation easier... if it's wet and cold no one wants to be outside...... but sunshine and warmth and POW we're gonna be missing the campground .......... and long lazy days in the country.

How are things in your corner of the world?

Life is good when each new day brings us closer to the end of this pandemic.


  1. Glad things are on the up and up!

  2. I love it Morningstar. School going well. That is amazing. Although, give her another piece of celery and put it in coloured water (add food colouring) and let her see what happens.

    And that snow yesterday? Yep, I was standing waiting my turn to go into Walmart. I was covered head to toe in SNOW!


  3. Hi Morningstar,

    Thank you for the update. Glad the online shopping seems to be working well for the main part. As for no fruit, I hear people are trying to eat more healthy right now so there is greater demand on fruit and veg.

    Glad the home schooling is going so well and that lil one is thriving with it. It sounds like you are doing lots of activities together incorporating both learning and fun which is awesome and it's wonderful that you have formed such a good rapport with her teacher.

    Our lockdown here is producing positive results with the numbers of people recovered each day outnumbering new cases and new cases reducing. The Government make a decision on Monday on whether to continue with the current lockdown or whether some restrictions may be relaxed.


  4. Sounds like you're doing great on the teaching. I hope the teacher can help you out.

    Things are well here. I still go to the store - mask and gloves on, wipe things down when I get home then take a shower and wash my clothes. It gets me out of the house once every two weeks and I can see and pick items for myself. So far, so good. The store is still sparse on bread, TP and meat, but we're getting by.

  5. Mornmingstar hello,

    So happy home schooling is going so well. Sounds like the little one is thiriving.

    UK lockdown has been extended for another 3 weeks.


  6. We've had an self isolated family member for over 2 weeks now. She is ready to join the world again even if that world consists of just us here in the rest of the house!

    Glad your homeschooling is going well! Best wishes with the custody. You're a great mom!

    I haven't been out of the house in a very long time either.... almost 2 months, I think. I have asthma, and I am hiding. We'e done the online shopping thing several times now and are happy with what we get for the most part. It's all better than nothing!


  7. Another fun thing to try is to cut off the top of a carrot, especially if it has started to sprout, and put it in a pot with some soil. Keep it damp and it will grow a lovely green top.

    I could only get one month's supply (30) of my meds at a time, even though my prescription is for 100. No pickup either, only free delivery so that's good.

    Our restrictions will be relaxed sometime soon. We have had no deaths at all, and only two new cases this week.



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