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A ray of sunshine............
Its almost two weeks since my wife and I became ill. Not knowing who might have what we self isolated and have recovered at the same time. The only difference is my wife is full of energy and eating for England whereas I have no appetite and feel very lethargic. TV has become boring, despite being signed up to Netflix and Amazon Prime - I guess we are spoilt for choice but every film title I skim through holds no interest. How many plots can you have based on the cruelty of war, a cops revenge, drug heists and ex CIA agents coming out of retirement to save the world. There are also endless Zombie apocalypses generated by freak viruses - as if we aren't already in the middle of one! I like historical films but after a while they all follow a theme for blood lust. For a bit of normality I've being replaying old episodes of Time Team but I never seem to see the end as I invariably wake in the chair, slumped at a 45 degree angle. Yesterday I baked a coconut cake, made a corn beef stew, a rice pudding and a meatless tomato pasta. I just need to get my appetite back lol.
My wife had news that her Mom is unwell and being in a care home she can't visit and is naturally worried. Not having been out for almost two weeks there were one or two things we needed so to take her mind off things she decided to take the car to the local shops, leaving me home alone. When she returned she seemed rather elated but almost tearful, "Guess who I've just seen". I hate guessing games and knew that on such a short trip it wouldn't have been The Red Arrows and there was no way Elton John could have justified a trip to Morrison's at the Wheatsheaf so I asked her to just tell me straight. "Our Grandson" she replied. Pulling up on the shoppers car park she got a phone call from our son asking if there was anything we needed. He'd taken his daily walk to fit in with getting stuff they needed from the shops and was in M&S with our Grandson. My wife was parked outside. He said nothing to our Grandson but asked him to check the car park when they came out. He scanned the parking spaces and immediately spotted the car and started to jump up and down excitedly shouting "Its Nana's car, It's Nana's car". Not having seen him for three weeks my son was finding it hard to hold onto him. He doesn't really understand whats going on but does know about social distancing. My wife stayed in the car while he continued jabbering and jumping up and down. She explained his reaction as a bottle of pop with the cork popped! My son needed to go to another shop and agreed to leave him with my wife, but at a safe distance. She said he never shut up the whole time he was there, asking about his toys and his bedroom at our house and..... the trench he'd started to dig at the top of our garden a few weeks back. Concerned that I'd filled it in he asked my wife to send him a picture to prove it was still there! Of course, she took plenty of pics of him and a video of his exciting moment.
Its at times like this that you realise just how much you miss family and friends. To my wife and I this was a reminder as to why we should obey the restrictions on social mobility, no matter how hard it may seem, so that families and friendships are preserved for the future.
Take care and be safe!
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what a lovely post apart from yourself and the wife not being well but i am so pleased that you are both on the mend now...dont worry the appetite will soon come back and most likely with a vengeance...so pleased that the wife got to see the little fella i bet that perked her up a lot...best wishes to you both...take care