Ten days in self-isolation April 1, 2020

Today is my tenth day in isolation.  

My body and brain are slowly adjusting to circumstances which I think is fantastic.

It took me ten days to change my way of doing things. I’m used to order and routine. Staying at home is difficult if one is used to getting up early to walk the dog and then off to school for my first hour of work of the day. Not being with children and people around me is hard. 

I had to make some adjustments because I’m not supposed to go out shopping or help other people. The radio and TV keep on mentioning that people over the seventy need to be looked after and keep away from grandchildren and vice versa! Hard on older people who have families, they can’t physically see or hold.

On a lighter note:

I’m a, stay on my own, mother and grandmother. My son helped at the start of doing my shopping. I arranged for “My Food Bag” to deliver every week, and I ordered my groceries online to be delivered the coming Friday.

I have a lot to keep myself busy. Walking, writing, knitting and scrapbooking are a few. I  could not get myself to start or do anything.
Today I feel more in control and happy to start constructive things I want to do.

I had a long early walk with Trompie (my dog). The fog hung low over the neighbourhood. The air crisp and fresh.

I did some washing, also washed the dishes.

Now I’m writing this post hoping that I’ll keep on top of everything from now on.

NS:  Yesterday, I started sorting out some pages for my new scrapbook project. I also sorted and cut the photos I want to use. 

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28 responses to “Ten days in Isolation April 1, 2020”

  1. angelswhisper2011 Avatar

    It’s good to have something you can pick up again, don’t you think, Ineke? I’m feeling a little in nowhereland, but still running out of time…MOL… It’s really quiet everywhere. This will be the first year that my daughter and grandchildren can’t come and that made me a little sad, but things as they are, so we made a package for Eastern and send it to them today. We’re purraying for better times to come soon😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend for you and Trompie. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Running out of time is also a problem with me. In the evenings I am glad to sit down and watch TV and do some knitting. My body just doesn’t want to stop moving. Spit free licks to you all.

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  2. anne leueen Avatar

    I am also on Day 10. It is an odd transition. Sometimes I think I enjoy it and other times I think it is frustrating and depressing. But even when it is over I think my husband and I will pretty much stay in isolation. But we will be able to go out to get our own groceries or take away food. Stay safe!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thanks for your comment. I’ve been on my own for over 26 years now but having to stay put in a house isn’t the easiest way to be when you are used to still “work” part time which I love. I feel that I could make it my lifestyle to just idle and not in a hurry to go out. Getting your groceries and some take away food is also important. Look after yourself and stay home.

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      1. anne leueen Avatar

        We are staying home. I think it is very important. Best wishes to you for good health.

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

          Thank you. Keep save and look after each other.

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  3. Bondelsgedagtes Avatar

    Oe dit klink wonderlik al die lekker aktiwiteite wat jy beplan. Jy is aan die wen kant…

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie. Ja nee wen sal ons beslis. Ek het jou email adres vergeet. Kan jy dit asb weer vir my stuur asb.

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  4. scr4pl80 Avatar

    Great scrapbook page. Love what you did to frame the picture.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thanks Janet. It’s a rolled frame around the photo.

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  5. HesterLeyNel Avatar

    Dis ‘n pragtige foto van jouself Ineke. Mooi meisie! Ek is bly jy begin nou aanpas en ek hoop dat julle inperkingstydperk nie verleng sal word nie.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie vir mooi woorde. Die foto is in 1972 geneem toe ek die eerste jaar weg van my ouers is en n nuwe lewe begin het in Potties.

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  6. de Wets Wild Avatar

    Jy gaan met vlieende vaandels hierdeur kom, Ineke. Jy en jou hele familie.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie vir jou ondersteuning ek waardeer dit baie. Voel party dae om moed op te gee maar nou ja, daar is baie om nog voor te lewe. Groete van huis tot huis.

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  7. Lewies Mymer Avatar

    Ek en Vroukie sit hier soos twee uile op’n kluit. Onsstap twee keer per dag 10 keer om die huis teen ‘n hondegaloppie.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Klink goed, daardie hondegaloppie. Loop honde voor of agter julle?

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      1. Lewies Mymer Avatar

        Hulle het altyd aan leibande gestap, al snuffeled voor ons. Altwee is egter intussen oor die goue rivier.

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

          O ek het gedink daar is dalk nog n hondekind. So dis hoekom jul n hondegaloppie doen ter ere van die woefe ook. Sterkte maar daar met die kluit sittery.

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  8. Henrietta Avatar
    Henrietta

    Stay strong and safe. We love you and we only a message away. It be over soon. Stay positive and big hugs xx🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thanks Henriet, love you lots and appreciate your message.

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  9. Una Avatar

    Jy doen goed, byt net vas. En onthou daar is van ons wat gedurig aan jou dink.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie Una, jy is ook beslis gedurig in my gedagte ook. Mooi bly.

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  10. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    Sterkte Ineke! Dis ‘n moeilike tyd maar ons sal daardeur kom. Ons mag nie eens gaan stap nie!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Ek hoor so. Baie dankbaar dat ek dit mag doen.

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