They say time flies when you are having fun – but it also flies when you are busy!
But, today, I am not busy. New Zealand has gone into lock-down after community cases of Covid (Delta variant) were reported in Auckland. So, it is stay-at-home for all except essential workers and those needing to access essential services.
The last week has been a busy one for me. I have attended a parole board hearing for a family member, been a babysitter for a few hours, spring cleaned my bedroom, caught up with several different family members, and had my first Pfizer covid vaccination jab.
The day following my ‘jab,’ I had a very sore arm (I heard it described as a “dead arm” and thought that summed it up quite well), and then had alternate flushing and cold chills for about twelve hours. I felt alright though, so figured it was just my body doing what it was meant to do and I am fine again now.
We have had quite a bit of rain the last few days, but the sun is making a valiant attempt to shine now. We are only expecting a high of 13 degrees Centigrade today, so it is still chilly outside especially in the wind.
Our household ‘bubble’ is well prepared for this lock-down, as we felt it was inevitable that it would eventually happen. So we had no need to join the crowds swamping the supermarkets last night (supermarkets remain open anyway, as an essential service). The CEO of one chain said their sales were up 50% yesterday, with the biggest items sold being toilet rolls, flour, sugar, and pasta. What is it with toilet rolls? The country manufactures them, and there never is a shortage.
Everything is so peaceful at the moment. The main road is quiet – no traffic noise!
I rather like the quiet – it means you can hear the birds singing more 😊