Well hello all, after a month of being on Level 4 and self isolating at home with just TOF and the pets, I am pleased to say we are both well and still talking. Imagine being stuck with someone you didn't get on with!! Anyway stuck at home is not really what it has been for me, HOME is my happy place so not a big ask, and I can still go for walks so all has been great really.
On sunshine filled days lunch has been outside under the sun umbrella and I am never alone.
I have been out walking but most times Sheba comes with me. I can still walk the Riverbank path but so many people are doing the same thing. It seems like everyone, their dog and their bike is down on the River making the 2m social distancing not any easy task.
So walking the empty streets in my neighbourhood have become my norm.
TOF and I have also been using the park across the road from our house as an escape from being indoors. Funnily enough most times we go over it is empty, perfect when you have a couple of dogs, especially Sheba who always finds a stick to be thrown for her.
Of course there are pretty things in my garden to keep my happiness levels in tact. As we gently slip into Autumn and then onto Winter my garden will slowly but surely put itself to sleep. So I shall enjoy the joyful colours while they are around.
I have had a couple of sponge painting projects which have filled in a little bit of time. I like everyone else have also been sorting
crap collections into three piles, keep, dump and donate. This too has kept me entertained.
I have been able to put my newly painted desk to good use with office work from home and my study. Next week with a bit of luck I will be able to put in a few hours at work as we go to Level 3 instead of doing it at home and my study is going to be online, so classes return.
I have also been enjoying reading, this was book 2, I have just started my 5th book today. My crochet from last year has been reintroduced to me and we are moving along nicely. I am patiently waiting for Spotlight to open so I can get some more yarn so I can complete this project.
One day while out collecting mail from my Works Post Office Box I took a drive around our very quiet central City and discovered Art down alleyways that normally would have cars parked in front of them.
This one was so beautiful, very local with my favourite Fairfield Bridge, Monarch Butterflies, and Native Birds and trees. I would say a commisioned piece.
But this Lockdown art on a residents property fence was nothing short of amazing. I love how people were inspired enough to do something like this for anyone passing by their house to enjoy.
Anyway, from me to you, I hope you are well, happy and safe during this worldwide pandemic. All I hope is that we all learn from this experience. I would love to see people kinder, more compassionate to their fellow man, less materialistic and generally more humbled by the experience.