Today my family came out of shielding from covid-19.
For the last two weeks, El Husbandio, our baby and I have been shielding following my appendicitis. Today was the first day we could leave our house.
We've been so grateful for the garden, especially during the first week when it was lovely and warm. I was really dreading it, but was so thankful that we decided to isolate together, so I wasn't holed up alone in a room by myself. How miserable would that be, and honestly, I don't see how I'd be protected when my husband would have been grocery shopping, cooking for me, using the same bathroom, passing me Rox for her feeds...
I spent a lot of time baking bread and playing with Rox. She's now learned to lift the flaps when we read Dear Zoo! We watched very little TV, which I'm pleased about, and even got a board game out when the babe was napping.
We were really lucky to have people supporting us, from friends, neighbours and family... grocery runs, an emergency formula delivery, a bunch of flowers... all of that helped us get through, thanks very much you kind folk, much appreciated.
So what did we do for our first outing today? We went to Lidl. Needs must! I have just come back from the post office too, having had seven parcels for birthdays etc sat in our hallway for almost a fortnight.
It may not be all exciting stuff, but it's a relief. And when play parks, cafes, cinemas, restaurants, and most shops are still closed, theres not a whole lot of choice. I will definitely enjoy my dog walk later!
Something productive: I think the post office run counts? Definitely glad to see the back of those parcels!
My 'do something for me' thing: I have a mums therapy session online today, for new mums with anxiety. It's part two of ten, and last week was helpful, so I'm feeling positive about that.
I made someone smile by: Meeting a friend and her kids for a socially distanced dog walk in our local park. It's been too long, friend!!!