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Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 30

I never thought that when we started week 1 of the life in a lockdown linky, that we would still be here in week 30.  It really is hard to believe that this time last year we had no idea of what was to happen this year.

Sadly, I can see this going on for a very long time to come.

How has my life been this past week.

1) How are you feeling/coping?

Strangely am ok, I have been busy gutting C’s room and sorting out a lot of clutter we have around.  It is quite therapeutic throwing things in a skip and regaining space.

We are also a week into C and her new medication, we have one more week to go and then she is off one lot of meds and full strength on her new meds.  She has been suffering with the side effects which hopefully are starting to ease.

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?

De-cluttering we hired a skip as totally gutting C’s room, plus sorting the garage which was a nightmare.  Also been sorting out bit from other areas around the house.  It really does feel great.

3) What do you think the coming weeks and months might hold for you (or the world)?

Lockdown, I really can see us all going into lockdown in order to try and get this under control

4) If you could remind yourself something about this time in years to come what would it be?

Never take anything for granted

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.

Paint and wallpaper plus a new carpet which was from a small family run company

6) What is a unique (or not) technique you have used to get you through this time?

Talking and not bottling up worry or frustration

7) What is something your readers might not know about you?

I am an only child, my parents fostered for a while but never had siblings of my own

8) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

My family and friends

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  • Jo
    27 October 2020 at 11:00 am

    I’m trying not to think too much about another lockdown, mostly for my parents.

    • admin
      27 October 2020 at 11:24 am

      I try not to think about it, but can see it happening. I am lucky we house share with my parents as my Dad is vulnerable and my Mum would not cope

  • Natalie
    27 October 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Lockdown is a great way to declutter. I agree with you — this time has taught a lot of us to be grateful for everything:

    • admin
      27 October 2020 at 4:03 pm

      It has given time to declutter and taught a lot of people what is important in life and what to be grateful for

  • Kim Carberry
    27 October 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Gosh, it’s crazy to think that it’s 30 weeks since lockdown started. There’s me thinking it was only going to last 3 weeks. lol
    Oh wow! It sounds like you have been busy. I sometimes think about getting a skip to clear my girls rooms. x

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 8:32 am

      It does not seem possible it is week 30, and remember thinking 3 weeks was a nightmare. To be fair it isnt’t just C’s room we used the skip for

  • Sarah Bailey
    27 October 2020 at 7:51 pm

    I am glad you are finding the decluttering a bit therapeutic, I think sometimes it can be nice to get through the clutter at times. I hope things keep getting better for C with the side effects.

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 8:28 am

      It is nice to do a huge declutter at times, she seems to be stabling a bit now but another change on Friday with the increase in the new meds and coming off one of the others totally

  • Elena Toma
    27 October 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I am a solitary person, quite an introvert so I’am not missing any real social contact. Doing pretty good, enjoying my hermit life – house, garden, cats, blogging !

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 8:26 am

      I am ok staying in but it is the being told you can not do thngs that gets me x

  • Rebecca
    27 October 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I am glad this week has been okay for you. Well done for decluttering, its something I need to do too! Thanks once again for linking up!

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 8:25 am

      It does feel good to declutter, I do have a few more bits to sort out though but getting there

  • Valerie
    28 October 2020 at 12:16 am

    I keep telling myself I will make some time to do some hose purging but haven’t yet. Cases are on the rise here, which is even more frightening knowing cold winter weather is coming.

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 8:25 am

      I think cases are on the rise everywhere which is scary x

  • michelle twin mum
    28 October 2020 at 9:03 am

    Yes, I’m grateful for my family and friends helping me through these weird times we are having too. It’s decluttering for me later in the week. Mich x

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 10:34 am

      Family and friends are what has kept a lot of people going through this year, good luck with the decluttering

  • Kacie Morgan
    28 October 2020 at 10:13 am

    I need to aim to talk more and stop bottling up my feelings too; it’s so important for our mental wellbeing.

    • admin
      28 October 2020 at 10:33 am

      It is important to talk more as it really does help, I always tell my friends they can call me anytime, even if it is just to cry down the phone just knowing someone is there listening

  • Jenny
    28 October 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I really love having a little home project to work on during the winter months.

  • Jupiter Hadley
    29 October 2020 at 9:52 pm

    This week has been harder than the last for me, everything feels so intense at the moment!

    • admin
      30 October 2020 at 9:36 am

      I know what you mean I feel it is just getting worse and we are about to hit an explosion

  • Kara Guppy
    31 October 2020 at 7:05 pm

    We are planning to clear out the loft, although never seem to find the time at the moment

    • admin
      1 November 2020 at 10:35 am

      We have had a huge declutter and feels so good to have done it, although I now have the bug and want to do the whole house


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