As you will know by now Tuesday means it is time for Life in a lockdown linky. Can you believe we are now into week 12, how scary is that. Although it has seemed like groundhog day every day, it really does not feel like 12 weeks.
So lets see how this past week has been for us in the StressedMum household.
1) How are you feeling/coping?
I am still stressing about C and her constant gastro pain, but thankful we have a zoom appointment in a few weeks to discuss the link of this with her ME and Fibromyalgia. Especially after a conversation with our GP today who had no understanding of her illness, which is normal anyway.
Our middle son is stressing us as he has lost his job and has a family with 2 young children, but not helping himself and is wiping us out of money as we bail them out for rent, bills and food. But what can we do we can not let the kids suffer.
In myself I am coping ok, I think it is because it is just normal now, my sleep is all over the place but think that is more to do with it being hotter and the menopause. As they do not mix at all.
2) What are you doing to keep yourself occupied?
Apart from blog work, and also doing things behind the scenes. My kids are keeping me busy, I swear the older they get the harder they become to deal with. Keep your kids young, honestly you may not believe me, but it is the easiest years.
3) How are you dealing with everything at the moment – are you self-isolated, going out for essentials etc? Has this changed?
We are still isolating, and I am getting my shopping delivered online still. I do think about maybe going to the supermarket and doing my own. Just to escape for a while, but honestly I hear stories of how people do not keep to social distancing and change my mind.
I have been out for a few drives and walks with my husband, grabbing a coffee from Starbucks drive through and then going for a walk. That has been great for our moods.
4) What advice do you have for others?
With everything going on and changing. Stay in if you do not have to go out, keep on social distancing if you do go out and keep safe.
5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.
Face masks for us all, although they have not arrived yet, as want to be in control of keeping my family safe as much as I can.
6) How has your routine been this week? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)
It has been the same, nothing really structured but just going with the flow of everything.
7) Have you planned anything for once lockdown is over in the past 7 days?? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)
Nothing new apart from visiting family and friends, I am so over due my Nanny cuddles when C is well enough to visit for her auntie cuddles.
How has your week been?