Home Again

As I write this, it is the 2nd week of lockdowns here in Sydney. Today, we had 50 new cases. The most cases in a 24 hour period since this start of this delta wave. There are unofficial whispers that it is likely this lockdown will be extended. We still have until the 16th to see if we can get it under control but I am not hopeful.

Photo by Manki Kim on Unsplash

I’ve been working from home full time for 3 weeks now and yesterday I managed to wear my thermal inside only realising just before lunch.

Despite the past year, I still love being home. Whenever I need a break from work, I can inspect my indoor plants and my many avocado seeds that I’m trying to root. I don’t know what I expect to do with all these seeds that do root and grow. It’s just nice to see them grow. I like to move the soil around to ensure there is not too much dampness and this year learnt how to get rid of these small white bugs with a vinegar, dishwashing liquid and water concoction. It seemed to have worked very well.

I had a trip to the library before lockdown began and also got my hands on a sudoku puzzle book. I really thought I would devour the books more quickly but feel like I’m subconsciously pacing myself. I don’t really need to, I have a handful of my own half unfinished books on the shelf.

Add to this my 110 day learning streak on Duolingo and all the other general cleaning, I still find it hard to find the time to fit all my home activities in!

4 thoughts on “Home Again

  1. The delta variant is truly frightening, especially since we’re just starting to eradicate the current COVID-19 strain with the vaccine…it appears this pandemic won’t ever end in our lifetime, but I do hope things will look up for you in Australia…in time!

  2. Wow I had no idea that Sydney went on lockdown. I remember last year when we were on lockdown during the summer. I hope that you find the time and enthusiasm to continue writing. Writing helped me cope during the lockdown.

    1. There has been many new cases all of a sudden. We just heard yesterday our lockdown has been extended until the end of the month. It’s hard to stay motivated to do anything! Trying to keep spirits high.

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