How was your day today?
Today completes 21 days of lockdown. But now that it has been extended, I am extending the #21days of positivity too, as requested by many many of you. Thank you for the thundering 'ayes' to my question of whether I should continue.
For today's post, I thought we would talk about the #Lockdown itself , and do a recap of the impact it has had on all our lives.
How have these 21 days been for you?
For me, these 21 days have been rather pleasant and peaceful, although crazily busy. As regards the housework, Satish and I do it all ourselves. Our children are both studying outside India (yes, they are safe). Since it is just two of us, it is not hard to manage at all. He and I both cook, wash, clean, water the plants etc. I have my art to do (I make a portrait daily), I have my daily workout plus a lot of other tasks.I run on a tight schedule and before I realise it, yet another day has passed.
I live in a very small gated community (hardly 20 families spread over an extremely large area ; even our houses follow social distancing!) . The gates are sealed ever since the lockdown was announced. We have an arrangement with a local grocer, where we order stuff in turns. 4-5 families can order on the same day. We write our requirements on a piece of paper and leave it at the security gate, in a bag along with our name, Villa number and phone number. The grocer picks it up in the morning. By evening, he delivers it to the security personnel, and we collect it. One person co-ordinates the payment to the grocer. Thus we do not have to leave our homes at all. But we don't always get what we order as it is out of stock. So he substitutes it with what he thinks would be acceptable. We're learning to quickly adapt.
How are you all getting your groceries and essentials? How is it in your area or neighbourhood? Do let me know which part of the world you are from, and how your situation is right now. How has your life changed? Do you find it hard? Are you worried? Are you stressed? Are you sleeping well?
Do share in my comment box, so that everyone who reads this post knows they are not alone right now, and so many are going through the same difficult situation.
Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.
Lots of love
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