March 26th – Day 2 of being off work

Well today, looked quite similar to yesterday..
I did the Joe wicks workout again – I had definitely fallen off of going to the gym regularly due to working and gigging so much so this is definitely a benefit to these hard times. I also did this workout with my friend and her little girl via Whatsapp video call. It was nice to see their faces. I feel for parents through all of this, single parents in particular, the lack of routine and the limited activities you can do with the children. My sister is at home with my niece and nephew alone as her fiance is isolated at her own house. My nephew finds being out of routine hard and is at the age where he wants to be out with friends. My sister is doing an amazing job of it, trying to get some routine in and using their outdoor exercise time to do a lot of geocaching! πŸ™‚
Was discussing with my friends today (via messenger) some of the challenges, particularly in households where you have one person working and another at home – there seems to be an expectation to the person at home that the whole house should be shining like the Chrysler building! Or that they’ve somehow got things a lot easier. It is a tricky thing to navigate when things have changed so quickly.

I then spent the day on music admin, it is SO nice to have a chance to get through this – somehow the mountain doesn’t feel much smaller but I am off work for three weeks so I should get on top of it, there’s just the added changing of things and figuring out online shows, what we can/can’t do looking at the year ahead etc. I have also found it has gone a little quiet on the replies – I guess a lot of the people I am contacting are not in their offices/working/responding to emails at moment as are managing *all of this* too.

I made another library video πŸ™‚ Which, even though they aren’t great quality, take me about an hour to film and edit.
Click to see video πŸ™‚Β 

So I find myself at lunchtime having not done an awful lot and go on another mad house tidy. Things are getting better there!! Ha ha!
I also do some stuff for work – putting together my session plans for my prison creative writing group. I work a little more on my record pre-order ideas and I sign up to be an NHS volunteer – I will have to wait until they’ve checked my ID and there’s been hundreds of thousands of people sign up which is amazing so I am not too sure when I will hear back.

Anyways, I just wanted to blog this unusual time. I print my blogs out and keep them in my memory box and I feel like this is a time I (or maybe someone else in my family/life) might want to look back on at a better time πŸ™‚

 

xx

 

March 26th – Day 2 of being off work

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