Right and wrong

Anxiety throbbed through me like a tribal drum on Wednesday. I don’t know what triggered it, well, other than the world going to hell in a hand basket, but I felt low and panicked. And my remedy for it was wrong. I drove to the Northern Beaches on Thursday morning to watch the sunrise, then […]

He’s under care

My thoughtful blog follower Leanne sent me a very exciting news update yesterday. NSW Police Commissioner Mike Fuller finally confirmed people can visit their partners if they don’t live with them, because it’s classified as ‘care’. Asked if people can still visit their “boyfriend or girlfriend”, Fuller replied: “Absolutely! That’s under care.” “Mental health is […]

So much for limiting contact

I’ve been doing as much as I can electronically to minimize leaving the house during shut down. Worried about the arty eldest’s scoliosis during home schooling, I ordered a tilting desk and drafting chair online from Fantastic Furniture over the weekend. It didn’t go according to plan. Despite being at home 24/7 these days, and […]

Confronted and puzzled

I’m not sure how I feel about these virtual meetings that have been thrust upon us by COVID-19. Actually, I am sure how I feel. They’re great for everyone except me. I am not looking forward to the one I’m joining at 9am. It’s ironic because I’ve been banging on about it being a wonderful […]

Wanting to scream

I went for a socially distanced walk with my sister yesterday and mentioned that life feels like a crazy movie plot right now … not quite real. There are other parts of it that feel far too mundanely real, like how much teenagers eat when they are home 24/7 and how much mess they make […]

Not as scary

Long before COVID-19, one of the eldest’s favourite movies was Contagion. At his request, we watched it again last night. Eeeek! Weirdly, it wasn’t as scary as I remembered, despite the disturbing parallels with the current pandemic. However, we both agreed we’d be even more vigilant about washing our hands moving forward and the eldest […]

Making a last dash

I felt like such a dodgy bugger yesterday as we furtively ducked up to our local shopping centre to get art supplies. My local Facebook page is filled with people railing about how everyone should STAY AT HOME. Although, one woman posted an ill-considered remark that she was wandering around the shops yesterday and could […]

The upside in all this

Upon reflection, I’m not sure Zombieland Double Tap was the best choice of movie to watch last night en famille in the middle of a pandemic. I felt a bit unsettled and nauseous afterwards … although maybe that was from overindulging in homemade fish and chips for dinner. Actually, nothing feels quite right at the moment. […]

The unanswered co-parenting question

I felt a bit punch drunk when I heard New Zealand was going into total lock down for a month. I’m also feeling belatedly freaked out that I was blithely sitting in restaurants a few days ago, while the coronavirus rampaged its way through Australia. I remained socially distant and obeyed the rules – as […]

Going out with a bang

It was with a degree of disbelief that I awaited the official confirmation that Australia was in coronavirus lock down last night … while simultaneously feeling a certain degree of disbelief that it took so long. But it’s bloody tough thing to call. Still, I can’t help thinking our pickle wouldn’t be quite so big […]