Took a risk

So let me tell you.

I broke social distancing this afternoon.

I invited a friend over for a social distancing cup of tea and catch up in my apartment.

I’m contemplating did I do the right thing or did I not?

Short answer yes!! We social distanced none the less.

It’s not viable to impose isolation on human beings especially if they live alone like my friend. Nor frankly in my books is it ok to have a stranger in your home to do the cleaning but not a friend? Figure on that one.

Boris and his tag team came out with that gem! Next time I’ll get her to do my hoovering! How’s that?

Before you go sounding off on your high horse please be aware the only person at risk in this scenario is me. Therefore I made a choice. I chose to accept the risk because I cannot continue to live without taking a few.

I’m a social being in reality when not being a loner. I need interaction and I’m damn glad I had some.

I want to see my children. But I won’t now as I am aware it’s best now I take a few weeks before I risk again.

Let’s be fair how many of you have ?

I’ve lasted around nearly 3 months (I had to self isolate early) and frankly I’d rather stab myself with hot pokers in the eyes than berate myself right now.

I feel happier and will again isolate a few weeks before taking another risk.

So as I sit here contemplating. My Sunday is far more happier and my mind feels good. Maybe this work week will be a better one, despite the knowledge that I can see austerity around the corner. I’m back in the union by the way.

You know me, where there are people to support, I can’t turn my back to that. Old habits die hard.

By the way, don’t I look rather sassy today?

Credits:-

Salome dress and heels by Wild at the Designer Showcase 

Mimi Hair from // MIWAS // at the EQUAL10 Event

Cathya seat from CP

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

6 thoughts on “Took a risk

  1. I, along with a few immediate family members did the same this past Friday (at the time of commenting). Specifically myself along with my mother who are carers for my grandmother that has COPD (so on the vulnerable list), as well as my sister and little niece.

    We’ve all been self-isolating or sheltering since the UK government imposed restrictions–or longer for a few of us, for aforementioned reasons. The guidelines are/were nothing new to us, so there were no adjustments to be done. I have Agoraphobia, so only left the house for essential things pre-pandemic either way. I’m not religious, but if I were to pick a god–it would be Amazon or eBay.

    One of us gets the sniffles, and we all joke “don’t bring your plague near me”, so we minimized contact for a few weeks to a month. Although, understandably, it’s harder and more expensive to get things like gloves or 99.99% Isopropanol now.

    As far as we’re concerned, it was a one-off. Goodness knows when will do it again–maybe another three or four months. As you mentioned, even with precautions taken, it’s still a big risk.

    It was nice to see my niece who is more like a daughter to me (I don’t have children). We all live around 10 minutes together, so it was normal for my sister to pop by on the way back from school for a few hours. She (my niece) is similarly introverted and likes the fact we can have quiet fun–away from all of the noise.

    It was a definitely a massive morale boost. There were laughs, a bit of banter, that we haven’t been able to experience in many months.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear that more people will start doing it around Christmas time. I don’t like to gloat usually, but my family consider me to be a pretty amazing cook.

    They’ve been missing my Sunday roast, they’ll definitely want my Christmas dinner!

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    1. Aww I’m glad you too had that experience. It helps to put you in a positive mindset again for the next however long.
      I feel more positive now to isolate and chipper again for it. And my friend for her it was good as she lives in her own.
      Be safe 😊

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  2. My mum texted the lady who used to come around once a week to clean the house, asking if she’d be able to come around once a month. (I’ve been doing vacuuming, but the house would really benefit from deep-cleaning.)

    Obviously, we’d stay away from her while she did that.

    At some point, it would be nice if my sister could come around to visit us. But she’s currently fretting over the prospect of schools reopening, as hers has no clue yet how they’ll do that with social distancing given a shortfall of available teachers (some are self-isolating, caring for relatives, or on maternity leave now.)

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    1. Yeah my daughter is not happy to send her son to school so has made the decision his welfare is more important than her business so she is going to continue home schooling till after the summer. She spoke to the teacher and head and they themselves are reluctant and concerned for their own families.
      How can you social distance 4-5 year olds? The school advised they would be social distanced and no toys or play time

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  3. I’ve taken a few calculated risks with only certain family members. It was a morale boost to say the least. Other than that a few times I have gotten in my car and just gone for a drive.

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    1. Yup. We need that moral boost otherwise life is sucking a tad. My daughter came by today for 15 mins with little Mason again and we stood outside in the sun talking. It was so lovely. I wanted to grab him and squeeze him but I held back and we chatted a bit.
      Certainly helps when you feeling a little meh

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