I've wanted a couple of weeks off for years.
8 years to be exact.
Ever since i started working casual.
I have no self control.
Havent managed to save up enough to have two weeks off.
Probably i could if i would, but i cant so i dont.
I've books and boxes wot need sorting and clothes to be bagged, curtains to wash and gardens to dig.
I am quite jealous of the older patients who are mostly self isolating who are telling me about all the gardening they are doing.
Self isolating is my normal state of being except for going out for breakfast.
I sent a picture of my attempt at making my own breakfast to my favourite closed local cafe and they laughed and laughed.
I know when i must be looking particularly frazzled at work, because some very nice person, who has been very patient, will quietly wait for a momentary pause between phone calls, which are few, to tell me something nice or uplifting, like ... "you're doing a very good job", or giving us a random box of chocolates. People are very nice.
A large number of people are now ending conversations or phone calls with "stay safe".
We ran out of face masks for the receptionists at work a couple of weeks ago, but Townsville doesn't really have many cases and the risks are low, so I'm not worried.
I await with interest to see how long the hand sanitiser lasts. If it keeps on like it is we may make it too the mid or end of April. I think the next delivery is May.
However, we are doing lots more phone consults now so maybe it will all even out in the end.
I am somewhat more stressed about peoples inability to read signs.
We have red tape.
We have wet floor signs.
We have additional signs taped to the wet floor signs.
We have signs taped to the counter.
We have signs taped to the doors.
We have a large whiteboard in the middle of the doorway with signs as people come in and signs on the walls.
We have lots of signs everywhere, and social media might even count as signs in the air?
We are a plague strewn version of Dr Seuss, but ... we still cannot stop people from leaning on the counter to get in close to talk to us about how they don't want to have to wait because its not safe to linger long inside medical centres with all the sick people.
Easter weekend and i have two days off in a row and hoping to trick myself into being a domestic goddess by talking about all the things i plan to accomplish ... as if the only thing stopping me being tidy is circumstances and not some illogical mental kink, or maybe a more plain and simple explanation such as lazy lack of interest.
I moved my bed into the longeroom and only rise to go to kichen or bathroom. The cats love it. Much snuggling and cuddling, but i really must clean the front rooms and move the bed back into the bedroom, even if it is just for the exercise the five or more steps would achieve, and the sitting up in a chair to watch television which would probably be gooderer for my digestion.
|Your feeble domestic intentions are no match|
for the dark side. Leave the bed where it is.
Go on about your business.