We are back to Level 2! When I first wrote about lockdown back in March, we were in Level 3 heading quickly into Level 4. Level 4 was hard. Basically we had to stay home, kids were home, adults were home, everyone was home. There was no going out unless we absolutely needed to and only for medical or groceries, and then if you went to the grocery store, only 1 person was allowed in per household.... And there was literally no online shopping either which really made it tough. You couldn't get anything when it came to sewing or crafting supplies... and not even any stationery supplies for the kids. Fortunately, there was a limited supply available through the grocery stores so things like coloring pencils, copy paper, and the likes were picked up there. Level 4 went on for 4.5 weeks and they seemed very long weeks. I went nowhere!
Online somewhere I saw "It's no longer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.... but instead: This Day, What Day, Some Day." That is so right! I have no idea what day it is anymore but here we are. I did work a little more on my journal 'brain'. I've added numbers to represent covid-19 cases in NZ from 29th March through to 4th April. On the 5th we hit over 1000... Perhaps it is time to stop recording this!!
[edit: I started this almost a week ago but only posting it now!] One week of lockdown - where did that go? Yet it seems months already that we have been in this state, but it's only one week! My daughter summed up the feeling I was also having nicely with her words...
I'm struggling to work on my journal each day so some days might just be recording or nothing at all as I take on my new additional role of helping with homeschooling my granddaughters.... and although this can be fun and rewarding, it is also draining and tiring.... and that's on a good day!
Well, here we are... last night at midnight we were officially in lockdown. My plan is to do updates, not every day but at least once or twice each week. I do hope to spend 15 minutes each day working on some part or page of a journal and my blog posts will be a great way to record it.... a diary almost. I'm taking it one day at a time so expect changes, thoughts, and ideas along this journey.
As our country goes into lockdown, it seems a scary time ahead. It sure is a weird feeling but I feel fortunate to have family close by, plenty of crafts to keep me occupied, an online business to help others keep occupied, fiber internet to keep connected, and food in the pantry.