Well I bit the bullet and went shopping yesterday, 3 days before my 3 week deadline but I didn't want to get caught up in any Easter rush, especially as the shops are shut Sunday. As I pulled up in Asda carpark at 2pm I could see the queue snaking around the building. I grabbed a trolley from a carpark bay and joined the end, positioning myself 2 meters away from the person in front.
A women and young boy joined shortly after. I became very conscious of him coughing and fidgeting behind me, at no point did he cover his mouth, nor did she ask him to. I realise it's not always possible to shop alone but I ran out of sympathy when the father got out of his car and walked towards us, he was coughing too and spitting, he then handed some money to the women before returning to his car. Why put the child in further danger if he's already poorly. She knew I was uncomfortable and said loudly 'poor daddy has given you his chest infection'. Hopefully we'll be better soon.
I kept moving further forward, I was wearing sun glasses and a snood over my nose and mouth but I couldn't wait to be allowed into shop and away from them. Following the arrows I managed to find most things and I even picked up some YS mince for £1.12. I'm an in and out person anyway and I'm even quicker now!
Things have certainly changed since the pandemic was announced and the subsequent lockdown which made it even more surreal. I know one thing for sure I'll be sticking to my shopping once every 2-3 weeks even when things get back to 'normal'. I felt very uncomfortable and once I got home everything was wiped over, I stripped off placing my clothes in the wash, showered and changed. Extreme....maybe but I'm not taking chances, I'm asthmatic and the stats for the over 60's death speak for themselves!
Later, hubby asked me why I hadn't managed to pick something up.......I think the glare I gave him said it all. I explained that he hasn't ventured into any public place for over a month and therefore has no idea how alien and scary it feels.
To our surprise our only granddaughter sent us a lovely picture and letter yesterday through the post, saying she was missing us. She enclosed a stamp for us to reply so we didn't need to go to the shop, thereby keeping safe. I made wrote a letter and placed it in a card I made before popping it in the post, I know she's really looking forward to opening her first letter.
I'm having a break from sewing this weekend, I aim to get out in the garden and do some crafting. Murphys law, the weather is brilliant, unlike the usual Easter break and we can't go anywhere!! What's your plans for the weekend? Bye for now. TX