Every Friday Susanne, (at Living to tell the Story) reminds us to look back on the week and find the positives, the things to be grateful for. It's not always easy, especially when we're still in a pandemic and there are conflicts going on such as Russia against Ukraine, but it does help keep us positive.
This week I'm grateful that:
1) Hubby and I have had very mild cases of Covid. We've had cold like symptoms but nothing major. I'm sure being triple jabbed has been the reason for this. My isolation period ended yesterday and Hubby's ends on Sunday but as of yesterday all our Covid restrictions have been relaxed. Now if you test positive for Covid you do not have to isolate although we are still being advised to isolate for at least 5 days. They are also going to phase out free tests. It's good that we are reaching the stage where we can live with Covid but for people who are vulnerable it's not clear how they will keep themselves safe. I'm not sure the Government have thought this through completely.
2) Today I managed to put both my socks on! Yes I know that sounds daft but on Monday morning I woke up to find my back was bad. I don't know how or what I did but I could hardly move. Getting out of bed was very difficult. Getting to a standing position or then trying to get into a sitting position was extremely painful. Every movement was hard. I've had this happen before so I know that it will ease but it's taking time. Keeping moving is the important thing to do but it's been hard just to do simple things like get dressed. Hubby has been a great help - even putting my socks on and helping me shower. It's improving each day but it's a slow process.
3) Lots of books to read. Between moving around the most comfortable position earlier in the week was lying flat. I've read a lot of books on my Kindle app this week. I've also been doing the daily Wordle, Quordle, Octordle, Sedecordle, Worldle and Globle. I've given up on Nerdle. Even though all of these only have 1 puzzle a day it's still time consuming lol.
4) We managed to come through the recent storms that hit the UK with no damage to our property. It has been very wet and windy but today we have bright sunshine and there is just a gentle breeze.
5) We don't live in an area of conflict. I can't even imagine what it must be like for Ukrainians at the moment or any other groups that are being oppressed. I hope a resolution can be found quickly and bloodshed kept to a minimum.
So nothing exciting going on here. It's been a very quiet week. We haven't even seen any of the grandchildren except on video calls which I'm also grateful for.
I hope you all have a good weekend. I think ours will be quiet as my back continues to recover.