The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 15

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Thinking back on the last few days, they all blur into one. Does anyone even know what day of the week it is anymore?!

We’ve been watching a really good adaptation of The War of the Worlds, set in current times (minus one coronavirus). I found it interesting that they made it so close to the BBC one that was released only a few months ago, but this one is a hell of a lot better. It’s has a Black Mirror kind of feel to it as well as being an alien-invasion drama.

We’ve been at the Sims again. In one day I got pregnant, had a baby, and then the next day my baby grew up into a toddler. It’s been a hell of a ride. I finally found my Sim some leggings to wear so her day outfit isn’t just pyjamas…although with the way things are at the moment that is closer to reality let’s be honest.

sims pregnant sims todller

There have been walks, but around where we live it is hard to continuously dodge people on the canal path. We went up to a mini green area near us where there weren’t any people and there was a stream and a pond (photos below).

I’ve been catching up on The Walking Dead. There’s zero character development anymore as we know all of them so well, but it’s still entertaining for the most part. I wonder when they will finish it as it seems like it’s running out of steam. Josh and I finally got to The Avengers: Infinity War, and are finishing it off tonight. I’ve still got Dr Strange, the newest Spiderman movies, and Captain Marvel to watch though. I’m not even going to bother with the second Guardians of the Galaxy because (unpopular opinion alert) I didn’t really rate the first one. End Game is next on the cards.

I’ve felt infinitely better now I’m not looking at the news and the horror stories and am just keeping informed by watching the briefings, and I do look at the death counts every couple of days and at the updated news headlines when I’m feeling in the headspace for it, but I only dedicate a couple of minutes to doing so. Keeping up our routine of when we spend time together as a couple, and when we spend time doing our own thing helps keep it normal, as well as keeping up the chore routines etc. Since taking amitriptyline, my ME symptoms have improved a lot, and with me currently not working, I have more energy to dedicate to physical activity, so I’ve been keeping up with our activity schedule (which was shown in a previous post) and going for a walk pretty much every day to get out into nature and get some fresh air (although today a farmer made a bonfire of cowshit so it was not so fresh I will tell you that much). I’m on my feet a lot when I’m at work, so now as our butts our firmly planted on the sofa the majority of the time, I think it’s important to keep moving and I’m finding it helpful to have a goal (building up strength), and doing something that is focused and that makes me feel good in my body.

marvel

Another unpopular opinion for today: I tried out the phone version (I think it’s the older one) of Animal Crossing (Pocket Camp), and I hated it. The animals in clothing are weird as f*ck, and the talking is like they are on speed, and it’s just so HAPPY. I see that the whole world is basically playing it right now and I just don’t get it, I’m sorry folks, I know, I know, you all love it, I just don’t see it myself…

We are fortunate enough that our landlord has let us pay just under 3/4 of our rent so we will have a bit more money in the bank, and Josh’s mum has generously offered to buy us one big shop a month to help us out there. Both of those things will really aid us in these uncertain times.

On that note, I’m signing off,

Stay safe!

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