3rd April 2020 – Friday
Ahhhhhhhh it’s Friday, not that it really makes a difference because we can’t go anywhere or do anything … but let’s say YAY for the weekend anyway! For us the weekends mean: lie ins, no home schooling and staying up late to watch epic movie marathons.
I’ve been having feelings of anxiety these last few days … thinking about what I was going to do about having my groceries delivered. I’ve got a couple of pre-booked Tesco slots that I booked in advance before all this mayhem started. I’ve been doing online grocery shopping for years, so this is nothing new to me. I would normally be able to book a slot a few days before my preferred delivery date … not a problem. Now that everything is chaos … it is impossible to get a delivery slot at Tesco for my preferred Saturday mornings. Now I am feeling the stress … I have underlying health problems and the thought of having to go out and shop is giving me anxiety. I do have a husband at home that could go out and get some supplies, but he has diabetes and also I am really paranoid that he is going to go out and catch the virus and bring it home and infect me and the kids.
So I registered on the government website as a vulnerable customer. I have severe asthma to which my inhalers are no longer working as well as they should be (I actually had an asthma attack last week – but let’s not talk about that) … I have been prescribed strong steroid based inhalers and also tablets to try and control it.
So you see, if I catch the coronavirus … I will be in BIG trouble!
As far as I am aware, Sainsbury’s are the only online supermarket that are only delivering to vulnerable customers. I’ve had an account with them for a few years now. I’ve tried to book a slot with them but I kept getting a message saying only vulnerable customers can book. I’ve been waiting for a couple of weeks … waiting to be put on their list. Then today … I go and check their app … and guess what!? I have been put on their vulnerable list and can now book slots with them. I just feel such relief and a little of the anxiety that I’ve been feeling lately has lifted. It’s going to be such a big help being able to get my food and essentials delivered to me. I actually buy a lot of stuff for my parent’s who are elderly and have underlying health problems so it’s not just all me.
My manager called me today to up date me on the what was going on in the office. Management are in the process of trying to get experienced staff to work from home so they will be issuing laptops to key staff member. I’m actually enjoying being at home and not working … so if I get a laptop on my doorstep – that’s going to be fun(!).
I haven’t been baking as much lately. Alot of cooking but not baking as much. It’s full time job being a parent and a teacher all at the same time.
I made a batch of scones today. Some plain ones and a couple filled with chocolate chips just for the kids. This recipe was given to me a lovey Scottish lady … when I tasted them for the first time, I was blown away. They were so moist yet crumbly at the same time. How does that happen? I asked her for the recipe and she kindly shared it with me … and I’ve been making them ever since.
Anyway … hope you all had a great day and stay safe as always!
~ Boss Mum (and family) xxx