While I’m definitely not celebrating the Circuit Breaker, I’ve also grown quite accustomed to this ‘new normal’ and found ways that helped make it much more tolerable. 😊

It’s going to be great getting to leave my house and go beyond the supermarket again, but here are some things I’ve totally started loving during this period:

Easier laundry and almost no ironing! 🧺

Y’know those times when you really need to get clothes washed, but there are just these multiple (tiny but significant) considerations you need to take into account:

  • Will I be home in time when it’s done? Cannot leave damp clothes in the washer for too long!
  • Need to separate the whites with the colours. And intimates are an entirely different batch. Certain items must be in the laundry bags.
  • Uh oh… Do I have enough hangers?
  • Ugh I hate ironing… Which ones really need to be ironed?

But with working from home, we usually just put on a comfortable shirt and we can get on with work~ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

And I can still set my laundry, because I’ll definitely be around to hear the washer beep – and pop the load straight into the dryer. πŸ‘πŸ»

No need to see people I don’t really want to πŸ˜€πŸ˜‡

Sorry, but you definitely have to agree with me on this.
At least to some extent

Unfortunately we don’t always like/love everyone in our lives, and it’s hard (sometimes impossible) to avoid some of them.

So with this set-up, I literally cannot meet anyone!

(However this is still too steep a price to not meeting the people I genuinely care about and miss a lot 😒)

More Time with M and our furkids πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ί 😸 😻 😽

This is probably the one I’m going to miss the most. πŸ’”

Thanks to this Circuit Breaker period, I’ve witnessed a different side of M – one that I’ve never met, despite our eons-long relationship.

I got acquainted with M’s work-side. He’s this nice, but firm… know-his-shit and get-it-done sort of guy. Which was really refreshing… 😳

Considering he’s usually this soft marshmallow pulp when he’s with me.

For a bit I was like, “Who is this man in my house??”

And he does my favourite thing at noon; he knocks my work-room door and asks, “So what shall I feed you for lunch today?”

😍😍😍

We’re also around with the 4 meow meows we’re furparents to; and they’ve really blossomed even more with all the extra attention and loving. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Keeping in mind that they all had pretty sad backgrounds before we brought them home – they seem to feel extra secure now that we’re always with them.

Every now and then, they’ll come and rub our legs under the tables and purr purr purr~ 😻

However despite all this, I still pray for the situation to improve. A huge thank you to all our front-liners, healthcare professionals and other selfless individuals who have committed themselves to getting us through this pandemic.

It’s crazy scary what this huge ‘reset button’ has done to us, but lately I’ve decided to be more optimistic and tried seeing what it has done for us.

For a blessed group of us – it allowed us to spend more time with the loved ones at home who we often neglected, because we spend more time in the office than we do with them.

Because our work is at home, we’re somehow not as distracted as we were when work was confined in the office.

And whilst this can be trying and difficult, there are definitely takeaways for every single one of us. Each of us have our own experiences, lessons and learning we’ll receive from this.

Please don’t think I’m trying to undermine the situation – this is me trying to stay optimistic and encouraging, despite the situation; so that we might emerge better people tomorrow, because of how we choose to see and act upon today. 😊

In the meantime, stay home and stay safe guys! 🏑❀️

P.S. Currently I’m an ’email-pal’ to some individuals who just need someone to email and share their troubles with during this time. It can be a uniquely distressing time and sometimes all we really need is someone to talk to. If you’re in need of someone to talk to, you can drop me an email (talktogera@gmail.com). I’m not a licensed professional and I really f**k up a lot in my own life… haha! But I promise anonymity, no judgement and friendly & helpful advice to the best of my abilities. (I’m told I’m quite wise and humorous at the same time, if that helps~)

XOXO, Gera.