Where has the time gone?

Not quite sure where the time is going. Our fourth week of lock down and I’m still running out of time….Why? Wish I knew, don’t know how on earth I managed to work as well. I remember my days before lock down were hectic, must admit I’ve tried to create some sort of routine but before I know it the days gone. So here goes…. the week day morning scenario….

Get up at 6 am, spend time with hubby till he goes to work at 7 am, yes he’s still working so no change for him. Hoover through the house, wash the floors, empty dishwasher if finished, hang washing out and a general tidy up not that it’s actually getting messy! Feed the cats, puff up the cushions, make the bed and so on check and answer any early morning messages. At 9 am get ready to join in with the body coach who I’m sure is trying to wear me out, go see mum to check all ok, then have a welcome shower after the strenuous workout which sets me up for the day.

Although the morning has vanished one plus side is that the weather has been fab for getting out in the garden which I’m fortunate to have one, it takes a lot of getting round but I love it and have got more done than I usually do this time of year. As a family is horrible not seeing anyone so thank heavens for face time, we’ve connected up each Saturday evening and had quizzes and name that tune amongst other madcap ideas. We’ve shared lots of things we probably would never have normally done.

Easter was rather strange not getting together but I sent them all a poem and a card which they had no idea about until it arrived. I had not wrote letters for years so another positive. I wasn’t going to put it on here but I’ve now changed my mind lol. This is what I sent them. I didn’t mean to make them cry.

When the World Joined as One – 2020

This year has been in lockdown,

The whole world couldn’t see,

A silent war we had to fight

With an end that really, wasn’t in sight.

We stayed at home, a few months at most,

It changed our lives forever.

A little time to stay at home,

That’s all, that we were asked,

With an aim to keep us

 Safe and well.

 Or deteriorate to an alternative?

Of, a living hell.

Not seeing our families and our friends,

Testing our patience became the new trend.

The doctors, the nurses and hundreds of key workers,

Kept our world in motion,

 Trying to keep everyone safe.

Some ignored the government procedures,

Punishment thus waited,

While most abided by the rules,

Until the silent war abated.

Getting together was no easy feat,

But technology had given us all a treat.

The ability to see each other, on a screen.

Which really is, not ideal?

With a feeling that somehow,

 It cannot be real.

There is no substitute, for a hug or a kiss

But when patience prevails our life is made bliss.

Denise Popple, April 2020


If there’s one thing we’ve learnt, there’s nothing more precious than family and friends. Every moment spent together is special.

Our day out is on hold but we’ll make up for it as soon as we can.

We create our own memories to keep, to share, to pass down.

Always remember;

Love, Laugh, Live, Have Fun.

Be grateful for what we have.

For now, we do as we’re told, stay at home, stay safe and look after each other.

Until virtual get togethers that have become reality

Turn into actual face to face normality!!

Told myself that I’m going to make more of an effort to write, so until tomorrow.

Published by denannpop

I graduated in July after 3 years of juggling work, an elderly parent and a daughter returning home. Then there's a husband, a dog and two cats. I turned 60 in September, hectic, yes but I did it 😁.

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