Weekly Gratitude 2022 2/52

Hello from a grey and humid Sydney Sunday. You’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve gone back in time as we experience the same kind of existential dread and fears we did in June 2021. Back then, I was fully vaccinated; now I’m boosted as well. But that doesn’t quell the fears of seeing cases rapidly rise, knowing you might catch it at some point. And yet, can we stop living our lives? I am taking precautions in that, I’m being sensible about where I go and wearing a mask in any indoor venues but it’s hard and I have found that inadvertently, I’m in a self-imposed lockdown within my 5 km radius as are a few friends in theirs. Anyway, the point of this isn’t to complain – though our government has once again shown us how incompetent they are when it comes to ordering necessary items to manage living with covid – to look back at all I am grateful for from 2nd January to 8th January 2022:

Enjoying the sunny beach weather on Sunday and Monday before going back to work on Tuesday

Quiet work week to ease into the year

Finally watching test cricket at the SCG and seeing the first ball bowled. It ended up being a day of rain delays and we didn’t stay the entire day but it was nice to finally experience it despite the Covid concerns

Doing my first rapid antigen test and testing negative; turns out I’m a lot more anxious than I realised about catching Covid despite being fully vaccinated and boosted

First PT session for the year on Thursday

Week 2

Friday coffee and croissant with my friend SH

Taking myself to the beach after work on Friday despite how windy and grey it was to beat the existential dread and anger

A couple of hours early on Saturday morning at the beach for a lovely swim; I also think I’m officially a local and will write a post on that shortly

FaceTiming to my sister on Saturday

Cat and dog cuddles when I’ve needed them the most

It’s not been the most fabulous week and I’ve stuck to my 5 km radius but here’s hoping things will get better eventually.

How has your week been?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this Week***

Until next time,

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  • Barbara Lofgren
    10 January 2022 at 7:44 am

    Happy New Year! Some lovely things to start the year. I think a lot of us are now resigned to getting Covid. I’m going to try to get my booster this week before going back to work next week.
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      10 January 2022 at 7:52 am

      I’ve lost track of what the situation is like over there but yep, I think we’re going to get it at some point. I’m appalled at governments though – the whole purpose of lockdowns was to help put things in place and it doesn’t seem like they’ve done any of that

  • Debbie+Harris
    10 January 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Sanch it’s a never ending circus out there at the moment isn’t it? Take care and just do what you can to mitigate the risks, I definielty hear you on the anxiety levels though, despite being vaccinated. Happy start to the year and hopefully it improves as we go along!
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  • Denyse Whelan
    12 January 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Whilst I hear you on the radius thing, you are also in a much more dense living environment. B & I went back to limiting how many places we visit. I am in & out of the supermarket fast but seem to get a ping from Service NSW each time. My virus – or whatever it is – sent me off for a PCR on Monday (back neg in 12 hrs) as I didn’t want to waste a RAT. It’s come to this hasn’t it? Managing for ourselves. I am so glad you can think of yourself as local and use a lovely waterway to help you manage your health. Thank you for sharing your post with us for Life This Week Link Up at Denyse Whelan Blogs. I hope to see you back next Monday. Denyse.
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  • Deborah Cook
    13 January 2022 at 9:51 am

    A lovely week and I hope you’re settling back into work okay this week.

    I’ve not thought much about getting Covid, other than assuming I will at some point. Hopefully I’ll be okay – triple vaccinated etc etc… I was mostly nervous about contracting it in the last week or two as I’ve had a big week at work this week and deadlines to meet on / before Friday and I was panicked that I’d get sick and not get submissions in on time etc.

    It’s looking less likely now thankfully.
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