Distancing and Isolation Activities

Stay Home. Stay Safe.
Is the mantra of 2020
What are people doing at home?
From the reports I’ve seen… plenty!

Self-sufficiency is now popular
Veggies patches are a’ growing
Bread is being made from scratch
Crafty people are knitting and sewing.

If only I could sew…

“Do It Yourself” projects
Are suddenly all the rage
While decluttering and cleaning
For many, take centre stage.

Gym junkies have adapted
Home-based options now abound
They workout in their living rooms
To help stave off the pounds.

The Arts can now be enjoyed
Streamed for free, at any time
Stage shows, plays, concerts
Plus museum tours online.

And, while we’re all cooped up
To avoid becoming ill
Some resourceful people
Are doing courses to up-skill.

Folks are learning instruments
They’ve always wanted to play
Others a new language
For next time they go away.

Board games are being dusted off
Old hobbies are being resumed
Catch-ups occur by video
With “quarantini” drinks consumed.

Industrious people are everywhere
Improving themselves and their homes
Me? I’d be more productive
If I just put down my phone!

Oh dear!

Sick Day?

(A true story!)         Updated Oct 2019

Called in sick – no work today
A single word I can barely say
A headache and no energy
I really hate this lethargy

“You’ve got a virus” the GP said.
“Go home and go back to bed
Lots of water you will need
Rest your voice – do take heed.”

Now I’m here, home alone
No errands to run, no ringing phone
I should nap for an hour or two
But…there are so many things to do

It’ll only take a little while
To deal with all the paper piles
I really will feel much better
When I’ve dealt with every bill & letter

And – despite the doctor’s wishes
I’ll collect up all the dishes
On goes the dishwasher, but I’m no fool
My kids can empty it after school

Though my body’s telling me to sleep
I’ll give the kitchen a quick sweep
I must clean every little nook
Doesn’t matter if I’m feeling crook.

Soon I’ll rest my weary head
Down in my warm & cosy bed
It’ll do me good to have a doze
But look at all the dirty clothes!

A load or two through the machine
I’ll be happy when they’re all clean
And once they’re up on the line
It really will be snoozing time…

I’ll sit down now, rest my eyes
Oh, the kids are home – a nice surprise
“Stay there Mum, keep off your feet
By the way, what’s there to eat?”

Now my sick day’s at an end
Not sure if I’m on the mend
Come tomorrow, I know what’s best
I’m going back to work to rest!

 
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