Words on Wednesday


It seems that I could have contracted the Coronavirus.  I haven’t been feeling 100% for the past week and have been self-isolating for the second time since last Wednesday.  I have had another cough and sore throat which I had put down to having really bad hayfever but isolated again just to be on the safe side.  For the past few days, I have been feeling pretty short of breath like I have just run somewhere or have been rushing about even though all I have done is go upstairs for something and come back down.  I phoned work to let them know how I am feeling and that I would be isolating for a bit longer.  Aside from the shortness of breath and the odd coughing fit I don’t feel too bad in all, just really anxious and worried about the whole virus situation.

I decided not to watch the news as I was getting pretty triggered by it and have had a few panic attacks, instead I only watch one news programme – the update each day, and I will read the news update on the Guardian app on my phone if I miss the daily tv news.  This has been helping to control the anxiety I have been feeling.  I have also been practising mindfulness for half an hour each day – lighting incense, listening to some calming meditation music and just breathing.

I have been chatting to friends on the phone daily and am grateful that we have video calling, and have spent a few hours chatting with friends and being able to see their faces.  I have been working on my blog and planning future posts that I want to write which have been nice as I feel that, after the patchy internet episode I had the other month, I have been neglecting my blog and routine somewhat.  I have even managed to do a few hours work in the garden the other day as the sun has been shining.

I have a few different things I want to do, many of which I feel should wait until I feel less out of breath – finish painting the kitchen, add a few different coloured strips to the wall where my desk is located in my spare room, sanding down some desk drawers I was given and re-painting them, the list goes on!

But, for now, I have a new project that I am undertaking which started yesterday, its called The 100 Day Project.  The project runs for 100 Days and you can choose to do anything in that 100 days, so far I have seen posts from people who will be undertaking 100 days of dance, workouts, baking, card making, weaving, drawing, writing and all sorts of other activities in-between.  I have decided to take part and am working on one 8×8 inch square of paper each day, creating a pattern on it that will link to the next square and so on.  I am hoping, by the end of it to have 100 squares that are all linked together and forming an 80×80 inch square made up of 10×10 8inch squares which I will be fixing together to hang in my spare room.  I will be putting the date on the back of each square and am thinking about journaling something onto the backs so I can look back on it in years to come and remember what I was doing.

How is everyone?  Are there any projects you are currently working on?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Words on Wednesday

  1. Hi, sorry to hear you’re feeling poorly. Hope you feel better soon. That sounds like a lovely project with the squares. Take care and don’t try to do too much.

    1. Thank you! I’m in a weeks course of antibiotics now as whatever I’ve had has become a chest infection! The project has been lovely though I’m a few days behind! I’ll be posting about it soon! Xxx

  2. Firstly, I want to believe it just isn’t Coronavirus, maybe you’re just feeling a bit under the weather, But get well soon really.
    Currently, I’m investing my lockdown period in reading books and learning online courses

    1. Me too, I was hoping it was hay fever but I developed a temperature last weekend which spiked at 38.3 degrees then I started coughing up tons of phlegm. Spoke to a dr over the phone and it seems that whatever I’ve had has now turned into a chest infection so have antibiotics to take for a week!

      What books and courses are you reading/doing? My phone provider gives awards to customers and I’ve just done a short course in time management that was really interesting! Xxx

      1. Last week, I read courage by Debbie Ford
        And The fault in our stars by John Greene
        They are really inspiring books
        Just completed the smart money woman by Arese Ugwu yesterday

        Truth remains that this lockdown is tiring but we just have to survive the moment

    1. Thank you! I’ve got antibiotics now so hopefully will be on the mend soon! I’m writing a post about my project and other things I’ve been up to during lockdown which would be on my blog soon! Xxx

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