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Getting a bit scared

This far into the crisis, and having listened to the grim news from Sweden, we’ve become more nervous and wary about being infected. My mom is quite old, even if she’s very healthy. And my sister and I are a bit overweight and used to have high blood pressure after our pregnancies. Not anymore though. The last time I had my blood pressure checked it was as low as ever, before getting pregnant (and suffering from pregnancy toxicosis). I think maybe I had a touch of white coat hypertension, since testing at home, lying comfortably on a sofa doesn’t show anything like as high results as they used to when I went to a clinic.

We try to keep our spirits up in different ways. My mom got a set of balls of yarn and a crochet needle, but she says she’d prefer to knit. I would too, but right now I’m doing other things. My sister and I have been exploring in Second Life and will now try to get our homepages/blogs up and running. Well, mostly we’ll start over but even that will take a bit of work. New themes or not, for instance. And since I finally have access to my new/ish computer, I have started downloading free e-books. Unfortunately, my children have massacred my old Bookeen Cybook Odyssey. :/Even if anyone could find spare parts, this time it’s beyond salvation. And we need to keep an eye on our expenses right now, so no Kobo (which is what I want this time) for me. My mom needs a new phone because – you guessed it – the children smashed her old one as well. Besides, it was a faulty phone to begin with.

At least ordering food online has worked out quite well. From one company. Another won’t deliver in this city. Very odd since it’s quite big. Another one just cancelled our order today, when they were due to deliver for the first time. Wrong address, they say. Ha. I wonder if it’s because this used to be an ancient storage building where no one has ever lived? My sister has been in a chat with them and we’ll see how that goes. We just found out that one of our favorite chocolates are sold by the company we get regular deliveries from. So naturally, we’ll need to get some of that as well. Unfortunately, Denmark doesn’t seem to have our very favorite brand available online. Typical. There’s always something. But in the grand scheme of things, I guess that’s nothing much to get worked up about. Just like our favorite beverage (if you can call flavored mineral water a beverage) is only sold in Sweden. It’s completely delicious. Mineral water with real fruit or berries added. Our favorite is strawberry, closely followed by raspberry. I wonder if we could import it. There are other things we’d like to get as well, but maybe the tea shop delivers to other countries. I have developed a craving for Ahmad’s strawberry and apple teas. And I found out that they have raspberry tea as well. At least Denmark sells my other favorite tea brand Pickwick. They have a delicious strawberry tea too. Can you tell that I love strawberries? 🙂 There’s also the kind of candy you take for a sore throat. We call them throat tablets. There are several different flavors but we prefer strawberry.

This must be getting boring so I guess I’ll stop now. How are you hanging in there, my friends and followers?

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Vegan who writes, reads, watches movies, loves animals... Vegan, som skriver, lÀser, ser pÄ film, Àlskar djur, stÄr pÄ de svagas sida. Författare, bokförlÀggare, korrekturlÀsare och sprÄkmÀstare.

6 thoughts on “Getting a bit scared

  1. Hi ILIRWEN,
    I am hanging in just fine. My daily routine hasn’t really changed for unlike most folk, I haven’t held a regular job in years. I write, photograph wild visitors, and take walks. I enjoyed reading your update. Thank you.
    Garry

    1. Thanks. We can’t go out into nature as such, but we do have a patio and there’s a parking lot that’s quite frequently deserted. Hopefully, we’ll soon be able to move to a more ‘natural’ place and be able to go for walks.

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