Tuesday 22 March 2022, Day 173 of Level 1 😷
Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for a beautiful day, hot at 29C with no wind; for ticking off another 2022 goal in passing my eye test by hook and by crook at the Gallows Hill Traffic Department in Green Point, taking 90 minutes, 30 minutes of which the eye test department was offline; for celebrating my temporary license with a lovely lunch at Cucina at the Goodman Gallery, a first visit, the Goodman Gallery preparing for a new exhibition, so I only saw one artwork already hung; for getting my client posting done early this morning, being so determined to get to the Traffic Department today; for a beautiful sunset Camps Bay walk, with clouds adding to its beauty; and for being happy, healthy and free.
My Blogpost today was about the decision of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars to exclude two Russian restaurants and one bar from its 2022 awards.
I was lucky to get inside the Traffic Department when I checked that I had completed the right paperwork, and was then allowed to be seated inside instead of standing in the queue in the sun outside. I was petrified seeing the eye tests of persons ahead of me, some persons taking half an hour or longer with it. I was so lucky with the eye test lady, who seemed sceptical initially about my Opthalmologist Certificate showing the reading of each eye. She wore glasses herself and made an error with the Certificate date, as if it was a year old, when it was only a month old, so I suggested she do an eye test herself ….. 😂She made me do a prelim eye test, I seeing the initial direction of the letter E but when I had to do it on my own I could not see it at all, it being so small and so far away, and seeing up to four of them at a time 😱. I didn’t put on my prescription sunglasses, as it made everything dark. She told me that she would accept my Certificate after all! And then she walked me to the payment counter, allowing me to be next in line at one of them, so that I didn’t have to sit in a further queue, an age benefit for a change – I could have kissed her, so happy to not have to go there again for another 5 years. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
President Ramaphosa has called a Family gathering for 20h00 this evening! Our last one was 173 days ago. 😱
SA Corona Status: 3,705,696 cases 99893 deaths 33,105,213 vaccinations
FitBit 7500 steps 5,5 km 👣
The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December, extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July, returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October, and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 2021 is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.
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