Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 4, 19 May 2020.



Tuesday 19 May 2020, Day 19 of Level 4, after 35 days at Level 5 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for another beautiful day, without any clouds to block the sun, feeling much warmer than the 20C forecast; for a very long sleep last night; for a warm Exercise Time, slightly busier, walking up to Clifton 2nd Beach, my heart exertion not being as good as on the previous days, as I had to keep picking up litter, there was so much of it en route today; for the luck of being gifted two Maison J croissants, it being their first day of selling them again; for the even greater luck of crossing the road from Maison J to almost bump into #eyecandy, then walking back home together, he living just down the road from me ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™ƒ; for finally facing the last filing which Iโ€™ve been looking at and ignoring… until today, throwing away old notes and notebooks filled with restaurant reviews, and organizing financial files; for loving dancing to Kfm ๐Ÿ’ƒ; for the prospect of being able to first foster and than adopt a little girl kitty Minsky after Lockdown ends, if I am approved ๐Ÿฑ, with huge thanks to Michele Antelme for seeing this on a DARG post; for rearranging my terrace, a new beginning of sitting and writing outside; for an excellent weekly report by FitBit, with 126000 steps and 90 km, and a new Lockdown record of an average of 18000 steps and 13 km per day this past week; and for feeling happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

There was litter everywhere this morning, a definite link to the Homeless numbers increasing in Camps Bay. We donโ€™t see them in Exercise Time. Maison J had promised to sell their fabulous croissants from today onwards again, and I was armed with cash, but when I got there, we were told that Pick n Pay was closed for a โ€˜screening โ€™, which meant that Maison J staff could not enter its coffee hatch via the store. So they gave us each two croissants as a gift, to take home. Wow, such generosity ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

And that is when the paths of #eyecandy and I crossed…. mmmm. Our longest chat to date. ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ณ

My Blogpost today was inspired by an article in the New York Times, about how to choose which restaurants are safe to eat at when they reopen, and how to choose which table to sit at, that is if one decides to eat at a restaurant at all.

The rest of the day flew, focused on filing, definitely not my favorite, I being a dreadful procrastinator in this department. ๐Ÿฅต

I noticed that a number of members in the Restaurant Food Delivery Facebook Group were inviting their friends to join the Group, bringing our member total to above 3600 today. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Meals on Wheels called me today, to check if I am ok, and if I need food delivered. It made me feel terribly old, and I wondered how they had got my number. I politely declined. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I miss KitKat, but I know that he is safely at home in Lockdown with his dad Barry Aaron ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿฑ (PS He has just bounced back here, The Wanderer)

SA Corona Status: 17200 cases 312 deaths ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ฅ

FitBit 19000 steps 13,5 km ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

LovemyLife โค๏ธ


The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week to commence on 27 March and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, and lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, 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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