How are we all, then? I woke up pretty depressed, I don’t mind confessing. Even though all things considered I have it incredibly easy. I’ve only got two children at home, we’ve got a garden, the sun in shining, we are still in employment. But I woke up this morning and for the first time since the children were really small I thought “God, I just don’t want to get out of bed.”
But then I did and the day was fine. My “homeschooling” goals are only to schedule screen time and that’s it. We do drawing and counting a bit but basically that’s just for show. As long as the kids are noodling around the house and not actively having their tiny brains fried by YouTube, (except after bath time, bien sur), I feel like I’m winning.
But it’s only day two of god knows how long. And I just look around me and think, this is it, it’s going to be like this forever. The viruses and infections are the thing that’s going to get us, this might end now for a bit but there will be something else and there’s going to be bodies on the street and, and, and…
Anyway never mind! Forgot it! Don’t listen to my mad inner voice. Mustn’t grumble.
I’m partly here to help out my friend Jane who runs that London boutique I’m always banging on about, KJ’s Laundry. Obviously all retail and particularly fashion is in the utter total swamp right now as who is thinking about buying clothes? But like I said Jane is my friend and KJs is run by two mums just like us and they are at home with their kids just like us but are also surrounded by boxes and boxes of brand new stock.
If you are still in gainful employment and want to pick up a bargain, there is 25% off KJ’s new stuff, which is not to be sniffed at. I like this scarf and this t-shirt, both by Soeur. Although rather than saying “yes” the t-shirt ought to really say AAAAUUUUUUGHHHHHHHH.
I want to point out here that I will get no commission off any sales from KJs.
What else? Tell me how you are. What, if anything, is going well for you? What is going badly?
Who was canny enough to have a regular Ocado slot before the shit hit the fan? (Answer: not me) and those of us without access to a supermarket delivery, how are you coping? What clever alternatives have you found that don’t already have a 3 month waiting list? I’m pretty dismayed by the number of food places that pledged to stay open working on a takeaway business principle only to give up after only a few days.
Also, are there any good YouTube workout classes that work? Without too much jumping around. And not Tracey Anderson or that infuriating sweat with Kayla girl.