Well, this was a week I wasn’t anticipating. Seven days on from my first Covid symptoms and I can report that I feel as though I am over it. I am grateful I prioritised getting my Covid booster as I think that definitely made a difference; apart from one night with a fever and dizzy spells, my symptoms mimicked a mild cold that left me as quickly as it arrived. I am still easily tired, but from what I’ve read, that may hang around for a couple of weeks. I am still officially in quarantine though as I never got my test done until the Tuesday, and it is seven days quarantine from your test, not from when your symptoms appear. Two of my teens have now succumbed, symptoms for them began on Thursday. They are not too sick, more glassy eyed and lethargic with runny noses and mild coughs, my daughter reported the dizziness that I felt on my first night, and my son says he has total body aches and pains. Such a strange virus, the way it afflicts people differently. Both have been double vaccinated and so far, it seems to be offering them some protection in lightening the severity of the illness. My other son remains Covid free, but he lives downstairs in the man-cave that Zeus is so fond of and he’s been totally keeping to himself, eating his meals alone and he even has his own bathroom. I am quite confident he may have dodged it.
In other news, it was my birthday on Tuesday and I bought this as an addition to my tea cabinet:
What Zeus has been up to:
Zeus has been enjoying some company for his afternoon chill. He always sits on the back deck in the afternoon hours, catching the breeze and surveying his kingdom. I love this photo of my daughter with Zeus: together but alone. He’s happy to have her company, just as long as she doesn’t interrupt his routine!
Joke of the Week:
What I’ve been watching:
I’ve been reading a lot during the day, but tiredness has seen me turning on the TV at night. Fortunately, I have found more than enough to watch and keep me entertained. The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special was delightful, a real trip down memory lane with my kids watching as well and reminiscing on their own lives as they were when each book and movie came out. The Cleaning Lady is a weekly show and only two episodes have been released so far, but I am already hooked and looking forward to the next one. Wolf Like Me was a refreshingly different sort of love story, I really enjoyed it. A Discovery of Witches wrapped up nicely with its third season, I like it when a series finishes properly. I Know What You Did Last Summer was good, quite the fright night with the horror, but it went a bit loopy at the end in terms of who the killer was…one of those twists where it’s so unlikely it remains unbelievable. There was also an obscene amount of sex and drugs and overall, everyone was pretty horrible and shallow with little redemption on show. Not my favourite series, that’s for sure.
What I’ve been reading:
Until next week!