Making Plans for Nigel

House is stocked for at least two weeks. Car’s got a full tank of petrol. I have cardio all covered, it will be body weight strength training that will need some thought. It’s time to get really good at press-ups, to find a way to lift body weight in other ways. Remind me to ask Father Christmas this year for a TRX Home Kit, because this would be a fantastic idea…

Whatever may now transpire, there’s a contingency. I think in such situations you are only able to do as much as is possible within your own sense of comfort: having had to plan, for years, every single possible outcome when going out with kids plus myself with anxiety issues, it is quite simple to just shift the focus a bit. Medicines won’t go off instantly, buying stuff that will always get used is not difficult.

I’m waiting for an update on my daughter’s planned art trip, which may (or not) go ahead this weekend. Considering none of the places they were supposed to visit are now open, having  them spend a couple of days restricted to their Hotel would be a disappointment in the first place, and not necessarily a good idea. I assume I won’t hear anything until lunchtime, if at all.

Waiting is the part of this that never gets any easier.


I need to get on with fixing my website, and building the Patreon. Sitting here, worrying about the state of the World does not help anybody in the long run. Plus, there’s washing to sort and tidying up to be done. Keeping busy, ultimately, is what saves me mentally, because as soon as your pre-organised coping strategies and distraction activities fall down? So do you.

Keep working, and we’ll all get through this together.

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