We Can Do It But What Day Is It Anyway? Climate Edition 28.3.2020

Hello out there in the depths of the blogosphere and COVID-19-Isolation-more-or-less-sanity. Am I allowed to ask how you are? I hope you and yours are safe and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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It is just after 12pm (27.3.20 I schedule my posts) here in the UK and I somehow have trouble getting into the swing of things. As I wrote yesterday writing with one hand is difficult for me. Typing with ten fingers is one of the few skills I learned in school that came in rather handy throughout my blogging life. But it looks to me like my inspiration rests in my left hand and that’s the one I can’t use for repetitive movements yet and yes, typing counts like that. Please bear with me: here migh be some T’s missing as i has a bi of a snag a he momen … meaning: there might be some T’s missing as it has a bit of a snag at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, let’s start with a giggle to stop moaning and make the best of a bad time:

video resource: YouTube

But Bee, you might think, you posted this many a times before. I know, I know, I would answer but it cheers me up instantly and I need the cheer, you know. And you do too because you moan again. Remember: we stopped that! Maybe you share your instant cheer-ups with us instead? Yea, that’s better!

Let’s remind ourselves why we are here:

Linda over at โ€œLife in Progressโ€ has started the โ€œWhat day is it anywayโ€ blog event. She invites us all to share a little of our new daily routines, struggles and successes. She writes: โ€œ

Why Iโ€™m writing this post:

Because if youโ€™re like me and stuck at home already, or if youโ€™re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and Iโ€™m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if youโ€™d like to write your own โ€œWhat Day is it Anyway?โ€ post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Letโ€™s keep in touch!

And I can only encourage you to take her up on the offer ๐Ÿ™‚ . Here is her post from yesterday.

Image of flat landscape in back and hills in front with quote by Anne Frank
photo credit: BrainyQuote

As I schedule my posts for the middle of the night in the UK (don’t ask me why? I just like it that way!) I let you know about my Friday. I woke up at 5am and felt rather lucky. Currently, I try to balance my stomach tablets with my painkillers. I can’t take the painkillers within two hours of the stomach tablet. I also need to wait 30-60min until I am allowed to eat so the earlier I get up, the earlier I can eat and be out of pain. It’s not unbearable pain more like a slight niggle but I find that harder to deal with than proper pain. Never mind ;-).

By six, the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world was at my side to have his coffee and walk the dog at 7. Usually, I go with him, but for obvious reasons, I rather keep away at the moment. That’s my time, though, for practicing mindfulness meditation and sending out my blessings and prayers to all of you. I am so glad I can do that kneeling on the ground again because connecting with it calms me enormously. By the time the husband was back, I had done my exercises and got dressed and felt again like I had done a marathon. My poor body has to get accustomed to a lot of changes because of the loss of lymph nodes in my left arm.

That meant I could sit down, enjoy a cup of tea and having my breakfast prepared. Today I needed to rest my arm more than before as it hurt more. Looks like I did a little too much yesterday :-). But that didn’t stop me from checking in with friends and family via WhatsApp, check comments and read some blog posts. And I did my exercises ๐Ÿ™‚

image of exercises after lymph node removal for breast cancer

And then I started this post ๐Ÿ™‚

How are you, dear people? Are you still with me? Fancy a cuppa? I certainly need one (shuffles off to kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

So, what else did I want to share with you? Oh, here your cuppa first ๐Ÿ™‚

Ah, yes, “climate edition”. Usually, I introduce you to a climate connected topic on Saturdays. I am wondering a lot about why the necessary changes to stop the climate crisis aren’t supported as much as they are for the pandemic. Our Changing Climate had a look into it:

video credit: Our Changing Climate via YouTube

I can’t get rid of the feeling that this pandemic will change our lives forever. I do hope that being thrown out of our daily rituals gives us all the possibility to check our perceptions of how fast and how far we can change. Future generations will thank us if we are willing to do the right thing!

video source: Intr0naut via YouTube

We have heard a lot about supporting self-employed people here in the UK since yesterday. That seems to be a rather big issue, and challenge and my thoughts go out to you who are affected. I have no answers to your challenges, but if you have some mind space, why no use the time and learn something about accounting? Last year I reviewed a page that teaches it for free for a download I had planned but never made. This is what I wrote:

Accounting coach: More and more of us find work in the so-called gig industry and work freelance. Not all of us can afford an accountant to sort out our finances. That is where Accounting Coach comes into. It offers training in accounting from basics to more sophisticated approaches for free. However, if you want to gain a certificate and do all the tests you need to sign up for the Pro and Pro Plus accounts. Pro is a one time fee of 49$ and Pro Plus is a one time fee of 99$.

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Ok peeps, I am done here. My limit of one hand typing is absolutely reached no matter how much more I love to entertain you and keep you company. Just a couple more things:

Today’s act of kindness:

video credit: WCPO 9 via YouTube

Please help in the fight against breast cancer:

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Thanks my dears, for staying with me until the end. I appreciate your presence. Please stay safe, stay kind and remember that you rock!

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