My anxiety level is increasing as we approach CB Day.
Sometimes I wonder why the G wants to use the “circuit breaker” instead of lockdown. I mean, where’s the circuit? What circuit?
Circuit, by definition, a roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place.
“I ran a circuit of the village.”
Then, I thought, you know how people like to replace a vulgar word with a seemingly harmless word, but the intention of its usage is the same as the vulgarity?
I don’t bother with that in my household. I use the actual word. The ability to use the “F” word calmly without screaming my head off is already quite a feat.
I mean, in all honesty, I want to be that wholesome mother.
Do you know how hard it is to keep the elderly folks at home? Harder than teens. Because teens I can outrank them as a parent, I can never outrank my parents.
Is there some unwritten rule that once you reach a certain age, you’re entitled to behave like a tooter? They cut queues, jaywalk when they feel like it, and display abrasive behaviour. I mean, there are younger people who do that too, but the elderly ones are more blatant about it.
Maybe that’s how the Singlish saying “Your Grandfather owns this ah?” came about. It’s used to describe people who behave in an overbearing manner.
Anyway, by the time I got home, I was feeling a little dizzy. I don\’t know if it’s the lack of airflow from the mask that contributed to it too. I had to eat the humble pie today.
My dad happily brought home 2 pkts of disposable masks he bought from those popup stalls at Bugis. I told him I was skeptical about it. I mean if the pharmacies were sold out, where do these people get the masks from?
He kept quiet. I mean he saw my point, but he already bought. He said nevermind, he’ll use them.
Today, I had to use one of them to get to the clinic. The CC ones didn’t work very well as you can see from my previous post.
I wanted to wear it at home but I couldn’t take it. Kudos to the medical professionals who wear it day and night.
Tomorrow I shall attempt to sew some cloth ones I guess. There were some debate over the effectiveness of cloth masks.
See the one the CC gave.
and the fabric I’m planning to use.
I think mine should be more effective. I didn’t think I’d need to make any, but now that I am sick, I better get down to it.
I asked my sis not to come over anymore because her kids and helper usually hang out at my place for dinner until she picks them up after work. She and/or her hubby will have dinner at my place too.
My dad was saying how if I was infected, the whole family would have been infected by now. That’s not really true. We do practice some form of social distancing at home actually.
Like I told my students in school, one person in class gets Covid doesn’t mean the rest will have to get it too if you practice social distancing.
In fact, my ASD husband’s head was already exploding at the number of people at home. He kept reminding me of the G’s advisory.
13. Singaporeans are advised to avoid holding and participating in social events and gatherings involving more than 10 persons at any one time. These include private celebrations like birthdays and weddings. For funerals and wakes, attendance should be limited as far as possible to family members only, and gatherings of 10 or fewer people at any one point. Much as we understand the need for friends and acquaintances to pay their last respects and give comfort to families in their grief, we urge the public to do their part in minimizing social interactions so that we can slow down the spread of the virus together.
So to play safe, told her we’ll avoid each other for the time being. Just too many people in the house.
The last thing I want to do is to start a cluster. You know they display all this tracing maps to show people the connection? They even show who died.
I don’t want to that “starter”. I mean they didn’t say who in the chart but people around me will know. I will become a social pariah.
As such, I decided to keep all my kids at home tomorrow. Just to play safe. Kid 1,2 & 4 were quite anxious about me. Usually they would celebrate not going to school, but they decided this is not a good reason.
Also I’d be sleeping in the study until the symptoms go away completely.
Hopefully, this is just the regular mild flu.