I’m skipping the Author Toolbox Hop this month. My partner developed a fever last week and we’re 7 days into our 14 day isolation for Covid-19 symptoms. The fever’s passed, along with the worrying shortness of breath, but we’re still tired and suffering from cold symptoms.
Being at home all the time has given me tons of time to think and reminisce. During the Easter Bank Holiday last year we were picking up Merlin from Colchester. It was a two and a half hour drive, we had a great meal out before we got him (I miss eating out!) and he meowed the whole way home. He was so tiny too:
He’s now over a year old and has captured our hearts. He’s calmed down a lot, is less destructive, but also less cuddly. He loves cardboard boxes, does tricks like a dog (he knows sit, paw, spin, and high five, and he’s much bigger:
I can’t believe we’ve had him a year. Time really does fly, and looking back’s reminded me to enjoy every moment 🙂 I took a lot of pictures last week, to capture moments, but I’m limited to Merlin, video game screenshots, board games, and the garden:
I wish I’d bought a PS4 before lock-down so I could get the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but the price of games consoles has exploded, because everyone’s stuck at home, so I’ll wait and hope for a PC release. I also have no chocolate. Dairy free is expensive, so I don’t buy it often, and I didn’t stock up before our isolation.
Despite the lack of chocolate I’ve written 4155/6000 words for Camp Nanowrimo already. Setting a lower target, 200 words a day, is working well. On days I don’t want to write I know I only have to write a little. On better days I’m writing up to 800 words. I’m writing on paper, as I find it easier when drafting, and I’m mostly writing in the garden in the sunshine:
I’ve not finished the outline for Second Chance yet, but now I’ve completed draft 1 of what I hope will be my next university project I can start working on it again.
Thanks for Reading!
A short and sweet post this week. Hope you’re all doing okay with the lock-down/isolation, and Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!