A day off

This week we have mostly been following the government’s advice and spent most of out time at home. But I have also been taking advantage of the fact that the rain has decided to take a break for a little while. So I have been out every day for some good long walks to get some fresh air. We also have some tidying to do and we got rid of some broken electrical devises that has been cluttering up our storage space, and getting rid of them you just have to leave them in designated areas outside the shops that sell them in the shops opening hours. We also had some errands to run, so we decided to go out shopping at an hour when there would not be too many people in. And we almost had the shops to ourselves.

Friday we were supposed to go for a weekend break to a town a few hours away, but with the spike in Covid cases the government has asked us to not take any unnecessary trips to populated areas, so we did the only right thing and canceled. This was supposed to be my gift to my other half on his birthday, but I got him a Fitbit instead. What I did not have to cancel was my day off from work. I got up later than I usually would and then I drove in to town to be there when the shops open. I started on my Christmas presents, birthday presents and some small things that I hope can help brighten someones day this November and December. The months are already looking like they might be even darker this year than they usually are. And I have so much fun making a little advent calendar for my mother, as she did for me when I was a child.

Normally I like to reserve all things Christmassy (except gifts) for the month of December, but this year I am starting a little early. The first reason for this is that we have been asked to start our shopping early to try to spread out the costumers over time to avoid crowds. And the second reason is that all the nice nice little things about Christmas and the traditions that can be carried out in a pandemic should be taken advantage of this year because what we need at the end of 2020 is to find joy and enjoyment in every little thing we can.

I also took a break at one of the cosy cafes in town and enjoyed a wonderful coffee, a great toast and an amazing cheesecake. And even if there was not many people out, I was really impressed with all the measures taken by the shops and cafes in town to make sure they comply with regulations and make the experience of visiting them and feel safe and nice.

Afterwards I called around to a friend who just had a baby, to give her a few little presents for her and the baby. It was nice seeing them even if we kept a good distance.

Hope you are all doing well and that your weekend will be good.

19 thoughts on “A day off

  1. Known to be separate from the normal, at work they chose to cancel twice this week cautious of the virus. Went last night and worked the time normally spent cause they said I will be paid as my salary is from a specified account. I work for my earnings, not a thief.

    On Friday, November 13, 2020, The thoughts and life of me wrote:

    > masgautsen posted: ” This week we have mostly been following the > government’s advice and spent most of out time at home. But I have also > been taking advantage of the fact that the rain has decided to take a break > for a little while. So I have been out every day for some good” >

  2. I did my only shopping for Christmas this last Wednesday. It will be my only venture out as crowds are never my style. You are doing a good thing by spreading out your shopping and going at less popular times. Having a day off helps. Sorry your Birthday present wasn’t as planned but the fit bit will be used for much longer by you other half. Lets hope this will be the beginning of the end of this stuff.

  3. Lovely post, Maja. I particularly share the sentiment about taking joy in small things. So important for us as we share a Christmas in which we need that Joy so much. Steve

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