I did get enough sleep, at least. Woke up early and spent the first hour or so online again. I really should change that. Yes, I know I said that yesterday. And the day before.
I did meditate for five minutes, so that was good.
Nerves were frayed in the house, there might have been words. I went to the local tea shop to pick up my order. We’re set for another two weeks or so. I wanted more of my favorite breakfast tea but they were out. The owner of the tea shop looked rather frazzled. I got to help her by putting a sign on the door when I went out that only one person was allowed in the shop at a time. It is a very small shop.
People outside were generally very friendly, smiling and greeting each other. We had a line in front of the tea shop spaced 2 meters apart and I talked to the woman in front of me.
I went back home and did my walk/run:
There were quite a few people out, all keeping their distance from each other. I was happy about this sign of spring:
By then I was already feeling better but for most of the morning I felt so exhausted that I wasn’t sure if I would fall asleep on the spot or burst into tears first. The answer turned out to be ‚burst into tears‘, by the way. Briefly. All of us were feeling the strain.
After my run I still felt like melting into the floor but at least my mood was better. When I came back home my husband was busy cooking. We talked back and forth and he made a joke that had all three of us laughing for minutes. (That’s rather nice, by the way, that the boy is spending most of his day working in the living room. It means we spend more time together. This was lunch:
After lunch I wrote more emails to students, finally took a shower, did the dishes (yes, in that order) and started teaching over Skype. The first student had a problem with his guitar but I was able to actually show him how to use a screwdriver to tighten up the screws in the machine head. (Look! I learned a new word. Didn’t know how to say that in English before.)
I only taught three students because two hadn’t answered my emails. I tried calling both of them and finally got hold of one who has been a student of mine and my husband for many years. 12 or so. Turned out that his cell phone broke right as the shops closed so he couldn’t get a new one and he never checks email on his desktop computer.
My husband had a pretty long day, teaching from 2 to 6 with barely a break, each lesson the first one with that particular student over Skype or FaceTime.
Then there was bread and cheese for dinner, 15 minutes of spinning and the start of this post and then bed.
Today there will be grocery shopping for us and my mother-in-law, my very first singing lessons over the internet and if I have some energy left after that I’m planning to do strength training.
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