Yesterday: Yesterday I decided to treat myself to a real lazy day. Before the lock-down I would have been busy doing something on Saturdays so for the first time in about 7 months I found myself with a free Saturday! So I played a bit of Animal Crossing whilst having a marathon viewing of Friday Night Dinner which continues to be hilarious no matter how many times I watch it. Honestly I just need light-hearted fun things to watch at the moment (thanks Amazon Prime for high-lighting Contagion when I logged in earlier yesterday!).
I also made a new household on Sims for a break from my legacy family. I decided to do something a bit different and created a mean, lazy and self-assured Sim who had the serial romantic trait. Bella doesn’t have a job and my only goal with her at the moment is to fulfil the aspiration. It was going pretty well except for she was running out of money! Her only income was beach-combing, odd jobs when she had the time and digging up stuff or harvesting from community lots. So I decided that she needed a room-mate aka slave to send to work and do all the cleaning. So I moved in NPC Sim Mitchell Kalani! He’s got the lazy trait too so the constant cleaning up after Bella and her dog keeps upsetting him! Unfortunately when he moved in he was suffering from a cold (ironic how this mirrors real life at the moment!) and so she caught it too. When I left them they were starting to get that funny red rash thing that they get all over their bodies!
In the evening I played some Pokemon and watched some more of Friday Night Dinner but I think Tash might have jumped on the remote at some point as I fell asleep and when I woke up Friday Night Dinner had been replaced by Ancient Aliens!
Today: Today I started my day with cleaning my flat which now takes a lot longer as I am so paranoid about germs so go a bit madder with the bleach than usual!
I then did some writing. I worked on my new fantasy novel as well as Perfect World 3. For my new fantasy novel I have tried something a bit different and actually have chapter outlines. I’m only on the prologue so far so I am not sure how well this will pan out but it will be interesting to see. I am on chapter 8 of Perfect World 3 now and I have a feeling that it is going to be a lot longer than the last two books in the series!
In the afternoon I checked in with Mum and Dad. They are fine and have a neighbour getting some bits of shopping for them. They also received the buddy card from the help network that is being organised in Selsey for people who are self-isolating which is great. Its really amazing how people have come together and hopefully the community spirit will continue long after the pandemic is over.
Then I went to see how Bella and Mitchell were doing. They have recovered from their colds but Bella broke up with her boyfriend Marcus Flex after he caught her cheating with Don Lothario! Don has also got her pregnant so I need to raise some extra funds for that house extension asap! Don has now moved in too but he didn’t seem that thrilled about the baby news so I don’t think he will be sticking around for long 😦
Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.