Hi there Posse! Well, after years of dodging and weaving it seems I got hit by the dreaded lurgy, Covid. I regularly get PCR Tests because I’d hate to be a Typhoid Mary at my Trivia nights. So it was Monday, I was picking my BFFs Dad up to take him to his seniors meeting where I was hosting a Trivia at their AGM Day. Running 20 minutes early I dropped into the free Seventh Day Adventist testing station between our place and his getting my regular fortnightly check up. Filled out the online form, got swabbed and went about my day. Hosted Trivia for the seniors and then took my courtesy Aunt and BFFs Dad out for Korean Fried Chicken for lunch. Dropped them home, went and did some grocery shopping and came home.
Jin was dog tired so we basically waved to each other as he arrived home. He watched a bit of TV, fed himself and went to bed.
Around 1am while I’m watching TV the usual results-ping comes through. I look and then look again, POSITIVE for Covid. WHAT?? At this point I’m feeling perfectly fine with zero symptoms.
Tuesday Day 2:
I’m having to scramble to get hosts for Trivia. Half my team is down with Covid. The other half working or filling in for them. For tonight I have a player who has been coming on Tuesday for well over a decade. He hosts funerals and is a very nice man. He is happy to step in and help out. PHEW!! Wednesday and Sunday get sorted later in the day. As soon as the Trivia were fixed I could relax.
I’m still in remnants of last nights Estee Lauder Youth Dew. It’s such an easy, fun, lavish ride I spritz it again around brunchtime. Fortunately I’m still not feeling ill in any way and it smells perfect.
Had a nap.
Jin comes home, cooks Chicken Congee and he eats in front of the TV. I eat at the dining table. We are separate but together. He goes to bed, I have a boiling hot bubble bath and cuppa to heat inside & out. Used up the last of my L’Occitane Neroli & Orchidee shower gel. So pretty. Bed, sleep like dead people.
Wednesday Day 3:
Starting to get a drippy nose. My throat feels like it snored all night long. It’s pretty cold here in Sydney and these are things I might feel anyway. Normally a coffee and breakfast would dissipate the feels but they stay today.
This morning I CHANEL Paris – Deauville, I really wanted a soft citrus scent to check I am still smelling OK. No problems. Nose blowing is becoming more persistent and I’m finding it hard to keep warm. Not uncomfortable or sick, just a little coldy.
I bubble bath in Tabu Shower Gel bubbles and then spritz on large amounts of vintage Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier. OMG! No wonder I loved this so much. Gorgeous. It’s probably two or three years since I last wore my 1990s bottle, usually I wear my newer, less syrupy backup bottle.
Had a nap.
Jin comes home. Cooks Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy! How bloody spoiled am I? One of my all time fave meals. A perfect Covid dinner. We watch Notting Hill together from opposite sides of the living room. He goes to bed. I spritz lavish amounts of Agent Provocateur Blue Silk and head to bed around 2am, slept like a log.
Thursday Day 4:
OK, I’m starting to feel chills, body discomfort and dizzy. The nose is running a lot and I’m feeling very emotional. Made a sandwich for brunch. Watching Netflix and Disney+. Crying, no weeping uncontrollably, in Love, Simon. That movie should definitely come with a warning label.
Spritzed Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations. Why is this not one of the most praised perfumes in history? The figgy woods are so beautiful.
Had a nap.
Jin comes home and cooks his famous Korean Sweet & Sour Pork. I know it looks like nothing in the picture but it’s unbelievably delicious and has about 1/10th the sugar of the Chinese version. We watch the football companionably across the room from each other. Missing the hugs a bit tonight.
Jin goes to bed. I’m feeling pretty rotten. When I blow my nose my left ear is popping and blowing air. I’m aching. Chills. Dizzy. Generally morose. Still not so sick but feeling sorry for myself. I’m going to take some Cold & Flu Night tablets tonight. Jin grabbed me a pack on the way home from work, I think they’ll help ease me through the night.
A bubble bath, boiling hot, with Rose Jam bubbles by LUSH. Peppermint tea with honey. If you’re going to feel like shit, might as well pamper yourself a little, eh?
After my bath I watched the first half of Moulin Rouge! WOW! What a bloody amazing movie. Ewen McGregor is one of my all time favourites. During it my head started pounding so I took a couple of pills and off to bed. Wanting something calming I chose Green Spell by Eris. Perfect.
Friday Day 5:
Woke up feeling a lot better. Cup of coffee, plate of chicken congee and some Guerlain Mahora. I love this bottle, and the fragrance is like a winter tropical escape to paradise. Thick and rich with white & yellow flowers, drizzled with vanilla and creamy sandalwood. Fortunately my sniffer is still in working order. So far.
Jin is working from home today. nice because he’s around, annoying because he’s at the dining table which is central to all food and TV. So I stick to my office, bathroom and the spare bedroom which are all joined. When I go to the kitchen I mask up. Covid awareness in the house.
Been writing blog posts. It’s nice to have stuff done in advance and there’s very little else I can do. Have been reading the Tove Jansson (Finnish artist of Moomintroll fame) biography (yes, still, it’s been dragging on for nearly a year). Weird thing is, I’m loving reading about this crazy woman full of wanderlust and adventure. She is so focussed on her artistic endeavour, has bum luck in love, lives by her own principles and is completely neurotic. There is a lot to recommend her. Plus she created a world that in my childhood taught me that it took of community of oddballs to make a family. A real, chosen and familial, family. A warts and all, unconditional love with healthy respect, parameters and space.
Evening and Jin went off to see Madame Butterly and have dinner with mates. I watched movies, ate a delicious cheese and fruit platter, had a bath in Reem Acra Shower Gel bubbles. SO HOT!! Fabulous. Then heavy spritzing of Boucheron Jaipur Pour Homme. Big and grand.
Saturday Day 6:
Except for a slight nose drizzle I’m fighting fit. Mind fog almost gone. Ready to be let out into the wilds again on Monday.
Woke up craving Weed Bix and hot milk for breakfast. SO YUMMY in winter. Jin has taken up residence on the couch. He’s having a lazy day because of picking up an overnight overtime shift tonight. The extra money is too good to turn down.
Looking for something sweet and warm feeling I opted for Lalique EdT, the original mass market Femme of theirs from 1992. It’s a lightly glam fruity floral powerhouse and it always makes me smile.
I’m going to get a head start on my TRIVIA Q&A for the next few weeks.
MORE Lalique EdT.
Jin headed off to work and I’ve been watching Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I only remember seeing the first so the second and third have been rollicking adventures.
Dinner was a huge bowl of Jin’s Chicken Congee and then crazy amounts of junk food and popcorn.
Doing nothing is tiring, I’m for bed. A few spritzes of DIOR Patchouli Imperial, clean my teeth and gone for ZZZZZs.
Sunday Day 7:
Today is sunny! I slept in late, woke at my own time and feel really good. I’m wearing Guerlain Terracotta le Parfum. Buttery white floral goodness.
Jin slept after his night shift till about 11am and went out with his BFF Matt for Yum Cha. If I’d not had Covid we would have been three. BUM!
Instead I had squishy ham & cheese sandwiches and a glass of milk. Did some washing and some desultory blogging. Today is my last full day of laziness so I’m going to enjoy it.
In the afternoon Jin fell asleep on the couch and Paris & I snuck off to the spare bedroom and slept a couple of blissful hours away too.
Tonight I made Fish Fingers, Chips and Salad for us. We tried to watch that Ryan Reynold’s Adam movie but the kid annoyed Jin so much we had to turn it off. Instead we watched Netflix Dirty Lines. Bloody hilarious. the story of Dutch sex talk lines, the first in the world. Spawned an industry.
After Jin went to bed I watched some more TV, had the most wonderful boiling hot L’Occitane Lavande bubble bath, heavily spritzed myself with Caron Pour un Homme and hit the hay.
Monday Day 8:
YAY! Freedom Day. I’ve been Covid asymptomatic for over 24 hours. Done my week of isolation.
I’m so grateful that I had just had my 4th shot and I really think that’s why my case was as mild as it was.
Hope none of you get Covid but if you do, that it’s as easy a ride as mine was.