Last week started with Marvel and finished with Marvel. I think we're trying to escape into the world of Superheroes and the Enhanced, maybe subconsciously hoping someone will save the humans?!
Reading yesterday's Weekend, I nodded in agreement with Tim Dowling's words: "Social distancing? This comes naturally to me. I never go anywhere, and I wash my hands a lot. Social distancing is a guiding principle of my existence".
I'm not saying it as a jest, but totally ditto. I have a very limited circle of friends, and most of my communication happens online. Not for the lack of trying from my friends, it's just easier that way, with Sasha's behavioural issues and my lack of energy.
But it's tough for the boys. We have stopped sending them to school last Thursday, and they both miss it. For Sasha it's something almost impossible to comprehend, why did his routine has changed so drastically. And Eddie is a bit subdued as well, so we do things together - read, watch movies, and I also stay next to him when he does his online homework.
I wasn't feeling well today, and spent most of the morning and afternoon in bed. My blood pressure was playing up, and I felt dizzy. I was in bed, when Eddie checked on me, and I told him I wasn't feeling great. Then I see his eyes are all filled with tears, poor soul.
I forced myself out of bed, and said we could watch Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Last Sunday he was busy cutting out pictures from an old Marvel comics book which I bought for 10p. He made a collage, and wrote the title, and I think he did a great job. Don't you agree?
It was an Inset day in Sasha's school on Monday, and my husband took him out to the café for what appears to be the very last time in a foreseeable future. I took Eddie to school, then accompanied my guys to the café.
It was his birthday the next day, and I sent him to school with a chocolate cake to celebrate with his class mates. He was in a very good mood all day. His teachers and class mates made birthday cards for him.
March the 17th is always full of celebration and sadness for us - both my brother and son have their birthdays on this day, but it's also the day when we buried my Dad 20 years ago. He never met his grandchildren.
This photo was taken by our friend all those years ago, when Sasha was a newborn, and we were back at home from the hospital after a big ordeal. I was in labour for 36 hours without a progress, and needed an emergency caesarean. When we got home, I thought the worst part was over.
I look at us, so young and so full of hope. In a way, it's good you cannot foresee your future.
Wednesday happened to be the last day when both boys attended school. It was also the last day I was able to buy sliced bread.
Three of us are more adaptable, and can eat homemade flatbreads and staff, but for Sasha it's a difficult situation. His diet is very limited as it is. You might remember me saying that in the past when we travelled to Italy, I used to take half a suitcase of familiar food with us, like Warburton's bread and tuna pate, as he wouldn't eat the Italian bread.
I know many people are in a worse situation, but the lack of basics in the shops (bread, eggs, milk, potatoes, carrots etc) is fuelling my anxiety. I probably sound like a broken record, but twice in the last week I felt almost fainting when I was looking at the empty shelves.
This cover of Private Eye did make me chuckle.
My Mum is always present in my garden, as through the year, there are flowers and blooms which she has planted. I wish she could see these beautiful hyacinths, I can only send her the photos.
With everything going on I am a bit behind with my reviews. I try to schedule book reviews the day before the day when it should be out, but last Friday I was still finishing my review before lunchtime, and took only the photos for the post. Death in the Sound by Rhen Garland is a Victorian mystery, with a supernatural twist.
Yesterday evening they were showing Avengers Assemble on BBC. Though we have it on a DVD, and watched not that long ago, we couldn't resist watching it for about 40 minutes.
You gotta love Loki. I know he's a baddie, but he's such an eye candy. Eddie is indignant, when I say how handsome Loki is.
Hope you're all keeping safe!