Wednesday 29 December 2021

The unwanted Christmas gift

 You know what's coming don't you?  

But before we get to that, let's concentrate on the lovely Christmas Day that we had with Rachel and her family!  It more than made up for last year and we had such a lovely fun time with them.  

The plan was for us all to go round to Jon's the following day, negative tests permitting.  I anxiously watched ours first thing in the morning, then happily let them know we were negative.  However ... Rachel and Rosie had tested positive so that immediately changed our plans as they had to go into isolation.  After a bit of discussion about whether or not it was safe for us still to go, we decided that we would still go over to see Jon and his family, not to go indoors at all but go for a walk through their local woods instead.

Which turned out to be a very sensible decision as guess what?  The following day Paul tested positive! So did James and Leo!  Government rules say that we had to test daily for 10 days as we had been in contact with Rachel, and that is the only way we found out as he had no symptoms whatsoever.  

So he is now in isolation, and I am still testing daily but let's be honest, it must surely only be a matter of time if five out of the six of us are now positive!  Fortunately, it seems to be affecting them mildly.  The children are bright as buttons and full of energy, the adults just seem to have mild cold symptoms.  Coco is very confused as to why it is only me doing the walking duties and she'll be even more confused if we have to start relying on friends and neighbours to step in when/if I succumb!

I'm not sure what is making me more anxious at the moment, taking my daily lateral flow or thinking about getting on the scales to see how much damage all my extra chocolate intake has done!


Patio Postcards said...

OH MY GOODNESS. I do hope you all continue to have mild symptoms. Sending lots of healing energy over across the pond.

Ruth said...

Well, that's rubbish, isn't it. I'm sorry that everyone appears to be testing positive, but thank goodness you were able to have some time together!
Sending you a virtual hug. xx

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Wow it's so highly contagious isn't it! I'm sure they will change the isolation rules soon because too many people are off work. We had a family gathering at our house on Boxing Day - 8 people - but fortunately no cases so far. 4 of the group had had Covid fairly recently.

Jennifer said...

So glad it was all after the festivities (such cute reindeer you both were!)....and that they more than made up for last year! Hooray. Here's to feeling 100 percent quickly!!

Barbara Eads said...

It seems like everyone is getting it now. Actually, it's the mild symptoms that is probably causing the rapid spread. Many think they just have a mild cold. In the end, since we've all been vaccinated, that's why we've done it. We might (and probably will) get it, but it won't kill us! So far, so good with our family, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time!