April 2nd, 2020

Oh Jonathon!

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Just did the shopping. Or some of it, as the shop did not have everything.

I found it incredibly stressful, mostly because Ruby is anxious and does not want to leave me and Pearl is so depressed (or pre-teenish) and does not want to leave her room. So I could not leave Ruby with Pearl and instead she stayed in the car while I ran in and out of the shop to show her I was still present.

This is an extremely inefficient way to shop and this, combined with the utter crowding of the shop, really stressed me. The floor was covered with signs about distancing (and people crawling about on the floor installing them) but there were about five actual people for every floor spot for two people so that just made me angry.

Plans for my next trip to the shops. I will be taking gloves.

I will have to go to a bigger shop next time, so I will either have to winkle Pearl out of her room or leave Ruby in the front yard of a nearby friend who can observe her from within their locked house.

I also went to work where I had to do ten minutes work on my computer (since I can't access all of it at home). Wound up getting a coworker to stand next to my car in the car park, talking-to Ruby through the window while I ran upstairs.

I am finding work extremely hard atm. Also life. Life is hard. For all of us.