Over 10 days… unbelievable ! As much as I miss my wandering Jewess life between Geneva and Paris, and my Marc, I have to say that time still flies as teaching n such circumstances isn’t easy and quite time consuming !… My old laptop which I needed to change 5 years ago is giving obvious proofs of obsolescence… and today I had to breakdown one of my classes into mini subgroups fitting into a WhatsApp session… and with one of my classes that might just be the way to go… except that I’ve multiplied my workload by 4 approximately (probably more).
This morning, I woke up at 6:00 after a rather restless night. After coffee and some fruit salad, I cleaned the kitchen, did my laundry, sorted the clothes waiting to be ironed and which will have to be worn crumpled because I’ve got my limitations…
I did my gym because I’m starting to feel like a potato bag! Thank goodness I still have Sylvain’s tips from my last fasting and sport « confinement » in 2017 right before my round the Pacific journey…
These few minutes were a torture but I felt so good afterwards that I might do them again tomorrow….
I wrote on FB today: « Happy Cocooning ! Let’s forget the other expressions (confinement, lock down, seclusion ) and focus on the incredible experience despite the devastating casualties and your nerve-racking difficulties with your family, especially young children and teenagers (although from what I see with my students, they behave incredibly more maturely that some of our parents). I’ve started a blog and we are day 10. Tell me about your situation if you agree to share it here or in a message. Find out about my stories at cosmopolitique.org »! We have to live through this awkward yet amazing predicament with a positive spirit !
After Taormina, the Galapagos, Phonpisai, Chamonix, mount Popa, Copacabana beach and the Calf Sound, my picture of the day was… Paris!
I taught and corrected papers from 10 to 6 pm, with a mini lunch break provided by my daughter who is amazingly serene and efficient !
Of course I got lots of funny messages, from Jewish doctors…
« Message de l’Association israélienne de pharmacie:
En raison de la pénurie de thermomètre dans toutes les pharmacies du pays, le seul test en cas de fièvre:
Prendre entre 15 et 20 grains de maïs et placer dans la bouche et attendre 5 minutes. Si cela devient du pop-corn
Allez directement aux urgences »
Dysfunctional couples are a recurrent topic
And our looks of course….a real concern
A long call with my beloved and some concern about our summer on our Canadian island concluded the day after the cheering of our doctors and nurses!
Stay safe and keep enjoying life!P.S. Clélia says my anglo French is weird… yep, but so are you, like me, my friends…!