Ireland extends the lockdown

so last night, our taoiseach, leo varadcar made an announcement on the news.
Not even sure if I spelled his name right lol.
but, he made a big announcement, about the future…and, I tuned in to watch it!
He said that our current lockdown will be extended, until may 18th!
After that things will start to slowly reopen. But, from now, until May 18th, people can go 5 Km from their homes, especially those who are coocooning!
You can either drive or walk 5 KM from your home!
Also, builders are going back to work, on the 18th, and garden centres and hardware stores are reopening!
They said on the news the lockdown will slowly be lifted, it is going to happen in 5 stages!
For now though, there arent many changes, other than the 5 KM walking driving one.
Ireland has been quite fortunate, given all that has gone on, we’ve had over 1232 deaths, and 20 thousand cases of coronavirus, but compared with some countries, like the UK and italy and spain and the US we’ve escaped a lot of it!
I think I can survive another little while, especially if the lockdown stops the spread of the virus, which it seems to be doing!


I had to fire one of my PAS

So yesterday I had to fire one of my PA’S! Her name is nuala.
She had been my PA for 2 years! But I didnt get along with her!
And things were getting worse and worse over the last few weeks.
When she was doing her shifts She was leaving before it was her time to leave, she’d say to me, is there anything else? Meaning, is there anything else to do, and if I said no, she’d say, ok, well, I’ll head away home so!
Also, she was very well how do I put it, outspoken? We’d say here in ireland, she was very opinionated, and was very forward!Meaning, if she thought I should have an item in my house that I didnt have, she be like, you need to go get whatever item it was! One time she bought me a cooking pot without asking and then she expected me to give her 20 euro which is how much the pot cost!
anyway, I grew tired of her constantly leaving early, and I prefer my other PaA frances, Frances never ever leaves before she is supposed to, she’s not opinionated, and she is great at her job and we get along great!
So I rang my coordinator at the agency yesterday, and I asked her if I could change my hours around, and if frances could do all of my hours with me!
I told her the problems I was having, and she agreed that I could have frances workwith me full time!
Then she said she’d ring the other lady to tell her the situation!
what did Nuala do when she found out? She rang me! I kinda knew she would. I didnt answer the call. Instead, I blocked her number so she cant contact me again!
I dont need that stress!
She had no right calling me! Not when the coordinator had told her we werent going to be working together any more! The coordinator had told me that she was just going to tell her I was canceling the evening service, that I wanted to change my hours around, and that I wouldnt be needing her services any longer!
I dont know why she was calling me! She shouldnt have done that!
So anyway, now that I have frances full time, I am happier! We have to give Nuala 2 weeks notice, which is fine with me. She hasnt been working with me anyway due to the coronavirus, so after the 2 weeks are up I can start working full time with frances.
I am so relieved!


ireland coronavirus update

we now have 5709 cases of corona here in ireland.
We had 36 people die today frm the virus.
Our deaths total is now almost 300 people!
Its getting serious. Very serious.
We have been told there will be a spike in coronavirus cases over the next 2 weeks.
I am so nervous. My mom hasnt been out of her house in 5 weeks now.
Our government has said that restrictions wont be lifted this week, they were due to be lifted on sunday. Now they won’t be lifted until further notice.
Its still a very worrying time for all of us!
Our government has been encouraging people not to go to their holiday homes if they have them this weekend, but rather they should just stay home.
I hope people listen! Its imperative that people listen and follow the guidelines, to stop the spread of the virus.

wow coronavirus stats

Just heard on our news, we here in ireland have over 3000 cases of corona virus now. We’ve had 13 more deaths today bringing our death total to 71.
its so scary. They are predicting that the virus will peak for us from April 10th to april 14th. There is supposed to be a spike in cases then.
So the advice to all is, stay put, stay home, dont go anywhere unnecessarily. I am glad I have a home, I am also glad I dont have underlying medical conditions that make me suseptible to catching it.
Small blessings, a lot to be thankful for.

we’re Now On Complete lockdown

Our government said last night we’re on complete lockdown now. We’re restricted from going 2 kilometres outside of our home to walk, only essential workers are allowed to go to work, we’re only allowed out to buy essential food or medications.
I knew this was coming, it was only a matter of time before they implemented it. I suppose its necessary to stop the spread of the virus, but it sure does make life difficult.
I had gone to my parents house for the weekend, so now I have to find a way to get home, well I think public transport is still running, although its scaled back a lot now.
I’ll wait now until tomorrow to go home. But once I do, I’ll be in the house for the next two weeks, and I am positive it will go on for longer than that.
Its a scary time for all of us.


What day is it anyway? Friday March 27th 2020

Its Friday! Yay! Hoping ya’ll are having a great day!
Mines been awesome so far!
I decided to go to my parents for the weekend! I was planning not to go, but then I got so bored at home, and I was missing my mom. So I decided to go and spend the weekend with them. I got here around 4:30. I spent a bit of time chatting and watching tv with my parents.
Its been 3 weeks since my moms been out of the house. My dad is doing the grocery shopping, and the other things that mom usually does. He’s not liking it but he’s doing it anyway.
I didnt get to take Nitro for a walk today! I was planning on taking him out, but then I knew I’d have to get a taxi home after grocery shopping, and I wasnt sure if they’d take him in the back seat since now with the coronavirus the new law is that you have to sit in the back of the taxi!
So I felt really guilty not taking him out!
My dad said if he feels up to it he’ll take him out in the morning, which will be great for him. My plan is to take him on tuesday again. For an hour long walk. It will do him good and do me good too!
Nothing planned this weekend, other than starting a new book! Dont know what I’ll read yet, but I have plenty to choose from. I’m not short on books!
Well enjoy the rest of friday!
Oh yeah, now the UK prime minister has coronavirus, and prince charles also has it as well!
Ireland has had 19 deaths now, we had 10 yesterday. We have over 1800 cases of the coronavirus here now.


Cases of coronavirus diagnosed in ireland, and another death tonight

A 7th person has now died in ireland from the coronavirus. And we now have 1329 cases as of tonight. Things are set to get a lot worse here, I think. We had over 200 new cases diagnosed today. But there is a huge backlog of people waiting to be tested, over 40 thousand people are awaiting a test for the virus.
Its a very scary time for us all!