Shit. And a Temperature.

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Four]

Time to schedule a test.

Test Scheduled.

And they’ve gotten so streamlined about it that I’m getting tested for three hours from now.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Test Taken.

“You were tested on January 17, 2021. Your test result is negative . That means you didn’t have corona at the time.” @0900 on 18jan2021

Now the wait for results which can take up to forty eight hours to arrive.

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Dutch Lock Down Extended by Three Weeks

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Ninety Eight]

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It’s not official, but it’s officially leaked – the Dutch cabinet met yesterday to debate / discuss the lockdown and measurements – we’re getting three more weeks of lockdown.

“The Dutch coronavirus lockdown is ‘almost certainly’ to be extended by three weeks… there will not be any new measures announced on Tuesday.”

But first the news:

I expected this news, so I’m okay with it.

That’s what it comes down to, eh?

Expectations and perspective.


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Ready? Set? GO!! !

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Seventy Three]

Today is marvelously delightfully exquisitely the last day of work for 2020.

And it’s not so much that I’m Not Working as much as holy shit this dumpster fire year is almost over.

Nothing is magically solved at midnight on 01 January 2021, BUT there’s a certain … relief? Surprise? Bewilderment? That we survived this ridiculous year. That the year is passed. There was this … twistedness that made it feel as though every day, or maybe every hour, came straight from The Twilight Zone.

But first the news:

And while I’m not sure what I’m doing over the next few weeks I know that I’ll get four whole days off before the hell that is christmas to new year’s day.

If I’m honest, I’m kind of terrified of that long break from 25 december and 04 january.

But I’ve made an outline of a plan to maximize compassion, minimize break down, and remember to breathe. Which is really what it all comes down to – remembering to breathe.

Just breathe.

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Full Lock Down in the Netherlands

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Seventy One]

I was not okay.

And then I was okay.

And then I had a panic attack.

And I’m okay again.

For now.

But first the news:

Time flows differently again.

Just now I thought it was Friday and was SHOCKED to realize it’s only Tuesday.


How does COVID DO that?!?

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What would you think if I sang out of tune?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Twenty Eight]

Tomorrow night the Dutch PM is most likely going to announce stricter lockdown measurements in response to the still too incredibly high COVID numbers in the Netherlands.

But first the news:

Also tomorrow?


The US presidential election.

Have you voted for your favourite old white man yet?

Are ya gonna?

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