Operation Oysterhood: 16 November

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

Elgin, April 2019

I asked Google: how many days since 27 March?


(Just saying.)

How many hours since you sat down at your computer this morning, Karina?

Fifteen. But: there were breaks for lunch and dinner (which my love cooked for me), for watering the stoep plants and all my gorgeous orchids (typical Monday chores) and coffee – always plenty of coffee. And, for most of the afternoon, I had help with my work from my friend Roland. The day felt bearable.

I did not take any photographs today, so the above is one of me segwaying in Elgin last year. This weekend – if/when I survive this week – we will be in Elgin again, celebrating all sorts of wonderful events, including a book launch. Until then: I am chained to my computer.

My legs are swollen, my brain is fried and my cheeks hurt, but I am making progress on all project. And all of them are extremely rewarding.

But now, I need my bed. Good night.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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