1st May 2020
I was tired, even I did sleep a lot. It is raining today, though it is easier to work with my blog. I had brunch around 1pm. I also started to have some licorice powder in my morning tea. I hope I will be less cold, because it gives higher bloodpressure. It is just a try and I am carefull not to use too much. However, I read, that one can eat up to 60ml/day – which is the amount of the whole can.
2nd May 2020
The only important thing I had this day was the online class “Klimatlyftet” (I wrote and explained it before). We should have had a meeting in person this entire weekend, but had even this online because of the pandemi. A founder and member from a collective in Göteborg-Bergjsön, where they had bought a building and had made it to a Zero energy apartment house, visited us online. She explained to us all around the collective and the building. It was amazing. The entire house is covered by sun panels. Al the electricity they use, they make by these panels. It is a very well known object and was the first of this kind, though they get a lot of visitors, who would like to know all about it and start similar projects. We also met climate activists from other towns online. It was interesting to hear about their activities as well.
3rd May 2020
This was the second day of the class and we did get homework of our leaders/teachers. We hade to read some newspaper articles for the next time we will meet. All about klimat activites, of course. We also had to contact leaders of municipalities, climate organitions etc. to find out, which municipalites have climatestrategies and budgets as well if there is onging work as well if there are proposals of citizens or associations. We had already at the end of the class devided regions and counties between us. The class was ending in the early afternoon.
In the early evening, people of the climate group of our local association for nature conservation met for checking the route for our bike activity on 26th May. We were meeting on bikes, of course – which gives a naturally distancing. Anyway I used my home made face mask. Unfortunately I fell with my bike, when I dismounted it, because I could not force a hill. By this the wire of the gears came off and I had to continue in the highest (the most hard) gear once I had reached the top of the hill. In addition to that, my seat was not high enough – it actually was always going down again after I had fastened it on a higher level, because I have not force enough to lock it properly neither had the seller of my bike. As you can read, I have had that problem since I bought the bike. The shop was not close enough, that I could ask for help there and in Ekerö (where I lived before) I did not find a bike shop. A member of this group recommended a bike shop for me, which also serves bikes.
By the lack of the working gears, I missed the skype meeting with my son Marcus. We postponed it until the following week. I was early to bed, because I was so tired and nearly falling asleep, when I learned Spanish by Duolingo.
4th May 2020
I had put on my alarmclock, because I was awaiting the delivery from the supermarket and their timeframe is between 9am and 12pm. I also transfered most of my pension benefit from my EURO account to my Swedish account.
Some hours I spent with popping up stitches on my fitted sheets. I just think to remove the elastic bands, though they will be easier to fold and take less space in the warderobe for my linen. They still will have the fitting shape. I did not get far with it, because it is a really time consuming work.
My budy Lotta at the class “Klimatlyftet” called me that evening, asking for the homework to do. I explained it to her and told her, what I will do.
5th May 2020
I was leaving my bike to the bike and repair shop I was recommended last Saturday. I used my first, home made, face mask again. I ordered a full service – which is for 550 SEK (around 55 USD and 52 EUR) and told them, that the brake is not working well either. I ask for the adjustment of the seat as well, of course. On my way home I was very careful not to go too close to other people. It was a little hard to do so, because some were not thinking about the distance, though sometimes I had to use the road. Fortunately there was not a lot of traffic.
I started with my homework. We had got a list with email addresses for people, who can know a lot regarding to our homework, but there was none for the counties of Östergötland and Sörmland, which was my area. First I wrote down the names of all the municipalities of these counties. Then I was looking for email adresses for the municipalities as well as for climate associations, the Green party and the FridaysForFuture organisation.
When I had written down all of it, I was tired at it and wrote a note on the GrandmasForFuture – Katrineholm group page on Facebook about Face masks also announcing a design and discription for it.
6th May 2020
With my face mask I dared to go to a smaller shop to pick up a package with Vegan specialities mostly made of Seitan (wheat gluten). I have to try, if I can eat it (eating a lot of this food will show if I am allergic against gluten or not) and what it tastes. The company had packed it in two parcels and tied them together. Though I asked for siccors at the shop and with some luck I could put each of them in my shopper. It just fitted – I could not close the lid.
On the way home, I also was to a haberdashery, where i bought two fabric remnants and sewing cotton for my blue curtains, which I will reuse). I asked for a pen marker, that will disapear by washing. They neither did have such one nor French chalk as pens. I paid with the Easter gift from our municipality, but had to pay a little more. Anyway I did get two really big remnant pieces – one white and red chequered and the other had a red background and middle-sized white dots. Both were cotton and good for a 90°C washing. Theses shops are never overrun, though I dared to go there. I tried with another haberdashery as well, but it was closed for lunch. Back at home I was looking on the Internet for this item.
7th May 2020
After breakfast I started with the pattern for the face mask. I had saved too many sites, but found the one I liked most in women size as well measures for children and men. The one I prefered was only on video and in German. Though I wrote down the important information of the video. The woman, who had made the video had a lot of nice stuff, which made it easier for her to measure and to cut. That impressed me and I started thinking to buy similar even I do not sew very often, but just during the next weeks and month I have a lot to do. Maybe also the recommendation for face masks from our health authority will change and I will pe prepared for it. – For the moment, our health authority do not recommend face masks at all – in the contrary, they tell us, we cannot handle to use face masks and will make the dispersion worse. I personally think, it is only a whitewash, because we cannot buy face masks and the leaders at the authority cannot imagine, that there are people, who are able and willing to sew face masks.
Maria, my daughter, messaged me, that she got the place at the university, which was her first choice. She was very happy about it and so was I. We were talking about to drink to it online at the same time, but she told me to do that another time, she still have too many work to do at the school she is now – and she is very stressed. A little ater that day I picked up another parcel. It was from a rawfood store. I also bought two small bottles of champagne and opened one of them, making a video, when I was drinking it. I soon sent the video to her.
Unfortunately, when I was working in the kitchen for cooking dinner, I crashed the champagne glass, because I had not put it long enough in on the kitchen counter. I was very unhappy about it. It was the only champagne glass I had and in addition to that, it was a memory from Mexico.
8th May 2020
My bad luck continued this day. An opened box of oat cream was tumbling over in my fridge and a lot of it spilled in the fridge, though I had to empty and clean it. By the way I became aware, how stupid this frigde is placed in my kitchen. Ok, it is at the end of the cupboards, but by the wall it is not possible to get out the lower box (the one for the vegetables. There is another one above, meant for fish, chicken and meat, which is smaller. I actually cannot open the door of the fridge wide enough.
I finally continued with my homework, but did not come so far as sending emails, because my Internet provider had problems to deliver what I pay for. Instead I translated the discription for the face mask in Swedish and made a nice document of it, but it took too much time of my day. Trying to print it out, I first had to install the driver for the CD-player, but did not find one, even it is a hp driver, but made in China (I think, they all are). There was a CD following with my printer with the driver for it. Then I tried to find the driver for the printer on the homepage of Epson, but I did not either. Anyway I registered my printer at Epson’s. I had to do it twice or three times, before it was saved, because I had to look up things meanwhile the form was emptied. For the registration I needed the serialnumber. When looking for it underneath, because I could not find it somewhere else (and I had read the discription of the printer before I was looking for it at the printer), the lid and the scanner did open themselves with a very speed. I had tried to hold them closed, but my hands were not big enough. When I had written down the serial number, I could neither close the scanner nor the lid and was very afraid, that I could not get any help with it and had to buy a new one. At the end I wrote an email to Epson customer service. The address has been very hard to find, therer were only options for software problems.
I have got a message at 4:30pm, that my bike is ready to pick up. I have only had breakfast and had to postpone that. Aftervards I tried again to close the scanner as well as the lid of the printer, but without success. Finally I gave up and was looking at the Internet for nice fabrics for children face masks. I found one, which I ordered. It was a lot more, than I needed, but it is impossible to order less than one meter. My Duolingo time was very short this day.
9th May 2020
I was awaking between 6am and 7am, but was still tired. Though I was not leaving my bed before 8am.
I walked to the bike shop. Nearly there, I remembered, that I did forget the ticket at home. I tried it anyway and it was no problem for my phone number. I was told, that I only had to pay a little more than 400 SEK, which I told them, could not be right, because a service is for 550 SEK (I told you before). The shop assistant was looking it up and found out, that the price is 585 SEK. There was the price for the new brake pad added.
Well back home again I had my lunch. This day consisting of seitan sausage with the taste of “Thuringer sausage”, but actually the taste is not so strong like in original Thuringer sausage, which I like very much. I had the sausage in a baguette with garlic. That was my choice, because the bread has short best before date.
I continued with my homework, this time I send a lot of emails, even I put a lot of email addresses in the same email by using bcc. I did not send all of them. My son Marcus was waiting on Skype for me. At start we hade some technical problems. That often happens on my side, I think it belongs to my internet provider. Afterwards I continued with my homework and did so until 1am next day. I had a break for a meal. of course. It was a meal from the freezer.
10th May 2020
Together with Lotta and another woman of our “climate group” at the association for nature reservation, I did go by bike to other members of this association to paint pretending traffic signs. The signs were similar to traffic signs, but with climate messages, because we had planned a bicycle demonstration the upcoming Saturday. This members we were going to are living in an old schoolhouse and also have lots of space outside as well as a very big garage, which they often use for other purposes. This they did today. We were around 10 people working with the things.
Here are the results:
It started raining cats and dogs, when we nearly finished, though we wait some time, hoping it will stop raining, but it took such a long time, that Lotta called her husban, who came with a little truck and a bicycle holder. It was not so easy to get both mine and Lotta’s bike on that holder, but finally he managed it. The problem was, that my bike is not as big as Lotta’s, that means, not as big as the usual bikes for adults. We were close to the centre of Katrineholm, when it stopped raining and I told them, I can make the rest of the way home by bike, but I was brought to my doorsteps.
Backa at home I ordered special fabrics for a face mask for my oldest son, because he loves cats. The best I could find was a black fabric with white cat feet. I could buy just as much as I need for his face mask.
Before going to bed I made the homework for my online class “Klimatlyftet”.
11th May 2020
The best of the day was the email answer of Epson. I was told to try to close the lid and scanner one more time, with a little higher pressure. I had not been succesfull closing the lid from the front, though now I have got the idea, to try from the back – and it was working. I was so happy!
I sent some emails to the municipality of Katrineholm regarding to the planning of the area with the pine bog, because I had got an answer from the mayor, which was exactly the same I had read in the planninng document. I was so disappointed.
I also ordered some more things for my upcoming sewing project. It actually were things to made it easier for me to measure and cut the fabrics as well as I ordered a special fabrics (cars) for my grandchildren. This fabrics came in a whole meter in length and a width of 140 cm.
Later this day I listened to two radio programs about two Swedish towns (Umeå and Skellefteå), implanting a CO2-budget. It is nice to hear, that a couple of Swedish towns actually are acting against climate change, but there are too few, of course and it is not sure either, they will continue with their work and go all the necesity way.
I was notified about a parcel, which should be left to an agent in town. Though I asked the mail company, if they could bring the parcel to my home instaed, but they did not manage it, even they tried. I think the most reason for it was, that the parcel was delayed. It was not sent further from the last reload place in time. By managing, that the parcel will come to Katrineholm, my wish about home delivery was forgotten.
In the evening we already again had to meet online for the “climate class”. We were mostly talking about the radio program, we had listened to and we got a homework, which was to find out, which municipalities has a CO2-budget and if they also have a climate plane or strategy. We had got a couple of countys each, to find that out. We also had got a link to some people and their email addresses, who are involved in this, but for different counties or towns. In my counties, there were not such an address.
12th May 2020
I had to be dressed earlier as usual, what means, that I could not stay in bed and read this morning, because I expected the delivery from the supermarket. I was at the end of their line and have go my order around 12pm.
I did update my blog. It has been a long time ago I did it and I was happy, that I could make it for ten days. In the late evening I watched the movie “Four weddings and a funeral”. I think that is a well-known movie, some years old, but I have not seen it before.
13th May 2020
I awoke with pain in my throat and the weather is like in April. It had been snowing in the early morning. There is snow left on the greens. Around 10am it is +1°C.
The parcel with the fabrics for my grandchildren had come, though I washed this fabrics together with the fabrics for my oldest son in +90°C. I hope they won’t skrink and they did not.
I try again to get hjälp with my grocery shopping, the supermarket could not deliver all i ordered. In addition to that, I did get a message, that my parcel from the pharmacy is on it’s way. That is the second announcement and I am getting angry. They had sent one a week before and after that the date for the payment was decided. It is a safe system, where I have to get my parcel first and then to pay. Though I changed the payment date, waiting for the day of delivery.
14th May 2020
The parcel from the pharmacy finally arrived. I do not know, why I had to wait for such a long time. Maybe they did not have the disinfectant in stock, but it was on their online site, that it is. Maybe the did not like the system – that means, send the parcel first and get paid a little later. In this last case, they should not use this system.
I was ironing all the fabrics for the face masks. In the video, I had watched, she told us, that she buys fabrics remnants and the pieces are 50 x 50 cm. Though I cut my big remnants also in 50 x 50 cm pieces. Unfortunately, that was not a good decision, because I only needed 36 x 50 cm pieces. For the masks for my grandchildren, I needed less, of course and that was now, when I became aware, that I did not need 50 x 50 pieces for the masks for adults. I also cut of the fabrics for the grandchildren two pieces for pillowcases for them as well as of a white and red checked fabrics two pieces for kitchen clothes.
Anyway I did not start to sew this, but I made my paperwork. After dinner I was watching an old Agatha Christie movie. My son Marcus had sent a link to the movie some days before. Furthermore I watched a few episodes of the serie “Lassie” (I wrote about it before).
15th May 2020
I still had a soar throat and I had a real cold as well. Though I did not do a lot this day. At the same time I was wondering If I might have got the SARS-CoV-2.
Bad things come in trees. The electricity was gone, when I left my bed and I could not bring it down. By this I learned, that also battery driven items can need usual electricity – it is for managing the contact between the engine of the bed and the remote control for the adjustment of the base for the maddress. Later I found, that there was a sign at our main door about the electrictiy. The electricity was cut off for an installment in an apartment of our building and it should have been from the early morning until 12pm. But the electricity was back around 11am. This notice had not been up in time, that I had been able to see it.
I was so tired this day, that I was falling asleep when I watched my photos from Mexico. Anyway I did not sleep for more than an hour and had a meal around 5pm.
It was not all bad this day, because I have got help of a guy, living close to me. He was going to another supermarket and bought papaya and some more groceries for me. That other supermarket do not deliver and therefore they refer to the site “godhjalp”, what means “good help”. The volunteers are going shopping groceries and go to the pharmacies. They first pay for the items from the “homestayers” lists and when they leave the groceries or medicine, they get paid by our system “Swish” – I wrote about Swish a time ago. With other words, the volunteers have to be able to pay for the shopping, even they will get back the money soon. They are really nice people, volunteering under those conditions. Because I had a cold, I did not meet my volunteer at all this day. He did put the shopping bag outside my apartment door.
16th May 2020
I did not attend the bike demonstration, because I had a cold. I called Lotta to tell her, that she might tell the others of the group as well. I did sew face mask for my grandsons as well as I sew pillow cases for them – of the same fabrics. I had ordered fabrics for children for them. The pillow cases I will fill with pillows and send them to the boys as birtday presents. This will be pillows, they can have on the floor and also I hope, they think about me, when they are using them. All because of the SARS-CoV-2 or as it is called, the Coronavirus.
I was going to bed early this day and did not even watch movies.
17th May 2020
When I was going outside with my trash, I have seen a notice at the front door, that the electricity will be turned off 15th May between 9am and 12pm. I do not know, when the notice was put there.
This day I sew face masks for my son Samuel and his wife. I sew a red and white checked for Samuel and a red with white spots for Tharsiny. By the way, even I did sew the face masks for my grandsons of the same fabric, the backs of them I took different fabrics. One had the red and white checked fabrics on the back and the other one the red fabrics with white spots.
I could not buy pillows in time before Vincents birthday, though I took the two I had and ordered new ones for me. That was a good decision, because the two I had at home were much better, than the others, I ordered – which I did not know, before they arrived. Unfortunately the fee for the transport was at high as the costs of the pillows. It is expensive with the ongoing pandemic.
18th May 2020
I updated my blog somewhat – finished April 2020. I asked a neighbor to go to the post for me, with the parcel for my grandsons even including the face masks. He did it some hours later. He is a gift, because he first pays for the things I need and I pay him, when he give me the receipt. He also asked me, if I need something from the grocery shop, in which the post is situated, before he picked up my parcel. I started to sew the face mask for my son Marcus.
I was reading in the morning and time was running away from me. I had not taken my medicine for my stomach, when I got very hungry. I have not had breakfast yet. Though I did not take that medicine. I anyway try from time to time to make it without the medicine. I hoped, as a vegan I might be able to be well without that medicine. This day it was working well.
I hade two webinars (one before noon and the other one in the evening). Both were arranged by the German Green Party in the EU-parliament. The first one had the titel “The Exploitation of Ueyghur Forced Labour in China” and the other one was “Miserable work conditions – from South European Greenhouses to German Slaughterhouses”.
This day I used puff pastry for the first time. I had bought pre-made. I made a pie of it. Unfortunately I did not get all into the form, though part of it got very dry, close to burned. I was not very happy with the part in the form either. I prefer usual pie dough. Anyway I tried this puff pastry. As a dessert I had rice pudding (Milchreis, risgrynsgröt) of the rest of this kind of rice I had bought before Christmas. I did not finish the face mask for Marcus.
20th May 2020
I did fell asleep very late this night and awoke around 9am even I was not really alert. I tried again without the medicine for my stomach, but I did get heartburn.
This day I did start to “massproduce” face masks”. Actually I cut the fabrics for six masks. That means, I cut 24 ribbons and 6 main parts. I also ironed all of the 24 ribbons in the middle, but got then tired.
I had an email kontakt with the founder of the Swedish Fridays For Future movement – not Greta Thunberg. She did not and does not organize this moment, she was and is inspiring. This founder then contacted me via Facebook. She nearly forced me to become more active. Though I did not have any more conversation with her, because I have not the power to be active in the way she expected.
Later this day I posted the letter with the face mask for my son Marcus. I had bought stamps online, though I was going by bike around 8pm to the next post box and put it in. Actually I was not aware of, that the upcoming day was a holiday. I was surprised, that there were so many people outside. Usually you can see none in the centrum after the shops closed.
21st May 2020
I made a mistake and took both my “morning medicines” at the same time. It has to be almost 30 minutes between both. Later I wrote a new sign for my digital climate strike with the words “Take the #ClimateCrises as serious as the #CoronaCrisis. I did take a photo of it and posted it with the #FridaysForFuture #GrandmasForFuture #ClimateCrisis “DigitalClimateStrike on twitter as well as on Facebook. Furthermore I continued to sew face masks, but I was not finishing.
22nd May 2020
Oops, it is Friday today. I did post my photo the wrong day. Therefore there was only one possibility: To post this (see the day before) again. So I did and I wrote, that I have been a step ahead the day before and it would be good, if the politicans also would be a step ahead, especially regarding to the ClimateCrisis.
I finished the six red and white checked face masks and also was sewing three more. These extras I made of fabrics, which came by mail this day. I had ordered more fabrics, because I remembered, that my daughter is not looking good in red, pink and lilac colours. Though this fabric is green and it has also a better quality as the other fabrics, but that was not, why I decided to buy just this fabric. I did buy a bit of fabric, which just was for three face masks and not for nine or more. It took time to find such a remnant on the Internet.
Marias boyfriend did send me photos of Maria and of one or two sms, which the teacher of Maria had sent to her. It was very happy reading. He told her, that she did made such a good work, that he will save it as example for new students. Maria did not let me know, maybe she had asked her boyfriend to send the photos to me.
I packed a lot of letters, including face masks. I sent one each to my son Daniel, my daughter Maria, her boyfriend and the father av my son Marcus. The last namned is 77 years old and, because he sent an email to me each year on my birthday, I sent a face mask to him. He actually thanked me by email for it some days later. There were some extra for me as well and three for give away. I offered them to people I know here in Katrineholm, but the told me, they have respectively they won’t use it.
23rd May 2020
I hade planned and should do my homework for the online course “Klimatlyftet”, but I did not start with it. It a was raining a little this day, what means a perfect day for homework, but I could not concentrate.
In the afternoon I had a conversation with my son Marcus by Skype and afterwards I was watching three old Swedish movies. The first one Marcus had recommended to me some week ago. They were all about the moral in the 1950s and 1960s. It was god to remember that time and I got happy, that times has changed – even not all is good today.
24th May 2020
It was raining all day and I did read most of the morning. Finally I did my homework and registered answers I had got from municipalities about their documents regarding to the climate change. I also prepared for a Skype conversation with two officials, working with environment and climate of our municipality. I asked them, if my partner from GrandmasForFuture can join the conversation as well. After the positive answer, I invited Irene.
My daughter Maria had a chat with my by Signal – another software like WhatsApp and Skype. Mi son Samuel answered me, using the same software, that he had got the the information about the parcel I sent to him. I am happy, that it was in time for Vincents birthday.
25th May 2020
Irene answered and announced her participation for the meeting with the officials of our municipality. My son Samuel told me, that he had picked up the parcel and that it was very soft. He woud have liked to know, what it contains, but I told him, he had to wait as well as theadd children.
I added detergent to the order for the supermarket. It is good, that it is possible to add items until the evening before the day of delivery.
At 6pm I joined the Webinar “Ländlicher Raum – Zukunft Europas” (rural area – the future of Europe”). I could not attend until the end, because at 7pm my online course started. This time we were talking about the answers from the municipalities and NGOs about plans and citizens proposals regarding to the climate change.
26th May 2020
It was the birthday of my grandson Vincent. The delivery from the supermarket arrived early. There is always something missing, because it is not in stock. This time it was only the flower pot I had ordered, but there were some items changed to similar, because those I had ordered weren’t in stock either. Anyway I finally got the spiritous for the camping stove (which I bought before as an emergency item). The only think of the list for the crisis, when the community will be without electricity and water, I do not have yet is cash. I think, that is not so very necessary, because the stored food etc.
I had a video chat with my son Samuel and my grandson Vincent. He was not very interested in talking with me. He was playing with his birthday gifts ;-). Hos brother Leon was with a friend and not interested in talking with me either. Vincent also had a virus infection looking like chicken-pox, but he is vaccinated against it. With this opportunity Samuel told me, that their sons had got all vaccinations there are for children in that age, even the vaccinations one has to pay private. I am very happy about it.
During the day I started to write down all my surgeries, medicines etc, what a GP can be interested in, because I listed my at another GP and I don’t remember all of it, when I at a GPs. The list I had before and left at the other polyclinic stayed there and my original list is in German.
I should have listened to another Webinar this evening, but I was not thinking about, that I had an online meeting this evening. I also forgot that the online meeting started at 6pm as it always do. Though Lotta dit call me, then I attendet. We were only five participiants including me. We were talking about the planned shoe strike on Saturday 30th May. This strike was initiated of an climate active woman and he asked for, that all the cities in Sweden may join. The shoe strike is about to put shoes with signs (“No more fossil fuels – keep it in the ground” etc) on a place in the city, because the Corona pandemi. It will be the safest way to demonstrate. We agreed to do this and trying to find more participians.
27th May 2020
I printed two sheets with the following text, but in Swedish: Take the Climat crisis as serious as the Corona crisis and The climat can’t wait. I also wrote two by hand: Don’t continue in your old steps as well as “Politicans! Don’t save at the wrong end, act now for the climate”
Later I signed up for another Polyclinic here in Katrineholm, in the hope, that I will be treated well there, because they have two nurses, who coordinate the help for elders and people with more than one illness or diseases. For example, this unwealthy people will get the same doctor every time they have to visit the polyclinic. I also finished my lists for the GP.
I got a message, that the dots on my grandson Vincents body has gone, though it is guessed, that he had an allergical reaction.
28th May 2020
I had the idea to print småll “GrandmasForFuture” signs in colour. Six of them fitted on an A4-sheet, though I printed only one sheet. I glued one of the each on my new signs.
I asked my neighbor Magnus to help me buying some groceries as well as go to the dry-cleaning with some items. I told him, that they are quite big. His answer was, that he can’t help mig with the dry-cleaning, because he has no car, put can fix the groceries for me on Saturday. I would have gone by myself, but I had a really cold again. Even I thought, it was a usual cold, I cannot risk to infect others.
In the late afternoon I attendet an online meeting with the tenant compound. They started this mostly for to have an activity for elected people of the compound. I actually did not knew, that I was one of them, I just had registered, when I got the invitation. There were only elected people in this meeting, though I must have been elected during the last annual meeting, which was held, just before the shout down of all meetings because of the pandemi.
29th May 2020
It was a global day for the Climate strike again, but because of the pandemi, it was online. I actually change the text every Friday. Sorry for my bad looking, but my hair is becoming worse. I am thinking about to buy a wig (on top of my head is not much hair left).
I continued to prepare for the “Shoe strike”. I tried to fasten signs on my shoes. It was not the easiest.
I updated my blog somewhat and was thinking about to go to bed earlier as usual, but it became midnight again, before I finished.
30th May 2020
Around 9am I was going by bike with some pairs of shoes and signs to the city center of Katrineholm. Someone from the association for Natural conservation had already arrived. When I put my shoes there, Irene arrived with her two pairs. We were putting there shoes also for other members of our group, who could not come. It is usual to do it that way. There were more people around, putting soes there or reading our signs. Most of them came quite close. I was happy, I had put my face mask on. Unfortunately Irene, who had told me before, that she has face masks at home, did not wear any. A journalist from the local newspaper asked me, if she was allowed to take photos of me for the paper. She was and did take some. I had to be in a special position as well for one of them. Even I told her, that I am from #GrandmasForFuture” and the signs with me shoes, she did not name it in the paper. Anyway I was on a picture with my face mask, but none could see, it was me. The last did not matter for me, but I would have been happy, if she had named our group.
In the afternoon I picked up my shoes and from others, who could not pick up themselves, because they were not at home now. Shoes, which were not picked up, were given to our local red cross secondhand shop – as long as they were not broken.
I read some of the members magazins I got and have not had the opportunity to read them before. They have not such a high status for me, though I prefered to read news and similar instead. Furthermore I repaired clothes.
My neighbor Magnus messaged me, that he is ill and cannot help me. I hope he had not got COVID-19, even he told me, that he had stomach pain and to puke.
31st May 2020
It was Mother’s day in Sweden, though I had video chats with my children.
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