Is it Saturday today? weekdays in lockdown

drawing of the great wave swamping man towing rowboats named Monday, Tuesday etc.

You might be losing awareness of weekdays in lockdown, as the days blur into each other. What to do? It’s Saturday here in New Zealand (I think). But how is that different from Friday…

Bring on the limericks. What rhymes with “lockdown” or “isolation”, I wonder.

P.S. The rowboats represent the days of the week, Monday Tuesday etc. I doubt you can see their names 🙁


20 thoughts on “Is it Saturday today? weekdays in lockdown

  1. Our country was forced into lockdown
    The Opposition at first were to frown
    But soon isolation became fascinating
    Not catching the Covid was their consolation

    (doesn’t scan perfectly but I gave it a go)

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      A for effort and you have spread joy Maggie x

  2. Limericks are historically lewd… right?

    There was a young lover in Stocktown
    Who was recently ordered to lock down
    His beloved playstation
    Saved him in isolation
    But resulted in keeping his c**k down

    I’m Canadian – I really feel the need to apologize… but it met the brief?

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Totally met the brief with two discreet asterisks. Top marks!

    2. Oh that made me chuckle… very good!

  3. Sadje says:

    Love your drawing. Very artistic

  4. Anonymous says:

    So far I’m enjoying lockdown since I still work full time remotely from my sunny garden office at home. No meetings with others except Zoom and phone, email.I am missing social time with friends.
    Work and life is less hectic and so reading what is on line.
    I’ve started walking twice a day as feeling better lately from leg injury .
    So all good…….. ironically it feels like a nurturing and healing time for us lucky ones and for our Mother Earth.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I’m glad to hear that. Let’s love what we have, which changes in this situation. I’m interested in how people’s frame of mind changes as time passes, and we’re deprived of flesh-and-blood company for longer.

  5. joliesattic says:

    I’m not a poet, but what came to mind
    To keep from going insane
    Is how about a hoedown
    with plenty of libation?

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yay, I obey. Dancing on coffee in sunshine here.

  6. There was a young lady in lockdown
    Who struggled to pull her own socks down
    With a bend and a stretch
    She started to retch
    and threw up all over her
    dressing gown 😂

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Adorable. The poem, not the mess. And eerily prophetic

  7. Robyn Haynes says:

    Oh Rachel, I’m losing track of the days too. But does it really matter?
    Isolation/sheer frustration/meditation/relaxation; lockdown/upsidedown/dumbing down/dressing gown. I know you could make a wonderful poem of that.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I think you just did: a minimalist poem, maybe

      1. Robyn Haynes says:

        You are too kind 🙂 Totally unintended

  8. anne leueen says:

    I can see the days on the sides of the boats. As for my days they are away now in totes. Locked down. Locked in. But to dream is no sin!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      My word that’s an interesting thought

  9. Cathy Cade says:

    I know which day it is from which pilbox I’ve reached in my weekly supply box (unless, of course, I’ve forgotten to take one.)

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      That’s a useful side effect of taking medication 🙂

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