Easy thrills in lockdown

drawing of woman with medal: thrills before lockdown, and after lockdown, thrilled by a bag of groceries

Thrills before lockdown for COVID-19 were hard-won: a sophisticated person like oneself might get a mild buzz from a gold medal or the Nobel Prize. Possibly. By contrast, thrills in lockdown are less sophisticated: a bag of groceries on the doorstep is an Event with a capital E.

Today I’m incandescent with excitement. Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has decreed that the Easter Bunny is an essential worker in New Zealand, and thus the Easter Bunny has duly delivered some home-made cookies and Easter eggs to my door.

I’m not sure I can bear the adrenalin rush, but I’m strong, I’m willing to take the risk.

Thank you, busy busy Easter Bunny! My blessings on your work.

10 thoughts on “Easy thrills in lockdown

  1. simplywendi says:

    🙂 so happy the Easter bunny showed up!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Aren’t I the lucky one?

      1. simplywendi says:

        absolutely! 🙂

  2. I will know the thrill of the bag of groceries on my doorstep in a few hours, Rachel. My order will hopefully contain everything on my list but I put some substitutions on there as a “just in case” option. I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Thanks for finding the humor in a very bad situation. Now if someone would just fill in the pot holes as a helping hand to those of us who have to navigate some really bad sidewalks *****

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I keep resisting the need to book a delivery a week in advance. But I’m well catered for by daughters, and no pot holes in sight.

      1. My kids live too far to help much but they call every day for moral support. With everything locked down we can only have one visitor at a time.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I wish our so-called leader had the wonderful sense of humor of yours. He just thinks gun stores are essential. He would probably shoot the Easter Bunny!(grump rant for the day.)

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Let it rip!

      1. Elizabeth says:


  4. What fun!!