Yesterday was truly shelter in place for me — I only left the house once, for a mile walk to start getting my knee working properly again — and here’s what I have already learned:
- I could really get used to not having departmental meetings.
- Since the gym is now closed and I’m not running around downtown, my day job, writing work, and all the recreational activities left to me, consist of me sitting/standing/strolling as I carefully eye something less than five feet from my face, and often less than two. This needs to change.
- Working by myself at home is efficient but just as mentally fatiguing as a longer day spent in coffeeshops or the office. During an old-normal day, I took my downtime in dribs and drabs: same mental load spread across twice the time.
- The first lil speck of a baby squirrel! This one was a bit bigger than the toddler babies I had at the old house last year, but then, this isn’t quite so safe a neighborhood if you’re a baby squirrel.
- This back deck is a fine thing.
- Now that I am not in and out of the house so often, the house stays cleaner than I thought it would with me here 24/7 — except for the kitchen.
- Wearing black full-time always seemed like a good idea, but right about now, I would kill for a red teeshirt. I daydream about old gold and fawn and dark teal.