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Day 03 — Lunch Time

Here’s to another day with no social contact, aside from the texts. This brings back memories of how I spent my college summers at home. I’d stay up until the wee hours of the morning, we are talking about 5 or 6 a.m. and I’d sleep all day, and repeat. Something about the world sleeping while I was wide awake brought me peace. I didn’t have to talk with anyone, just me, my thoughts and the other night owls on the web. The other perk was I didn’t suffer through the hot and very humid summers accompanied by mosquitoes.

Today’s perk from working from home is… Let’s see if you can guess this perk.

Many people do this at the beginning of the week in large batches. They often take this to work.
You need this in order to survive.

What is this perk?

You guessed it, Lunch! I was able to make myself a quesadilla and it actually be fresh for lunch! I like the fact that I can cook meals fresh in my own home and still be able to come back to work. No more fretting in the morning as to what I’ll have. If I don’t meal prep before work, typically I scrounge the cabinets and fridge for whatever is easiest. I might be able to get used to this house arrest thing.

I haven’t heard the latest COVID-19 news yet, but its only day 03, could there be much news other than more people are being infected and unfortunately people are still dying from this virus. Please check in with your loved ones, check in daily with the higher risk populations, make sure they know you are thinking about them and love them. We would not be here without the elders.

‘Til tomorrow.
-WN

Day 02 — Death by Webinar

The commute to the office was easy. No traffic just a sleepy cat that needed to be relocated off of me. The coffee was excellent and the day started right on the dot. Today’s going to be a great day, or so I thought.

I enjoy Ted talks that are short about 15min or really any movie about that length. I’ve attend webinars in the past, but today was just dreadful. Back-to-back webinars, for 4 hours, all centered around the same topic: covid-19.

By the time I left my office desk my brain was fried. Each webinar offered a few tips here and there but generally had the same messaging: treat this like a natural disaster oh and we are all in uncharted waters (well that makes me feel better).

Yoga brings together the mind, body and soul.

To revive my fried brain, I attempted to do yoga. I never understood the purpose of yoga. I thought it was for the weak who didn’t want to lift iron. Today I found out I was wrong. Yoga is challenging and I probably should do more of it now that I’m on house arrest.

After I did just 30 mins of yoga, I felt relieved from the day at work. Tomorrow will be a new day, a new challenge. But… I’d like to know what you’re doing during these uncertain times to keep your sanity.

-WN

P.S. — typing this from my phone is a but of a challenge vs. my computer, lesson learned.

Day 01 – House Arrest 2020

In this new series, I want to just write about anything that comes to mind during my 14 day house arrest, I mean stay-at-home policy. After all, the time is now to write because all I have on my hands is thyme… Just warning you, I enjoy puns. Anyways….

I along with many others are getting acquainted with our “new normal” life. Our pets, children and partners are our new co-workers. My coworker thoroughly enjoys naps in the sun light, laying on my keyboard (while in use might I add) and informs me when he is “starving.”

I must say that I’ve never lived in a time quite like this. Sure, there was the H1N1 scare, Ebola, the annual Flu virus, even 9/11 but COVID-19 takes the cake. Empty shelves is trending while consumers frantically buy all the toilet paper and cleaning products they can get their hands on. I wonder if they know something that I don’t.

Hand washing is on the rise, which I think is a positive thing that has evolved since the outbreak began. I’ve become more aware about the surfaces I touch and changed how frequently I wash my hands.  

For now, I’ll be zooming through meetings while trying to not go insane in an 936 sq. ft. apartment. I’m sure my cat will grow tiresome of my company and find ways to hide from me.

What are some things you are doing during this pandemic? Has your life changed entirely?

-WN