Just stay home (like this piggy) – Day 9

I woke up this morning to this headline:

Texasx Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick suggests he, other seniors willing to die to get economy going again

I am about 110% sure that is not true. And I am not up for sacrificing any seniors for the sake of the stock market. Nope. That is not a thing that we are doing.

This woman is giving me life on Instagram – she’s a researcher at Emory in Atlanta and she is super smart and sharing all of the science in a very real and accessible way…

I got a new computer (via online ordering of course) because my old one (from 2012 I think) can’t handle video socializing. So quiet and so slow. Poor old lady.

The new one is a Microsoft Surface laptop, which broke my streak on Apple devices but was far far cheaper than any Mac and all I need it to do is Zoom. My new portal to the world.

She’s shiny.

We are all officially shut down now. Which is exactly the same so far as our voluntary shut down. But less voluntary.

Soon we will need milk. I haven’t gone to a store since last Thursday so I am planning with great anticipation. I think I will go to Target, because I love Target and they have non-groceries so it will be a little treat to just see things out in the world.

I wasn’t able to walk yesterday because it was raining (boo). And I can’t go today because I have calls.

Even now work is totally interfering with life.

I’m ok with it. I am very relieved to be able to keep working and not be one of the folks who is furloughed while the world shuts down.

I have been writing letters to my senators to get relief money sent to people and not companies. I get a little screamy with them.

I’m not a fan of Trickle Down economics, in case you can’t tell.

My work just sent a summary of what happened in China when they shut everything down and it suggests that this is a 6-8 week situation (if we really shut down). So all of this “2 weeks and we’ll be back to normal” is a load of 💩.

I wonder if emojis work in here. We are about to find out. New horizons my friends…

I got up today and showered and put on PANTS WITH A ZIPPER so I am totally winning at life. I even put on makeup and jewelry. You are impressed, yes?

My Tylenol stash has arrived. Also poop bags. It’s an exciting day.

I have literally nothing else to say.

Stay home, like the piggy. Do not go to market (I mean, go get groceries if you need to – that’s ok). You could totally cry “wee wee wee wee” and no one would blame you even a tiny bit.

Hang in there.

About Kristen

Me: Kristen, more than 40-something (don't make me face the number), suburban mom of 2, working girl, therapeutic writer, proprietor of an emptying nest Addictions: Iced Coffee, FOMO resulting in twitchy compulsion to check FB/Instagram/Pinterest in an unending loop, texting, hugging my one child while Snapchatting the other and yelling at my dog

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