Going solo – Day 19 (Just…you know the drill)

So here we are, Friday night.

My kids went to their Dad’s place for the first weekend since this whole “the world as we know it is ending” situation started. So I’m gonna…well…stay home alone.

With the dog of course, but she just ate her own poop so she not the absolute best company 🤷🏻‍♀️

I have a list of things to do:

  • Clean everything
  • Put away all of the detritus that comes from sheltering in place teenagers/young adults
  • Shampoo the kitchen rug (see previous comment on Dixie’s activities)
  • Put crabgrass preventer on my lawn – I ordered it to be delivered tomorrow from Home Depot
  • Sew masks
  • Finish my painting
  • Laundry
  • Watch Tiger King and join 2020 culture
  • Takeout food?
  • Virtual yoga (maybe twice?)
  • Go for a walk (maybe twice?)

I guess that’s a sufficient list for 48 hours.

Today I worked. Walked. Ordered crabgrass preventer.

Also ordered some of these less DIY masks – they donate one for every one you buy so that felt like a good trade off.

I am feeling a little like if the air is so dangerous that I have to wear a mask I’d rather just not go out. I’m not sure I believe that if this deadly ass germ is floating around in clouds my cloth mask with a piece of vacuum cleaner bag shoved into it is going to protect me.

To this end I am re-investigating Instacart as a way to get food next week. Has anyone successfully done this without ending up with a million weird substitutions? Also – there is a pick-up option – maybe that’s better/less pricey? These are not decisions I am prepared to make. I need more information.

I signed up today for a “pro” Zoom account so that I can host my book club later this month. It was $15 which is less than I would have spent on food if people came to my house (remember when we used to invite people INTO our houses?!) so it seemed worth it to be able to chat for more than 40 minutes.

Amanda made the Dalgona/whipped coffee again and I am drinking some (with a LOT of milk and ice because damn that stuff is potent) at 6pm so I am basically going to be up all night.

I watched KingGutterBaby’s latest Covid Update – she said this is likely a 2 month situation. Obviously she doesn’t have a crystal ball, but that feels like a good light at the end (or like, near the end) of the tunnel.

Walking today, my friend pointed out that a year from now when we (I) read back over these posts we (I) will be like “how was that even real?!” which is exactly why I am writing down all of this mundane yet surreal shit every day.

I am overjoyed that people are reading it (a small audience, but still I appreciate you!) but it’s mostly just my own record of these insane days.

And they are insane. It’s not just you (or me) not able to get our heads around it. It is legit INSANE. And we are all kicking ass at surviving the insanity. Go us.

And with that, I say as I always do, hang in there my friends.

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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