6 days of social distancing (so far)

Note: This is not a comprehensive list.

Things I have not done since the social distancing aka lock-down started 6 days ago:

  • I have not watched Netflix
  • or ate chips
  • or ate chocolate
  • nor have I blow dried my hair
  • or exercised (beyond walking to the bank once)
  • I have not written anything besides blog posts or idiotic tweets
  • or drank enough water
  • or fasted for more than 12 hours
  • there was no wine to drink so I haven’t had any (there is an update on this situation now)
  • and even though gas is super cheap now I have not needed to drive the car anywhere

Things I have done since lock down began

  • Finished reading two books
  • Started reading one library book
  • Loaded several ebooks on library app
  • Ate something every hour (argh)
  • Drank too much coffee and tea (blah)
  • Cooked lunch and dinner for the whole family every day (SIGH it never ends)
  • Yelled about the mess and clutter the girl child is spreading across the main floor (there is also an update on this, with photographic proof which she texted me from the other side of the room) πŸ™ƒ
  • Argued with the teenager that he still has to wash his hands a few times per day even though he hasn’t been out of the house
  • Stared at all the booze that isn’t wine (namely his scotch)
  • Pestered people who are still working via chat apps or social media (you know who you are) (sorry-not-sorry) πŸ˜‰
  • Capture photographic evidence of the mess and clutter everyone is making everywhere so I have future blog fodder (again: sorry-not-sorry)
  • Emptied and cleaned the guinea pig cage
  • Relocated the guinea pig cage to the main living room
  • Pestered the guinea pigs at regular intervals
  • Washed hockey and ringette gear
  • Washed regular laundry
  • Folded laundry
  • Put laundry belonging to adults away
  • Yelled at kids to put their laundry away and then had a fit when 3 days later I found it on the floor in their rooms (I don’t make a habit of going into their rooms, this is hazardous to my already fragile mental health)
  • Wore my new bra and panties
  • Taken selfies of my new bra and panties (just checking who’s paying attention) 😲
  • Drew directional maps to the kitchen on paper napkins when they asked me where the food is
  • Yelled reminders about saving the napkin maps in case we run out of toilet paper πŸ˜‚
  • baked muffins
  • ate muffins

I wrote a much better blog post than this early this morning but it’s too long and too wordy and too ugh, so I’m going to hold off posting it. I may divide it into two and enlighten you twice, later.

Or not.

Anyway, the USA and Canada border is now closed for non-essential travel, so let’s begin the next stage of this lock-down.

Stay home, stay safe, stay sane.

27 thoughts on “6 days of social distancing (so far)

    1. I’m not posting those selfies. πŸ˜‰

      Looks like a bikini though. πŸ™‚

      I think for people like me who wasn’t constantly socializing out of the house, it hasn’t been that hard, to stay in. For those who go out regularly though, it’s a bit trying.

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      1. Aww πŸ˜‰

        If it was just me, staying in all week wouldn’t be much of a problem. The big challenge for us is that we have three kids to entertain and most of the things we would take them to during a holiday are closed. We have fallen into a bit of a pattern now, that seems to be working, but whether we all feel this calm after being cooped up together for another two or more weeks is something that only time will tell.

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      2. I predict it will be several months. Maybe not ‘stay in don’t go out’ but the socializing part…I don’t know. It depends on how crippled the health care system will be in a few weeks.

        I have family in Italy so I’m keeping a close eye on their experiences. The Italians are a very social creature and it’s been challenging for them to stay home and not go out and socialize.

        Good luck. Thank goodness for wifi.


      3. Yes, it’s going to be a long time before things are fully back to normal. I hope your relatives stay safe — from what I’ve read, things are looking very bad in Italy at the moment.

        The wi-fi is proving to be a truly wonderful thing.

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  1. But you took a shower. So if you are infected, your virus just got into the mainstream water supply for the North American Continent. You potentially contaminated an entire species of people. Mercy me.

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      1. The Budweiser Virus? Yeah, but that only infects NASCAR fans and people who binge watch fishing shows. Maybe the Keystone Virus? No, that only infects guys hanging out in front of the local convenience store asking for spare change. Maybe the Pabst Blue Ribbon Virus? No, that only infects backyard mechanics. Wait, I know! The Yuengling Virus, or is that only dangerous to people who like hard to spell things? The Heineken Virus, for people to who think they have money but do not.

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