It’s day 39 of self-isolation due to the pandemic. Most of my days are the same these days so for posterity, I’m doing a DITL post.
-Woke up at 5:39 am, which is a little on the early side these days. If it were a commuting day, the alarm would be set for 5:00 am and I’d snooze for a half an hour to and hour. Lately though, working from home every day, my normal time was around 7:30.
-Got out of bed at 6:05. Grabbed my phone and went to the bathroom and started this blog post. Don’t judge me.
-Showered. It’s been a couple of days. With a choice between yoga pants and lounge wear, I put on comfy pajamas because it’s a little nippy out.
-6:44 am, start my first cup of coffee of the day and drink it while checking emails, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram. Unsubscribed 5, liked 10 Facebook, heart 10 Instagram and uplike 10 Reddit. I’m trying to limit the number of emails I receive and engage more on Social Media. Read through two Atlas Obscura articles sent via email. From Atlas Obscura, started going through The Rescued Film Project website.
7:11 am, finished coffee. Towel dried hair and headed downstairs. Threw yesterday’s (and the day before) clothes in the washer and start the 567th load of laundry this week. Filled the chicken waterer and scooped chicken feed into the feeder. Fed the Chicalettas and gave them each a “good morning” pat.
7:22 am, started second cup of coffee. Finished the row I left off last night on the baby blanket I’m crocheting.
7:43 am, Mark’s up so I can do stuff without waking him up. He’s sleeping later because he’s not working at all- his clients canceled because they’re either not going to work or they’re not allowed out of the senior care facilities. I cleaned off the dining room table and changed the tablecloth from the birthday one leftover from Zombie girl’s 21st birthday to the every day one. I dusted the hutch (Monday’s chore) and dusted the base and door moldings, ceilings, radiator and light fixture (Tuesday’s chore).
8:15 am, logged into work, heated coffee in microwave.
(from this point, please rest assured that I am working from the couch. I run reports and routines that allow me to do other things around the house 😉 I won’t bore you with the minutiae of my job)
9:00 am, bathroom break (coffee kicked in). Checked Memories on FB and wished a couple of friends a “Happy Birthday”. Put clothes into the dryer or hung on the line. Brought some stuff upstairs to put away.9:37 am, gave chickens two old apples and a stale bagel because they were squawking and getting loud. Checked for eggs in garage, nope. (Mark already brought two eggs in this morning from the new girls). Looked up the spelling of “squawking” because I forgot there was a “Q” in there.
9:55 am, texted with a coworker about his baby.
10:31 am, let the dog out, bathroom break. Used the last of the toilet paper, so replaced the roll. Went downstairs to get another for spare roll holder, brought up laundry room garbage which didn’t fit into the bag, so put everything into the kitchen garbage and took it out. Let dog back in.
10:55 am, got a stupid request at work, so I decided to put it on hold and went to search for my high school graduation picture since everyone is posting them on Facebook to support the 2020 graduates. Honestly, if I was a 2020 graduate, I would get depressed seeing all these old photos since I probably won’t be walking in a graduation procession this year. Anyway, I looked in my office and in the basement and I couldn’t find my yearbook or my grad photo so I organized some yard sale boxes in front of the bookcase.
11:05 am, let dog out again, grabbed some more grapes.1
11:39 am, daily call with Dad. We check in every day now due to our isolation orders. It’s nice talking to him for a few minutes a day.
12:06 pm, stopped for lunch because the requests at work are getting stupider. Queued up the movie “The Kitchen” to watch while eating.
1:00 pm, worked on cross stitch while on conference call.
1:51 pm, raided the pantry for a snack. Settled on chocolate macaroons. Started “The Kitchen” again.
2:34 pm, bathroom break, collected two eggs, fed the Chicalettas some Grubblies and played fetch with Archie for a bit.
3:07 pm, Beena sends us a group text of the grandkids cleaning the yard, literally. Washing the house and the fence and the chairs with wipes. Whatever keeps them busy, she says. I send a picture of my pajamas because Elena is wearing the same ones, the ones we got for Utah’s wedding. Utah sends a picture of her legs wearing them too. Same, she says.
3:30 pm, working on my SAL blackwork cross stitch from Peppermint Purple while running plans. My team has “do not disturb” on their Skype, I’m about to do the same.
4:05 pm, took time from working on my cross stitch to make another cup of coffee. I’m feeling like I need a nap, but I have another conference call at 4:30 and closing my eyes is not an option. While I’m up, I wash up the few dishes in the sink, including my coffee cup from this morning.
4:30 pm, get ready for my conference call, can’t find the information. I look in the deleted folder and my boss made it- today- for Monday, April 13th. He’s so bad at remoting in. I emailed asking if we were going to have a meeting, I waited until 5:00 pm. He never got back to me so I logged off. The whole time I was working on my cross stitching.
5:00 pm, went downstairs and lifted weights (arms). Tried to ride the bike but my butt was sore from riding 5 miles yesterday.
5:14 pm, took a half hour nap.
5:46 pm, took venison cutlets out of the fridge. Mark breaded and fried them while I made broccoli and rice. Finished eating and loading the dishwasher and putting the food away at 7:00.
7:06 pm, took the dog for a walk.
7:40 pm, took out everything I did on the baby blanket out and started over.
11:10 pm, went to bed.