So I’m on Day 2 of involuntary quarantine. How are y’all faring? I’m as comfortable as I’m gonna be, so take that for whatever it’s worth. I mean, I’m sitting at my desk for 8-9 hours, then move to the couch or the bedroom to chill/unplug. But at least the babies are happy I’m home. They fight over who’s going to lay in the chair next to my desk, or in/on my own chair, or for the box sitting in the floor behind my chair. Never mind that there’s room for both of them in all three places, they are territorial little shits who (I think) love to fight for the sake of fighting. But to be fair, it’s usually Selina instigating the fights. (reminds self to never again name a cat after a Batman villain)
I have plenty of amenities (TOILET PAPER!). I was lucky and found some at an area CVS and was able to stock up a month or so’s worth until my online supplier got more in stock. Most nonperishables I buy online anyways, so I can get what I need in time. It’s the fresh food that I have to actually get out of the house to go get. My doctor keeps strongly urging me not to get out unless I don’t have to. As an asthmatic and diabetic, that’s 2 strikes against me apparently. BLEH. So I’m being a good girl and doing what I can not to lose my mind at home. At least working from home this time around is much different than when I had to do it when I was married. I still miss being around my team. At least this way I’m staying out of the boss’s candy dish. :)
The most excitement I’ve had so far is when Bruce brought me a spider he’d caught … but apparently not yet killed. It jumped on me and I of course freaked out. It ran underneath my desk, so I spent an hour spraying every bit of bug spray I had around my desk and all over the living room. (and then turning on all fans because I started wheezing)
While I appreciate the “gifts” Bruce brings me, a small part of me wishes he wouldn’t. LOL
I will say this: at least being at home has kept my anxiety down a little. I worry about my folks and have made sure to keep reminding my mom that I can order anything they need online and that they SHOULD NOT LEAVE THE FUCKING HOUSE! I worry about my kid, but thankfully work is keeping busy and secure because it’s an essential position. I worry about my love interest who is also in an essential position is being worked to death. I worry about my BFF’s husband who might be out of a job if our company decides to close the doors and keep remote-work-capable jobs only.
I will always worry about the things I cannot control. I have to keep reminding myself that it will be OK and that I need to let go. Still struggling with that. Both of those actually. I plan to check in on my neighbors if it ever stops raining to make sure they’re both OK. On one side is an elderly couple and their granddaughter. Nice folks. The other side is a young lady who travels a lot for work. She’s very sweet, and I’m hoping that she has a work from home position.
I have a lot of other worries that have been swirling around in my head for a while, but right now I’m too afraid to share them. A part of me fears they’ll come true if I voice them. Silly, I know, but I’m still a superstitious hillbilly. You can take the girl out of the backwoods, but you can’t take the backwoods out of the girl.
Anyway, a large part of me wonders: will this become our new normal? I sure hope not. :(