Self Quarantine Log Day 22: The Spite Lists

We’re 22 days in and I’m starting to hate writing about my days. Tonight when talking with my parents we started talking about things we hate. My Bonus Dad and I both have what we call, “spite lists.” Our spite lists are a lovely collection of things we hate for various reasons. While not generallyContinue reading “Self Quarantine Log Day 22: The Spite Lists”

My Five Favorite Authors

I LOVE to read. I always have. Reading has always provided me with a means of escaping reality. It’s an especially welcome distraction right now when I’m stuck inside and finding myself overwhelmed by my anxiety. I’m sure I’m not the only one so I’ve put together a list of my five favorite authors. EachContinue reading “My Five Favorite Authors”

Self Quarantine Day 19: Mom’s Birthday

Today is my Mom’s birthday and I can’t celebrate with her because of the pandemic that has shut down the world. I’m on day 19. Others have been doing this for even longer. My state is on a “Stay at Home” order until April 30th. So not only will I not see my Mom onContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 19: Mom’s Birthday”

Self Quarantine Day 16: Daydreaming of Life After COVID-19

If I have to write another post about my day I may poke my eyes out. We went outside. Chores were done. Fits were thrown. Work was done. Etc. Today I’d rather day dream about life after COVID-19. When this mess is over here’s some of what I’m going to do. 1) Go to aContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 16: Daydreaming of Life After COVID-19”

Self Quarantine Day 14: Keep Going

It’s wildly tempting to give in to the melancholy of all of this and take a day off from writing. It’s funny though, my Lenten promise was to write every day. I’d done a crappy job of it up till this all started. It feels wrong not to write now when I have more timeContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 14: Keep Going”

Self Quarantine Day 13: The Kids Are Alright?

We like to think that our big kids are unfazed by this pandemic but the reality is showing up in their behavior. My son, a normally anxious kid to begin with had a moment today. We were all outside and he’d just gotten fussed at twice for talking back and then had a run inContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 13: The Kids Are Alright?”

Self Quarantine Day 12: Escape

The Hubs and I ventured out today. We’re trying to do as little of this as possible but his project to fix the drainage in the yard has gotten out of hand and we needed groceries. His Mom watched the kids for us so that we wouldn’t expose them to anyone else. Between The BoyContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 12: Escape”

Self Quarantine Day 11: Quarantine Food

I definitely saw the food situation going differently when the topic of social distancing and self quarantining first started getting tossed around here. I had visions of home cooked meals every night and tasty, healthy lunches every day. The reality has been vastly different. For starters, The Hubs has been working late a lot soContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 11: Quarantine Food”

Self Quarantine Day 10: Best Part of the Day

Back when I was in high school my Mom decided that we were going to try and eat dinner as a family. Not long after we realized that dinner conversation tended towards the negative. At some point she decided that she’d had enough and “best part of the day” was born. We do it atContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 10: Best Part of the Day”

Self Quarantine Day 9: Crazy Choices After Midnight

I think I’m going a little loopy. I’m chalking it up to lack of social interaction. I’m an extreme extrovert apparently. Not talking to humans in the flesh is crappy. All phone and no face to face makes Diana a dreary girl. (Don’t worry, I don’t think we have an axe and there’s definitely noContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 9: Crazy Choices After Midnight”