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Quarantine Chronicles Part 2

One of these days I’ll remember that quarantine has two A’s and won’t be as reliant on spell-check. That day is decidedly not today. Anyway, without further ado, he’s what I’ve been up to while stuck in my house. Picking up from where I left off.

Day 13 of isolation

I hurt a lot today for regular shinanigans reasons.  The usual crud so I’m taking it easy.

Lots of New Leaf fishing.  I caught my first shark.  I paid off my first town project.  Starting tomorrow I’ll have a bridge on both ends of the river.  I’m stupidly excited about that, let me tell you.

Might fuck around and finish that book I started yesterday tonight.  Only 300 pages to go.  It should only take 6 hours or so and the day is young.

I made lentil soup today using the majority of systlin​‘s recipe.  My spice cabinet was barer than I anticipated.  (Note to self: restock spices next grocery trip.)  But I made due.  It tastes amazing and I’m on my second bowl for the day.

Day 14 of isolation

Iris is now a temporary blond. Tomorrow I turn their hair green.

I’ve started the process of getting Sammy diagnosed with ADHD. It’s a process but the ball is rolling.

The rest of the day is otherwise quiet. Lots of reading. I’m determined to finish the book I’m reading.

Day 15 of isolation

Left over lentil soup tastes better than fresh lentil soup, which was already good.

I’m up to 4 sharks caught in 3 days. They aren’t as hard to catch as I thought they’d be, once I learned the trick. There is still luck involved but I at least have the skill.

More DnD. Finished our first dungeon.

We’re already planning our next game where we’re all young dragons.

Gonna finish this book tonight. Not maybe. I’m determined.

Day 16 of isolation

Had a bad experience with the DS and ACNL. I dropped the system mid gameplay and it shut itself off. I was sad to lose the time spent so far that day but it usually resets in a way I can recoup except the fishing bit. Only when I turned it back on the internal clock thought it was January 7, 2020. So I had to fix that and it fucked up a lot of things. I almost quit the game then and there. I had just prior to dropping the system bought the last piece needed to complete my butch lesbian outfit and well… who knows if I’ll be able to get that piece again. I’m super sad. But alas, I’ll game on.

The rest of today will be spent watch Ducktales season 2.

I did indeed finish that book last night at like 3am. Time well spent. If you like period romances it’s called The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen and it was good. Very happy ending!

Day 17 of isolation

Today differs because it’s the day I was officially laid off.

Otherwise, it was more of the same. Lots of ACNL and some Ducktales season 2.

Day 18 of isolation

Feeling lethargic, depressed and apathetic.

Day 19 of isolation

Treating myself to a Pirates of the Caribbean binge. Never watched these movies as an out lesbian. Debating what my crush on a Will Turner means for my lesbianism. (To clarify I have zero interest in Bloom himself.)

Trying to spark debate on tumblr.

Day 20 of isolation

Wow. It’s been 20 days and there is no end in sight. I was originally meant to go back to work tomorrow. The kids were originally meant to go back to school today. Clearly neither is happening. We may finish out the school year at home. I’m not sure when I’ll feel safe to job hunt. So much uncertainty.

My appetite is disappearing. Probably stress and depression based. I’m making myself eat, but I’m turning down things like beef curry which is worrisome on multiple levels. But I am willing to eat lighter meals. Lots of Turkey sandwiches. But at least I’m getting protein. Doesn’t help that I’m suddenly drinking pop again because I can’t find mu usual water bit the soda aisle it’s well stocked. We’re do have a water filter so I am getting water in me. But I prefer to drink something with flavor. Anyway, all this soda is messing with my acid reflux which kills my appetite too.

Today I kept myself entertained with finishing season 1 of The Magnus Archives. I’ve started session 2, but I might break from that to watch the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie later tonight.

20 days. Huh.

Day 21 of isolation

I baked the best bread I’ve ever eaten today. It was devoured by the family before it could even fully cool.

I watched the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie and have opinions. Strong opinions.

Day 22 of isolation

Returned my office key at work and picked up my stuff I had in my desk. Wore a mask ADHD used hand sanitizer.

Got the hang of deep sea diving in New Leaf. Sort of.

The Biden post shit storm.

Day 23 of isolation

I was up until fairly late working towards catching up on B99 last night so today I slept in.

Somewhere in the night, I realized I own the full Avatar the Last Airbender series on blue ray so I gathered all the family members who were interested and we’ve set out to watch it all, 4 episodes at a time.

Realized I’m addicted to caffeine again after giving up soda over a year ago.

The storms that are rolling through and the rapidly cycling temperature changes mean I’m in constant pain these days, so now is not the time to cold Turkey caffeine.

The storms have been amazing though.

Day 24 of isolation

Days are starting to blend together.  I’m aiming to keep a schedule of sorts.  No set productivity quota or anything like that.  But I sleep at night, wake before noon, eat my meals around the same time.  Things like that.  I am too neurodivergent to be able to afford to completely break my schedule.  

That said, days still really run together.  And it’s becoming harder to journal the key activity or two of a certain day when I’m having trouble keeping track of what happened when.  But, I’m not just giving up on this journal.  I may be a nobody, but my record will show what a nobody from Ohio was doing during this global pandemic.  If enough nobodies do this there will be actual historical records left behind.  I follow enough academics to know that this record could matter even if I don’t on my own.

I’m not reading much at the moment.  I’m focusing on watching things.  Avatar, B99, and some Ducktales in between.  Once I get bored with screen time I’ll pick up another book, but it’s not like I’m behind on my reading for the year.

Knowing that I work fulltime and have 3 kids I really only aim to read 1 book a month when I set my Good Reads reading goal.  I’m already 4 books ahead for the year.  It doesn’t sound like much when I put it that way, but I’m more than halfway through my goal and the year has barely begun.

I suppose the thing of note for today is that I made chicken noodle soup.  Usually an all-day project for me, but about 2 hours before dinner time I decided I wanted it, so I threw some things into a pot and it turned out the best I’ve ever made.  I think I’ve finally mastered my recipe. 

Otherwise, today was just another day in a long list of days that seem to be exactly the same even if there are minute changes.

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