Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 17

Yall! I am going to have home grown veggies soon. Look at those mators in all their glory. I’m really excited for when they day comes that I can harvest something. I know its going to be soon!

To be completely honest, the work week is slipping into mundane territory. I’m not in full blown complete-all-the-projects mode like I was when all of this began in March. I’ve gotten sucked into binging Hoarders so I have to blame myself for wasting tons of time on that. I also haven’t felt as motivated. I tend to get into these kind of ruts when I get to comfortable in my daily routine, which is certainly happening now that I’ve been working from home for several months now.

I’ve mentioned that I’ve taken to working out to improve upon my general well-being, but I’ve actually lost 10 pounds. I may talk about it about more in another post, but I did want to call out that the 10 pound mark happened this week and I’m rather pleased. Weight loss isn’t the my goal but it’s a really nice side effect!

Over the weekend I found this little guy eating my scallions. Caterpillars are so beautiful. I love the coloring on this little guy! We moved him off of the deck so he wouldn’t keep eating my garden.

I also found myself having a bit of a freak out this weekend. I went out on our deck to do some reading and you could hear a band, super loud, at a bar down the street. I was pissed! Here I am being compliant and following the rules, staying at home and doing my part to minimize the spread of COVID. Meanwhile, there are assholes down the street ignoring all of this science and gathering to listen to some washed up old cover band. And thus, my quiet time at my own home that I’m confined to for my health and the health of others, was interrupted by people who don’t give a single fuck that they are likely spreading COVID and prolonging the pandemic.

I am usually very laid back about those sorts of things, but given the context of the state of the world, I was just livid. That really set me off. So many other countries have been able to get COVID completely under control, but since everyone in the US is so damn worried about “their freedoms” being impeded we can’t get anything done. It would help if we actually had good leadership, but that’s a whole other rant that I don’t have the time to get into in this one post.

That was the first time in isolation that I had a full on freak out, which I suppose isn’t so bad.

My thoughts in summary on this week:
1. I’ve found buying local to be saving us quite a bit of money so far.
2. My period week is coming up and I’m not looking forward to it.
3. I’ve been procrastinating a shoes declutter/clean out and I need to just to it!