So I am catching up on my podcasts.
And I’m part way through this one from Radiolab: The Cataclysm Sentence and having to pause because it struck me…
Cataclysm sentences Continue reading “Another listen”
I’m sure I’m not the only one having these moments.
Not the only woman who has a hot flash and wonders if it’s the start of a fever. (Of course not. Don’t be silly.) Continue reading “It continues to be surreal”
So a few days ago I had groceries delivered, as I mentioned. And as I mentioned, I really tried to keep everything contained – wiped things as they came from bags, then set aside to keep from touching anything that didn’t need to be handled or used immediately (to give any remaining virus a chance to die before I come in contact with it), etc.
And then bundle up a subset for my folks. Continue reading “Exhausting”
Written before the stay at home order here. I don’t know if that changes much of what I said, other than that it’s all just a bit more exhausting now that it’s not a choice.
How quickly things change, from the days (just a few weeks ago) when I’d be angry when Amazon over-promised and (literally) under-delivered. If their site would say something is in stock and available for delivery tomorrow! and then multiple days later it was still “delayed.”
Then, I just felt lied to.
Don’t lie to us. The truth is always better than false hope.
That principle still stands, by the way. Hopeful but realistic expectations are more sustaining than happy falsehood.
These days, I’m just so grateful if something is in stock, or even has an “expected available” date. Even if it’s delayed – Continue reading “Shifting perspective”
Even people who are nearby are far, for the moment. Some of my family is walking distance, and now the weather has finally started to turn nice to walk — but social distancing means staying away. Continue reading “Missing”
As I type this, we don’t yet have a shelter-in-place order here — but I have been, since I came back from the office last week. (And basically for the week before, as well.)
For the foreseeable future.
Everyone else who’s self-isolated seems stir crazy with the sudden smallness of their world — but really, until I fling myself across the globe on a trip (no time soon, alas), this is my normal.