Monday, April 27, 2020

Quarantine Date Night

There's nothing I want more right now than to enjoy a burger and fries in an actual restaurant. I'm missing our regular date nights and just being out in general. It's even starting to get to Derek (I admit I started complaining long before him). We still try to have a "date night" to break up the monotony. Our go-to quarantine date night is making White Russians and playing Rummy. I think I've gotten pretty good at making them. I like to use cactus glasses because why not?

One of these bad boys and you are feeling it. 

At this point I expect our third wedding anniversary in May to be celebrated in quarantine. It's a bit of a bummer but I'm just glad that our wedding wasn't planned for this May. I feel bad for the couples that have to change their wedding plans or postpone. Camping is also looking like a distant fantasy right now. Usually our first camping trip of the year is over Memorial Day Weekend. Might have to set up the tent in the living room and play some cricket noises.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

How are we all doing?

My blog has been fairly dormant for a while now but considering the amount of time I'm spending behind my computer these days I think it's time to get back into it. I'm bored and maybe we can be less bored together. I'll try to be as entertaining as possible.

How have you been? I'm doing ok. I'm staying home except to go for short walks or get food. I wear a mask when I'm out. Marty Walsh has asked everyone in Boston to wear a face covering when we're out of our homes and for the most part people seem to be complying. Although I do see quite a few runners and bikers not wearing masks. I know it sucks to have your mouth covered while running or biking but you're heavy breathing all over the place. You need to be wearing one.

I'm working from home except that I had to go into the office to replace our firewall. I managed to do it with our IT company walking me through it over the phone. It's nice and quiet in the office but I miss coming in and seeing my co-workers. I did see my co-worker T today in the office since he works nearby and is usually in checking the mail and turning computers back on if they shut off (why does this keep happening!!!) T has also been watering my work plants. They're still alive and my snake plant even has a new leaf coming up right in the middle.

Things I'm Grateful For
I'm trying to be positive here...
  • That my loved ones are safely at home
  • That I still have a job
  • Video chatting with friends
  • Wine
  • Card games
  • Food delivery
  • Plants
  • Books
  • The internet

What I Have Been Doing to Keep Myself Entertained

I seem to have a new obsession with house plants. I blame this on not having a pet to smother with my love. I ordered two plants online from Planterina and rescued a sad looking African Violet from CVS after Easter. I'm watching plant tour and plant care videos on YouTube. I've learned that I tend to be an over waterer. I'm having dreams of my apartment looking like a mini jungle and now that's all I want. I've always been the type to latch onto an idea or hobby and go all in. It's the follow through that I need to work on. Derek just shakes his head at me and is grateful that we still don't have a cat. There would be a cat if building management allowed it.

Derek and I started watching What We Do in the Shadows on Hulu (the tv show, but the movie is also great). I seem to watch a lot of serious shows and right now I need something that's just fun. Season 2 just came out and the episodes are pretty short if you wanted to catch up. There are a lot of fun cameos so keep an eye out for that while watching.

I'm also watching funny TikTok videos on YouTube because I refuse to download the actual app but also want a good laugh. My current favorites are anything Tiger King related.

Do I think Carole Baskin killed her husband and fed him to the tigers?

I've been reading but not as much as I thought I would be. All my Boston Public Library digital holds have suddenly become available all at once and I don't have time to read them all. I'm still working a full-time job and very busy with my part-time jobs of stressing and new plant mother.

It's Earth Day today!

There's less pollution in big cities and the animals are enjoying empty streets and beaches. If only we could continue cutting emissions and sharing the planet with our animal friends when the pandemic is over.

That's enough blogging for today. Stay safe, wear a mask and I'll try not to let the dust gather on the blog again. Enjoy this photo I took of myself today in desperate need of a haircut.