Week 2.5

Half way through week 2, I think, added another 4 weeks so we are under shelter in place until May 1st. I had a melt down Sunday, it is overwhelming at times. I don’t want to get sick, but I am frustrated by so much. I would love a hug, you know, just a hug.

My concentration also is not great, I lose focus on my tasks. But, I know I can master this. Sleeping has been ok, just doing a little more which is funny, normally I sleep about 6 hours total, now I am doing 8 or so. Plus my skin is great as not touching my face (or trying not too), and sticking to the no sugar (apart from what I bake), which I think is a fair trade off.

I missed my sister’s anniversary – married 13 years! And now my nephew’s birthday 11 today. His friends drove passed and waved and sung to him, which is sweet, but kids feel this stuff a lot more, so sad for him. He is such a social kid, and kind.

Talking to more people online, which is nice and facetiming others, which I tend not to do a lot, which is also nice, but worried about my Dad, and my Grandmother (97!) and all my family so far away.

whine whine whine, I am healthy, I have a roof, a place to stay, a a job, food and running water, I really have it good. I can be disappointed, but I can’t dwell, otherwise I know I will go into depression. So I have silly projects.

Granny having a smoke

Week 2.5 was originally published on Dreaming and Doing

Week 2.5

Half way through week 2, I think, added another 4 weeks so we are under shelter in place until May 1st. I had a melt down Sunday, it is overwhelming at times. I don’t want to get sick, but I am frustrated by so much. I would love a hug, you know, just a hug.

My concentration also is not great, I lose focus on my tasks. But, I know I can master this. Sleeping has been ok, just doing a little more which is funny, normally I sleep about 6 hours total, now I am doing 8 or so. Plus my skin is great as not touching my face (or trying not too), and sticking to the no sugar (apart from what I bake), which I think is a fair trade off.

I missed my sister’s anniversary – married 13 years! And now my nephew’s birthday 11 today. His friends drove passed and waved and sung to him, which is sweet, but kids feel this stuff a lot more, so sad for him. He is such a social kid, and kind.

Talking to more people online, which is nice and facetiming others, which I tend not to do a lot, which is also nice, but worried about my Dad, and my Grandmother (97!) and all my family so far away.

whine whine whine, I am healthy, I have a roof, a place to stay, a a job, food and running water, I really have it good. I can be disappointed, but I can’t dwell, otherwise I know I will go into depression. So I have silly projects.

Granny having a smoke

Week 1

So it has been week 1 isolating, staying away from people – we started shutting down the office Thursday, Friday it was a skeleton crew and Monday it was time to start shelter in place (SIP). What a strange time.

Am I scared? Yes, I am an asthma sufferer, and so every wheeze makes me worry. At the same time, I am pretty healthy apart from feeling old and decrepit at times.. But, I suppose that is aging.

I think the hardest thing is the lack of structure, and then the lack of human contact. I talk to so many people daily, but alone is fine, but I miss the banter. The first few days were harder as I had to find a schedule and implement it. Then to put clothes on and not just work in PJs is also hard. But, I think it is better.

I miss gym, the regular going gave my days a lot of focus. I just missed one cousin’s wedding in the UK, and I am going to miss anothers soon I think in New York. Plus all the shows that have been cancelled – the first year ever I bought so many tickets in advance.

I am not going to ATL this coming week, so will not see my sister and nephews :(, and that really sucks. No Jessica in April either. everyone is stuck I know, but it feels so scary.

But, I think the hardest thing is not knowing when I will see Donovan again. I mean long distance is hard, but I can cope, as I know we are together and then everytime we see each other it is special. But now, when do I see him? It is really hard. I wish we were closer, so at least I would have someone to be with me, but then my apartment is pretty small, and that would be difficult as well.

I think this coming week is baking week, I need an extra outlet. Oh and extra walking plus, I will be doing online fitness classes.

Week 1 was originally published on Dreaming and Doing

Week 1

So it has been week 1 isolating, staying away from people – we started shutting down the office Thursday, Friday it was a skeleton crew and Monday it was time to start shelter in place (SIP). What a strange time.

Am I scared? Yes, I am an asthma sufferer, and so every wheeze makes me worry. At the same time, I am pretty healthy apart from feeling old and decrepit at times.. But, I suppose that is aging.

I think the hardest thing is the lack of structure, and then the lack of human contact. I talk to so many people daily, but alone is fine, but I miss the banter. The first few days were harder as I had to find a schedule and implement it. Then to put clothes on and not just work in PJs is also hard. But, I think it is better.

I miss gym, the regular going gave my days a lot of focus. I just missed one cousin’s wedding in the UK, and I am going to miss anothers soon I think in New York. Plus all the shows that have been cancelled – the first year ever I bought so many tickets in advance.

I am not going to ATL this coming week, so will not see my sister and nephews :(, and that really sucks. No Jessica in April either. everyone is stuck I know, but it feels so scary.

But, I think the hardest thing is not knowing when I will see Donovan again. I mean long distance is hard, but I can cope, as I know we are together and then everytime we see each other it is special. But now, when do I see him? It is really hard. I wish we were closer, so at least I would have someone to be with me, but then my apartment is pretty small, and that would be difficult as well.

I think this coming week is baking week, I need an extra outlet. Oh and extra walking plus, I will be doing online fitness classes.

re these kodama that are lost in #sf?
Kodama

Kodama (木霊, 木魂 or 木魅) are spirits in Japanese folklore that inhabit trees, similar to the dryads of Greek mythology. The term is also used to denote a tree in which a kodama supposedly resides.

This little chalk drawing brightened my walk.

#kodama
#shelterinplace2020
#chalkdrawings (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-FjztJFEb/?igshid=e72laa7ycxms

Kodama

re these kodama that are lost in #sf?
Kodama

Kodama (木霊, 木魂 or 木魅) are spirits in Japanese folklore that inhabit trees, similar to the dryads of Greek mythology. The term is also used to denote a tree in which a kodama supposedly resides.

This little chalk drawing brightened my walk.

#kodama
#shelterinplace2020
#chalkdrawings (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-FjztJFEb/?igshid=e72laa7ycxms

My new daily walk is up to @gracecathedral and then around the neighborhood. I see so much! All the flowers are starting to bloom, I saw a hummingbird, many starlings and lots of dogs. But I love the details around the park and buildings, gates and gate knockers. #horsehead #knocker, #turtlefoundation #shelterinplacesanfrancisco #2020 (at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B97_Kj4J1KR/?igshid=w5dis08yey5n

Walking – Grace Cathedral

My new daily walk is up to @gracecathedral and then around the neighborhood. I see so much! All the flowers are starting to bloom, I saw a hummingbird, many starlings and lots of dogs. But I love the details around the park and buildings, gates and gate knockers. #horsehead #knocker, #turtlefoundation #shelterinplacesanfrancisco #2020 (at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B97_Kj4J1KR/?igshid=w5dis08yey5n

My Sunday recap! Walking past @fnnch mural on Larkin Street, buying a little plant @planttherapysf and stopping @mrholmesbakehouse for a treat. Quiet day. No one out and staying away from high traffic areas. #fnnch #planttherapy #treats #sf #sanfrancisco (at Tenderloin, San Francisco)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9xTIM8Jxkr/?igshid=bnt51liff10d