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Life in the Time of COVID: A Timeline

7:30 a.m: Wakes up and makes oatmeal and tea for breakfast.

8:00 a.m: Makes a half-assed attempt to feel like a person. Puts on clean-ish clothing. Sorta does hair and makeup, in case I have any Zoom meetings.

8:30 a.m: Signs on to computer to check in with work. Notes that it’s going to be a long fucking day.

9:30 a.m: Has a cupcake for second breakfast. Is this a good or bad start to the day? Does it even matter?

10:00 a.m: Joins conference call. Pretends life is going swimmingly and that I am not ready to tear my hair out. Already thinking about what to have for lunch.

11:00 a.m: Prepares/heats up lunch. Does a mini photo shoot of lunch for Instagram. Spends 10 minutes editing photos to post on Instagram while eating.

11:30 a.m: Tries to get more work done. Cries in frustration because it’s only 11:30.

12:00 p.m: Takes a short walk outside to stretch legs. Contemplates running away but there is nowhere to fucking go.

12:30 p.m: Watches the cat stare out the window for 5 minutes. Cat eventually realizes I’m creeping on him and leaves.

12:35 p.m: Makes work phone calls. Explains for the umpteenth time how remote access works and how to download the Zoom app to multiple people.

1:15 p.m: Pounds head on wall.

1:30 p.m: Makes tea and a snack even though I’m not hungry.

3:30 p.m: Cat farts on the forms I brought home, signaling that it is time to give up on working for the day.

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4:00 p.m: Does a yoga video because it’s one of the few things keeping me sane.

5:00 p.m: Makes dinner.

6:00 p.m: Takes walk with Boyfriend around the neighborhood. Laments over the fact that there are a lot of dogs outside, but I can’t pet them because I need to stay away from their owners. Life is not fair. 😦

6:30 p.m: Tries to coax the rabbit in the yard to play with me. Rabbit runs away, so I give up and go inside to play Zelda.

8:00 p.m: Reminds Boyfriend for the 300th time that I’m bored. Eats more food.

8:30 p.m: Showers and gets ready for bed.

8:45 p.m: Reads and/or stares at phone in bed, wishing that sleep would just come already because I’m fucking bored and don’t want to be awake anymore.

*Tosses and turns all night*

 

That’s it in a nutshell. There’s been a lot of cooking/baking, video games, and frustration at our house. I imagine things aren’t terribly different for the rest of you. It’s a rough time for everyone in general, especially people who struggle with mental health issues, like depression and anxiety. I came across an article earlier that I found pretty helpful, so I’m going to link it here for anyone who might want to check it out.

What have you guys been doing to keep yourselves busy? Whatever it is, I hope you’re all safe and healthy. ❤

 

5 thoughts on “Life in the Time of COVID: A Timeline

  1. My day is a lot like yours. Get up, eat, work from him, eat, work, try not to get distracted, try to deal with tech issues with coworkers, ale a walk with wife (maybe kids too), eat dinner, read, play on twitter, eventually sleep, repeat.

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