Are you an Essential worker?
Not in the slightest.
How many drinks have you had since the quarantine began?
Depends on the day. Sometimes it’s half a bottle of wine, sometimes a hard cider, sometimes none at all. I want to go to the liquor store to get something more exotic.
If you have kids, are they driving you nuts yet?
They were earlier in the week, but I think that was primarily due to PMS.
What new hobby have you taken up during this?
Is laziness a hobby? Actually a friend invited me to join a private FB group with her yoga teacher who is offering online classes for free, so I’ve been doing a bit of that. It’s not new but at least it’s something.
How many grocery runs have you done?
For a while I was going far too often. I’m trying to go once a week now, as I was buying way too many snacks.
What are you spending your stimulus money on?
Probably house stuff. I’d like to buy a KitchenAid mixer, but I don’t think I’ll be able to justify the expense.
Do you have any special occasions that you will miss during this quarantine?
Other than our planned trip to Florida that was supposed to be this week? Still aggravated about that.
If a burglar breaks into your house, are you prepared to suppress them?
Hahahaha yes. I don’t write about it here, but my husband’s hobby is competitive shooting, plus we have four relatively large and impressive looking dogs (who would just try to lick an intruder to death, but if they are all running at you that is not going to be the first thought in your mind).
What movie have you watched during this quarantine?
We watched Onward this week. The ending hit me right in the feels. The kids were like, “All that just to talk to your dead dad for a few minutes? Seems like a waste,” and suddenly I was in tears because I would do just about anything if it got me a few minutes with my dead dad. (See earlier remark about PMS.)
What are you streaming with?
All the things. Netflix, Hulu, BroadwayHD, Shudder, CBS All Access, YouTube, Prime… I think that’s all of them.
9 months from now is there any chance of you having a baby?
If a baby shows up I’ll (1) be furious and (2) have a lot of explaining to do, since Rob had a vasectomy after Sophie was born.
What’s your go to quarantine meal?
Anything I can cook on the grill - burgers, hot dogs, sausages, chicken…
Is this whole situation making you paranoid?
I’m just paranoid about when and how all of this will end. I want my life back.
Has your internet gone out on you during this time?
Oh thank god no!
What month do you predict this all ends?
I hope it’s over by mid-May so my sister can have her wedding as planned Memorial Day weekend.
First thing you’re gonna do when you get off quarantine?
Take the kids to Six Flags to ride rollercoasters - or possibly to White Water for water slides, depending how long this goes on…
Where do you wish you were right now?
Sitting on the damn beach listening to the waves with a beer in my hand.
What free from quarantine activity are you missing the most?
I just miss being able to go places. Eating out, browsing at stores, going to work, every damn thing!
Have you run out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer?
Nope, we’re good. And I’ve got an Amazon order of toilet paper coming by the end of the month, and Rob figured out how to make hand sanitizer (aloe and rubbing alcohol), so we’re set for a while.
Do you have enough food to last a month?
We could make it stretch if we had to, but the stores here have plenty at the moment. Maybe not always a lot of selection in meats and soups, but frozen stuff seems to be fine.