social distance diaries: day 4 & 5

Day 4

6:15 – morning as usual, breakfast, cat time

7 – morning Yoga with Kassandra flow

7:45 – one of the ferals who disappeared after the daylight savings shift returned! yay!

8 – hurry to get back on chat…

11-12:30 deal with mom stuff, phone calls, lunch, wonder if I’m sick tired or just “I’m always tired so what else is new” tired

1 – ordered myself the $20 surprise box from Love’s Sweet Arrow (bookstore) as a Good Thing of the Day

2-3:30-ish monitor online faculty meeting/chat simultaneously

3:35 – get call from mom that her pain has worsened, plan for worst case scenario and drive over…

5-6:30 mostly panic over whether or not my mother, grandmother, and I are now infected after visit to ER facility. Contact was limited, mask was worn, hands were cleaned, all clothes was stuffed in a bag for disinfecting upon arriving home

[a lot happened, lots of fears were tapped. I did some rage tweeting.]

8 finally go home. wash wash wash! feed self. try to relax

went to bed around 11 because couldn’t come down from the high of adrenaline for a while

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Day 5

all the emotions today. woke up, waited for pharmacy to open, went for a walk, bought a social distance latte because I needed it (our county is take-out only), back to pharmacy for pickup and supplies for mom (just in case). back home. quick lunch (finally had an appetite), caught last 5 minutes of a meeting, chat with coworkers, another walk, shower and try to relax, call with university therapist because I NEEDED IT.

Going to finish a book and write a review because I need something normal.

Trying to mitigate little panic attacks with deep breathing and podcasts. Every cough feels like a death knoll.

 

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social distance diaries: Day 2

so this is my new normal.

6:30am wake up, coffee, don’t make the bed because the cats have taken over…

7am search for a foldable laptop/tray table because if this is my new normal, I need a better solution than working on my lap [I have a desk, but I need a dedicated work station for work brain]

8am sign on to work work work the chat service for the next two hours

9am get my ire up because local uni (NSU) is still letting students hang out in the library, where staff are required to work (local news is reporting that NSU has 6 COVID student cases and many more in the county)

9:50am try to explain to student that we don’t have hotspots for every student 😦 [in-need students were identified for first dibs]

10:30am we have a tray table!

12-1pm lunch and google hangout with coworker

1:45pm learn we’ve gone remote through end of term and maybe into the summer

2pm zoom zoom zoom meeting with department folks

3pm took a walk and a quick workout for the sake of moving and deep breathing

3:30pm lots of texting with staff that I didn’t get to connect with earlier

4pm get back to reading for reviews and emailing

call it quits at 5.

dinner and finish the night with more reading for reviews

 

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