We’ve been stuck in the house for the better part of the last week. Mary’s managed to get out a few times to run to the store, and has found the stores out of a lot of things, but we haven’t starved yet. She had been doing a lot of bulk cooking, where, for example, she’ll make a big pot of chili or soup and pour it into freezer containers, so we have a few meals pre-made. All we have to do then is put the frozen stuff in the microwave or the Instant Pot and heat it up when we’re ready to eat.
We spend a lot of time at home, anyway, so being self-quarantined hasn’t been an issue. When we would go out, it was typically to the Starbucks about five minutes from home. She’d knit, crochet, watch videos or read, I’d spend the time writing blog posts, reading other blogs and commenting on them, or watching YouTube videos… in short, nothing that we couldn’t do at home, anyway.
I’ve had plenty to do on the blogging front, with the rapidly-approaching A to Z Challenge, as well as blog posts that I need to write for the Challenge blog. And just because I’m doing the Challenge doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop doing all the other blogging I do (including Song of the Day, Song Lyric Sunday, Share Your World, Monday’s Music Moves Me, Two for Tuesday, One-Liner Wednesday, Writer’s Workshop, The Friday 5×2, and Stream of Consciousness Saturday), so I’ll spend a lot of time on the desktop and the laptop writing blog posts.
Mary always manages to have a lot to do. My handicap means that the bulk of the housework has fallen on her shoulders, but she still has a lot of time to read, knit, crochet, check Facebook, watch videos, and shop online, all of which she does with great alacrity (that’s a great word; I think I’ll use it more frequently). Molly, our last cat, spends half the day in bed and the other half on Mary’s lap.
In short, life at Chez Holton is pretty normal, self-quarantine notwithstanding.