But like, it’s a pandemic, not a fun little experiment in telework. Therefore, I am reminded that I must cut myself some slack. The news and reality of what is happening in the world weighs on my soul, just like I’m sure it does for everyone else. I was wrong to assume that I could corral my life into a tightly orchestrated routine.
It’s so poetic and counterintuitive that there is freedom to be found in structure. Weird to say, but I guess I like structure. I like having a morning routine to set me to rights, and a night routine to put myself to bed. These things can become indispensable companions in a world that’s topsy turvy.
Experiencing jealousy is completely normal. Wait, let me say it again, just in case you missed it...
Getting jealous is normal.
It doesn’t make you bad, or immoral. It is not proof that you are a terrible person or a terrible friend.
Everyone’s storm story is different, and hell, I’m home now on the EIGHTH DAY, so I may as well tell you ours. Oh, and I’ll try to throw in a few pictures along the way!
It started at 5:45 this evening. It began as a tiny whisper. Something about it having been a “stressful” Monday, and how nice a big glass of red would be. Just one. It nagged at me, as it tried to convince me that one glass of wine was downright healthy. Perfect with dinner. A great... Continue Reading →
Honesty time. After saying I was going to quit red wine, I did a thing that a lot of drinkers do; I decided that one last “hurrah” was ok. You know, to say a proper goodbye. That opportunity was perfectly presented to me yesterday. My partner, who shall henceforth be known as Mr. Stardust, decided... Continue Reading →
Recently I said something about quitting alcohol. Er...about that... Yep, you guessed it, regrettably, this effort did not stick. I don’t think that I took it seriously enough. I backslid. I fell back into red wine, and also I drank fancy gin and tonics over the Christmas holidays. (I highly enjoyed them. Amazing with limes.) However,... Continue Reading →
10:30PM really snuck up on me tonight. I’ve taken a late Christmas vacation. I’m no longer accustomed to going to bed remotely early. Been leaning a little too hard into the whole “night owl” thing, I suppose. I really have to make this fast, because I have work in the morning. I don’t ever really... Continue Reading →
I cringe when I go somewhere and see everyone staring at their phones. Oddly, it reminds me of this one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The episode I’m thinking of shows up in season 5. It came out in 1991, and is titled “The Game.” In it, Wesley comes back to the Enterprise... Continue Reading →
Realizing that I've just swallowed a lot of pro-morning propaganda has brought about a feeling of liberation almost akin to a religious epiphany.