My default in life is to stay at home.

This lifestyle works perfectly with my depression and social anxiety.

So you would think this whole “shelter in place” thing would be right up my alley.

I’m fine when I’m choosing to stay at home – but tell me I HAVE to stay at home …

Now, all of a sudden, I feel put upon.

And I know I am being totally unreasonable.

We are so fortunate.

We both work from home.

I can still go out and get groceries.

I’m 66, so I can even take advantage of the places that offer senior-only hours.

(Haven’t done that yet, but I can, and I might, since my last venture to the store found me facing off with many bare shelves; very frustrating when I shop from a list – based on the recipes I’m planning for the week.  My list isn’t very flexible, but then neither am I.  I’m not one of those wonderful cooks who can just throw something together with whatever is in the house.  Just like I can’t improvise music.  On my gravestone, it will read – “She sang it as written.”)


We have two cats who demand as much attention as we are willing to spare them.

And so far, we have no symptoms – unless someone tells me COVID-19 can strike only one side of your nose, I’ll assume it’s allergies.

I am doing my Duolingo daily; and have even added back the flash cards.

I’m reading a Christopher E. Moore book (and he’s one of my faves).

I am netflixing (Love Sick, Loaded and Cuckoo); and Bill and I are doing Amazon Prime streaming (The Crown, The Boys, Grand Tour, James May Our Man in Japan).

And we’re listening to the many podcasts we enjoy (Penn’s Sunday School, Star Talk (with Neil deGrasse Tyson), Doug Loves Movies (and Doug Loves Minis), Skeptics Guide to the Universe, The Bible Geek (Robert M. Price), Lexicon Valley, Tell ‘Em Steve Dave, and sometimes we’ll venture back into Kevin Smith land with Hollywood Babble-on and Smodcast.

And yet, sometimes, I am bored, bored, bored.

What a fucking spoiled brat I am.

Part of the problem, I think, is I have been spending an inordinate amount of time on my computer playing games.  And after a while, that gets mind-numbing.

So I am now a social-distancing hooker!

I picked up my latest Dikke Dame Doll project that has been languishing next to my computer.

I want to finish it because now I feel inspired to make a different Doll!  I am currently working on a (female) Santa, but I want to make an Alice in Wonderland Doll (and maybe others to go with – like a Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, etc. – we’ll see).

I hope y’all are staying safe out (or in) there; and that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t an oncoming train!



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