Just want to check in with my DCIB folks, give us a space to share and support each other and say “oh, you do that too? Then I’m not crazy!”
Who here has:
Dreamed you were somewhere crowded and suddenly realized no one was wearing a mask and panicked?
I did! I dreamed I was on a train to Cleveland! And then you say, “why Cleveland?” and I say “I don’t know”. I guess it was just somewhere I felt like people taking the train would not wear masks?
Gotten into an argument about something with one of your co-quarantine folks and cared deeply about it and then woke up the next day going “wait, why did I think that mattered?”
You would not BELIEVE how many heated discussions I had with my parents about whether or not I needed to wear a coat when walking the dog. I felt strongly (for some reason) that wearing a coat would be a sign of weakness and childishness and I must hold firm to my determination to freeze. My parents felt equally strongly that it was 30 degrees outside and their daughter was going to die of hypothermia. The end result was, I still refused to have an official coat, but I did agree to borrow my Dad’s coat. And then the weather dipped below 30 and even I had to give in. But I still don’t wear a hat! Because I am an ADULT and my parents don’t control me!
Cleared out your house and then realized there was no way to donate/get rid of the stuff you cleared out.
I did this! I have 5 biggish pieces of furniture that I am done with and ready to donate. And they are all sitting in a very crowded closet waiting for the day when donation places do pick up again.
Intended to read a big serious book you always meant to read, and instead read children’s literature.
I was definitely absolutely going to read A Suitable Boy before the miniseries released. And instead, at one point I was reading my nephew’s board books. Lots of good stuff about trucks.
Lost the ability to work without mindless TV playing in the background to keep you company
I notice this particularly when I am working out of my parents’ instead of my house. Because they make comments like “aren’t you supposed to be at work? You’re watching TV!” But it’s really hard to sit alone with a computer all day! I need the background business.