Sparkling Isolation – Day 14

Short and sweet-ish

Today was not particularly memorable in most ways. On one hand, that sounds kind of sad. I mean, part of my brain thinks “Hey, I’m writing about my experiences here, so I should say something pithy or witty or profound.” On the other hand, I think having a relatively peaceful and (somewhat) normal day is actually a great thing at this point.

I am still dealing with some irritating work-related drama, but that’s nothing new. Most of my friends know that I have been complaining about that for the entire 12 years I have worked in my current position. I’m not happy with the issues, but at least they don’t feel like they are anything bizarre or out of the ordinary.

I connected with a few friends today, and that was great. I had to go out to pick up a few necessary items at the grocery store, and once again it was a fairly simple experience except for the uncanny lack of toilet paper. Where the hell is it all going? Who needs a three-year supply? Hoarding is obnoxious – some people are self-centered jerks. Except for that little moment on a soapbox, my trip for groceries was uneventful.

I don’t own a washer/dryer and have to go to laundromats. That concept was giving me anxiety, but then I realized that one of the laundromats near me has a drop-off service. Sure, it’s more expensive than doing my own laundry, but for $10 I dropped it off and didn’t have to spend hours in a public laundromat. That made me feel a little better.

Tonight I am trying my first time mixing a Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail. In fact, I am sipping it as I type this post. I’m a damned good cocktail maker, I must say. Yum. In this first one, I left out the drop of absinthe – so I guess I am obligated to mix a second one, just for the sake of comparison of course.

So, for today, that’s really all I have. I’m feeling better – every day improves my outlook a bit after my Sunday meltdown.

I think it’s time for a second cocktail.

It’s only Quarantine if it comes from the Quarante province of France. Otherwise, it’s just Sparkling Isolation.