Sparkling Isolation – Day 18

Not much to say

After my massive epiphany of yesterday, I feel rather awkward posting something so mundane, but today was essentially a boring day. It’s not that I am ignoring the insights I had yesterday, but today I had a singular focus: finish up the final projects for the online class I am taking. The final deadline is tomorrow night at midnight, and since I’m the King of all procrastinators, I wanted to see if I could kick my own butt into gear and just get things done.

I did it!

At 2 p.m. today I submitted my final project for the class. Done! Then, of course, I found myself with nothing to do. The weather was dodgy – cold and damp with occasional sun – so going out for a walk was not alluring.

So today was the first day in a long while that I have stayed entirely in my apartment, never even venturing outside. After completing my online class assignments, I found myself at rather a loss for what to do. I don’t need to cook anything since I have plenty of leftovers from the past few days. Most of my friends seemed to be occupied with other things today, and I had no pre-set meeting planned.

So today has been a rather quiet and uneventful day. I managed to stick to my “only 10 minutes a day” schedule of checking news, and that helps keep me from losing my mind. So here I am, just doing a bit of ‘stream of consciousness’ into this post.

As I think about it, this was actually a pretty good day. I mean, I did not have an emotional meltdown. I didn’t get stressed about the world situation since it’s entirely beyond my control. I did not read much news, nor did I dive into social media posts so I managed to stay in a nice state of equanimity most of the day.

Tonight, I think I will mix up a nice batch of cocktails and find something funny and diverting to watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime (the two services I have available to me). I haven’t owned a television since 2005, so anything that is not available for streaming on one of those two services is not going to be on my radar – and positive upside of not having TV is that I never have to accidentally see the news or a press conference or anything that upsets me. Any news consumption is 100% by choice.

So I guess today’s post is not profound nor is it evidence of any epiphany. It’s just a rather mundane ‘report of my day.’

Honestly, I kind of hope that tomorrow is similar. It’s nice to have just a ‘normal’ day once in a while lately.

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