Checking In

Hi, long time no talk.  Wow, I did not plan to take a break from the blog but my normal weekend things post writing time came and I discovered I had very little to report.  And I seem to have forgotten how to take pictures of anything but my dog sleeping in different places in our house.  So how are you??

Are you surviving?  Are you staying healthy and are you staying the fuck home??  In the absence of anything else to do, I am funneling my energy into being angry at people who aren’t taking this seriously.  Even this extreme introvert does not want to stay locked in her house forever so please don’t see your family (even though they’re your family and you miss them) and please don’t go to Home Depot so you can complete a project or be out golfing or hanging out in public parks with your friends.  Sheesh.

Please tell me how you’ve been passing your time.  I will tell you I’ve watched three seasons of Sex and the City, completely caught up on Schitt’s Creek, of course watched Tiger King and something like 15 movies.  I have not read nearly enough!   We’ve been walking the pup and this past weekend was nice enough to pull out the patio furniture, thank god!!  We also celebrated Joey’s birthday to the best of our ability.  It was going to be Rockies Opening Day this year 😦  Still, Lori delivered Los Arcos for lunch and we ordered Hop Alley for dinner and indulged in a $20 movie rental.  Never Rarely Sometimes Always was so so heart-wrenching and good!

We also went under contract on a house a couple of weeks ago!!!  What a strange time to be buying a house, but here we are.  This was actually a house I looked at on my own while Joey was briefly in Vegas what feels like years ago, but was really less than a month ago.  I actually really liked the house but felt like the kitchen might be a bit small and the price a bit too high.  However, we heard from the selling realtor that they had had THIRTY showings and ZERO offers so we decided it might be a good opportunity to swoop in with a lower offer.  It worked!  We are so very excited to have found something move-in ready, in our budget and in our neighborhood.  We are, however, going from one to four bathrooms, which sounded amazing until we realized we have to clean all those bathrooms 😛

Okay, I think I hit all the important notes.  I really hope you are all hanging in there.  I feel very lucky to still be working from home and to not be living alone, but I know not everyone is in the same boat and I am sending you my well wishes.  Sometimes I forget Joey is an extrovert.  This weekend was a true struggle for him 😦  Stay safe, everyone!

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Weekend Things & Stay Safe!

Hello from truly the strangest, most stressful and worrisome times.  I hope you are safe and well and, unlike me, your anxiety level is not at a ten.  So much has happened so quickly and it all feels surreal.  Remember how last week’s post didn’t even mention the Corona Virus?!  And now here we are.  This is a reminder to myself most of all, but let’s all breathe and seriously, please stay home if at all possible!

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Joey flew out to Vegas last Wednesday, partly for a work expo and partly for the Pac-12 Tournament but when all of the games were cancelled, I practically begged him to come home early.  He was able to change his flight to Friday afternoon, then rode the Light Rail to Union Station and walked over to Whole Foods so we could brave grocery shopping together.  It actually wasn’t as bad as I’d expected but some of the pantry aisles were pretty ravaged.  We got enough stuff to last us a week or so.  I didn’t see any panic shopping, thankfully!

Back at home, we ate dinner and watched Big Time Adolescence, which premiered at LAST YEAR’S Sundance Film Festival and I’ve been watching out for it ever since.  It stars Pete Davidson and we both really liked it!  It’s on Hulu if you want to check it out 🙂

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I truly didn’t leave my house or my pajamas on Saturday.  Am I proud or embarrassed?  Hmm.  Friday night, I mentioned that Clueless was an Emma adaptation and Joey’s response was that he’d never really seen Clueless… WHAT??  Well that had to change, so we rented it up.  You ever re-watch a movie from your childhood and realize just how many times you’d seen it because you know every line, every song, every outfit?  That happened to me.  What a hilarious script though!  The movie holds up!

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The only credit I give myself for Saturday is that we cooked dinner.  I promise there’s really creamy pasta and zucchini noodles under all those toasted breadcrumbs.  I really love this recipe!  Plus we finally watched There Will Be Blood.  Now that’s a movie!  Between Okja, Escape at Dannemora and There Will Be Blood, I guess we are only watching Paul Dano things now 😛

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I think this photo sums up our Sunday anxiety level.  We had breakfast and got our chores taken care of, then I headed out for my re-scheduled facial from last weekend.  I’m not going to lie, I kept wondering if I should still being doing things like getting a facial but I went.  Afterward, I came home and cleaned up and then we went to my parents’ for corned beef and cabbage.  Am I somehow the most worried person in my family about all of this??  Apparently!

Though our office remains open and employees are welcome to work there if they want, we did ask that anyone not feeling well please stay home and though I feel fine, I just felt more comfortable grabbing my computer and working from home.  Please hang in there, everyone and be smart about all of this!