How are we all?
As a natural introvert, this is pretty much my idea of bliss: enforced staying in, no contact except with those I love. I'm happy to wake up at my usual time and, in lieu of my 20 minute walk to work, read for a bit longer. Or start work earlier, so I can knock off similarly and then spend the extra time at the allotment.
So far I have:
- read an inordinate amount of crime fiction, because I find this soothing
- planted 4 rows of potatoes at the allotment
- sowed many seeds at home, which I regularly stand over, raising my hands, saying "grow my pretties, GROW"
- made cinnamon buns and focaccia
- chatted to family via video call
- invented quizzes to keep people I work with occupied with my nonsense even when I'm not physically there
- weeded the front garden
- started learning Spanish (once started, long abandoned)
- bent myself to a benevolent yoga goddess and practised most days (even if only for 20 mins at a time)
- eaten too much chocolate, crisps and bread but I don't care
- cycled near-empty streets
- started a podcast
- repainted the house
- started a couch to 5k
- become an influencer
- mastered the art of cordon bleu cookery ("sandwich for dinner okay, yeah?" "yeah")
- put all my "content" online - mainly because I have no content
- started any of those challenging books people say are good for lockdown situations. James Joyce, I'm looking at you
- written a blog post about all the things people should be doing or how they could improve themselves during this time.