My freestyle @1secondeveryday is up to 326 snippets since we started staying at home. I say to people, “just assume the rest of time is full of people being annoyed or crying.” We have done lots to keep the kids busy, but obviously only focus on the times we lost our patience.
Work + Family
Were once separate
and now crashing together
Powerpoint to do
Currently working while the kids pop all the balloons in the house.
We’re doing ‘e-learning,’ posting daily work for students, responding to both their work and their parents etc. The issue is that I’m doing that with 2 small children running around screaming. It’s not conducive to working. Anyway, happy week 3/21 days of self-isolation!
In the disco today is Armand Van Helden remixes. We’ve got mixes of Spin Spin Sugar, Sugar Is Sweeter and his collaboration with Dizzee Rascal on the track Bonkers. The last one being kind of perfect to describe our situation.
The one bad habit I now have is going to bed much later. Before, I’d get a decent 7-8 hours sleep, sometimes more. Now, it’s around 6hr and I’m waking after the kids and realising – “it is a bit like the tv, when parents don’t feel with it.” New experiences.
I feel like what works best for me, in terms of habits, is to not tell anyone and just get on with doing whatever I’m doing. It seems so much more successful. No apps, bullet journals, no charts on the wall.
*This message is not me admitting that I have started anything.
Medical Police’s account of a world wide virus is about the only one I can handle at the moment.
Also, I learned the phrase is self-isolation, not quarantine. We’re doing it badly though, but we gotta eat.
Also also. Day 14 tomorrow. We should have a party.
This piece on why millennials are bad at hobbies is interesting, particular about how much harder it is to pick up new things as you get older.
There’s a world outside.
And I know, ‘cos I’ve heard talk
In my sweetest dream,
I would go out for a walk.
Not Ready Yet – The Eels
Fell over these lyrics again, it was always a favourite song but now, stuck inside as we are (day 11!), they have taken on a new meaning.