Diary of a Quarantined Mom: Day 26

I’m actually writing this blog post on Day 27. Yesterday was a little tough for me and I didn’t feel like writing at the end of the day. Instead, I had a beer and then some wine and watched The Wire and slept for more than 9 hours and now I feel much more human.

Day 26 (April 10)

I don’t know if it was the night of poor sleep this week or the fact that I have been working from home with kids for four full weeks now, but Friday was tough. My brain wasn’t working well and I had difficulty focusing on simple tasks. Rose watched TV almost all day for the second day in a row, which was a relief (because I got some quiet) and also not (because it’s not good to watch that much TV).

Day 26: A cold, cold walk

I got a treadmill run in before work, which felt good, but after that I had a headache which lasted most of the day. Of course, that led to me googling “headache coronavirus” to see if it was a symptom or not. I’ve felt all week like one of the glands in my neck was starting to swell, so there’s been that worry in the back of my mind that I’m getting sick. But in reality, I think it’s just that I am tired and mentally drained from this whole experience.

I attempted our usual walk but it was back to feeling like winter outside so we only ended up walking for 20 minutes. I didn’t feel much like cooking so we had breakfast for dinner. And everyone was fine.

It’s really hard to believe that it has been four full work weeks of this. And it’s going to be another three at minimum (though I fully expect that our stay-at-home order will extend again and this will last until June). I’m doing so much better than I thought I would. I have my days where I want to go hide somewhere quiet by myself and just sleep, but mostly we have been doing really well. When daycares open again and I go back to work, it’s going to be really hard to readjust.

Hope everyone has a good weekend! We have Monday off for Rose’s birthday so it’s a three-day weekend here!

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