Day #22: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

I am running out of things to do

April 8, 2020

Managing+Editor%2C+Taylor+Kosiak+plays+with+her+dog%2C+Ginger+during+quarantine.

Managing Editor, Taylor Kosiak plays with her dog, Ginger during quarantine.

Today was just like any other quarantine day. So much so, that it is getting more and more difficult to tell each day apart. The endless loop of my routine at this point, has become a form of torture.

I have already rewatched every good tv series I could find and the selection of available  movies is slowly dwindling away. Even cooking and running have been a means of distraction. I’ve already spent endless hours in the kitchen making pasta, gnocchi, even ice cream. Running however, is only slightly better than sitting and counting the number of tiny chips in the paint of my bedroom wall, 24.

I can only spend so much of my day cooking. So I solved that problem by becoming as efficient as possible. It sounds weird but the longer I take to do something the longer it can keep me distracted. Today I spent 45 blissful minutes kneading dough, which was unbelievably unnecessary but it gave 45 minutes of time where I wasn’t tortured with boredom. So, I guess it was worth it.

Playing with my dog has also eaten up a great deal of time. My dog is loving the company and the constant walks. Playing with her is wonderfully entertaining until she decides that she is tired or bored with me and goes to lay down. She would much rather cuddle than run around.

Being bored all the time sucks, but this much free time does have its perks. I have become a somewhat productive individual. My room is much cleaner than it was before and the dishes are always clean. So it isn’t a total loss. I’m trying to remain optimistic, but I don’t know how much longer I can do this before I go crazy.

I have put up with all this so this virus doesn’t get any worse. I have to do it, you have to do it too. Don’t be selfish. Stay at home. Wash your hands.

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