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Morning Pages: April 4th, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of lockdown. To alleviate fear and stress, my writer's group has put together a daily “morning pages” get-together on Zoom in order to touch base before starting the day. Here's some of my brief thoughts.


Look! Baby chickens come with cupcake skirts!

baby chickens with skirts

The weather these last few days has been quite wonderful. I think we're well into spring at this point. I think I can hear a number of different birds chirping, and there's these really nice purple flowers that grow directly on trees. I don't know if I just didn't pay attention to all this when I was living here, but the nature really is something else.

I think I've found myself checking the COVID-19 ArcGIS dashboard more than before. I'm in disbelief that the confirmed numbers are increasing linearly. To me, that just indicates how we simply don't have enough tests. I do wish we had a way in order to track total deaths, and compare that to the previous year, for a possibly more accurate number. The more it increases linearly, the more inaccurate the numbers become, and the more uncertainty I feel.

I've been unhappy with my progress on my project, but yesterday I learned a great deal from reading that book. I need to apply my knowledge to my existing project before I forget things. I also don't have a healthy relationship with relaxation, and I mentioned it for the first time to my “boss”, who replied back that we can try timeboxing relaxation too. I think that will help things a great deal.

The days kind of blend together at this point. Others have mentioned it too, with both working from home and having kids at home instead of at work, you lose track of which day it is. I'm not sure whether U.S. companies get Good Friday or Easter Monday off. Frankly I don't care, I don't think I'll be celebrating Easter by meeting up with people or buying Easter eggs from the grocery store or anything. Might crack open my Bible though.