Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I've been locking myself down until I think it's safe to go out again. 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.
Smack-dab center is Ali talking about Morning Poppins! Apparently people meet at hairdressers.
Also some baby chickens!
You know I just remembered this week contained Turkey Day…so let's think of this as preserving chickens by eating turkeys and ignore the drumsticks in my hands.
So I picked up some Trader Joe's kettle-brewed concentrated green and white tea, a gallon of it. And I drank half of it yesterday. I drank about half a gallon of tea in 30 minutes. Very watery, did not know why I wasn't really feeling awake. Today I woke up and I was wired. I'm like idontwanttostayinbedbecausethennothinghappensiwannagetupandjumparound kind of wired. I think this kind of destabilizer (if you can call it that) is useful in some cases, like trying to wake up early or resetting my schedule. But overall I think it's a bad habit because it's not like I can drink this much caffeine for much longer and come out the other end fine. I'll take it as it comes. Just have to keep in mind that tasting like water does not mean it has no effect. Bottled tea is just a caffiene time bomb.
Oh man, am I excited for a three day week! I don't think I could have picked a better time to convert from part-time to full-time, because all the holidays sprinkled throughout these last two months makes it easier to feel like I'm still part-time. I don't know what I'll be doing for Thanksgiving. It might be nice to cook something big by myself (and for myself since I'll just be celebrating by myself). Or maybe I'll just read my books and try some new restaurants. Don't think there's a wrong answer there.