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Evening Pages: January 11th, 2021

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.


The most adorable video I've seen all year.




I think this weekend was a good amount of decompressing and processing from the week before. It was a lot. Gonna be fine enough just for the attacks on the 17th and the 20th. Hooboy. It's the Troubles. To be fair, I don't think I should be freaking out as much as I am. If I didn't watch the news, I probably wouldn't even realize anything was going on. Well, besides the emergency curfew alerts and stuff.

I'm not sure if I'm the only one doing this but I think I eat more expired food than other people. It's not healthy. I have like this whole carton of eggs that was expired in November of last year (and that I got like…September at some point…) that I still keep in my fridge. I ate three of them today and I feel pretty nauseous. I'm thinking about using them in my banana bread muffin mix I got from Trader Joe's, but honestly the thought of eating those eggs just makes me feel sick. I think I'm going to throw them out. On the plus side, I think Costco membership is $60 / year instead of $60 / month, so I'm not sure why I haven't purchased a Costco membership already. And a 24 ct. carton of eggs are $7. Like quite literally, I have no idea what I'm doing with my life vis-a-vis food. Trader Joe's seems like extortion now. I mean, hell, Costco even delivers…

Anyways.

This month's been a bit of a mental decline for me. Not huge, not anything close to before because I have a great support network and I feel like my time is used well at work, but the great climb up from the holes of before during 2020 I think is starting to plateau out and settle, and keeping my mental health high is something that will take continuous work going forwards. I can probably start by having a better work/life balance, maybe reading a bit more instead of watching TV, and doing some more exercise. Don't think I have too much to say on these fronts. I think I gotta go throw out those eggs. And sign up for Costco.