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Stream of consciousness #6

– 300 words … let’s go!

First week back at work, and it started with a bang and a bombshell. It’s been a rainy week which is good for the garden. I only had to water it once. BC the cat has been my constant work companion, sleeping the day away in my office as I slave in front of a Zoom camera. He wakes up when he wants to jump onto my lap, and when I don’t allow him to (because, you know, I need to type and stuff), he jumps on to the desk and proceeds to do some typing of his own. I needed to use the backspace key a few times because there were just too many typos. He sleeps again in the afternoon and wakes up when it’s time for dinner – like clockwork.

I’ve been feasting on protein during the day because I’m working out quite hard in the evenings. This week I’ve feasted on the run so I boiled some eggs which I grabbed when I needed a snack. With coffee. Coffee has been my constant work-from-home companion (the vagaries of BC the cat have not gone unnoticed in terms of his lack of constancy). The routine of a coffee break on the other hand creates an anchor of comfort and predictibility, something which is very welcome during these uncertain times.

On another point: there is so much noise about vaccines and vaccine roll-out plans that I found myself getting very stressed and prone to feeling some FOMO. The best thing for me is to not give much attention to this topic and just patiently wait for the vaccine, and my turn to receive it, whenever that is. I’m fortunate that I can work from home until then. The noise in the world has either increased or amplified due to Covid. For an introvert like me it’s time to switch off for a bit. I’m a confessed news junkie though so I need to see how this is going to work out for me.

– 345 words – The End.

 

Stream of consciousness #5

I had fun at work this week. Tomorrow is May 1st, a public holiday here, and I guess I’m looking forward to the day off. I want to ‘Marie Kondo’ my home office. Let’s see how that goes. I’m looking forward to space and not necessarily the part about things getting worse before they get better. I might also blog the whole day or read or watch Netflix or Brazilian telenovelas on Youtube. Anything goes. I took no photos this week, yet. I organised my make up yesterday and skincare items. I’ve been watching a lot of Youtube videos on makeup. I don’t wear it usually, because of time, or just because I like my skin. I focus on skincare so that I don’t need to cover up my face. When I do wear it it’s fun, but eye shadow I have never gotten the hang of. Anywhoo! It’s only Tuesday evening and it feels like a Friday. And judging by the long lines of cars at the drive-through restaurants so does everyone else. I don’t know where I’m going with this and it feels strange to be writing aimlessly but I need to get back out there. I haven’t blogged regularly since last year and there were times that I missed it. I want to strengthen my writing muscle again and this stream of consciousness is a start. I’ve posted pics – I love entering Cee’s photo challenges and I enjoy looking at other people’s photos. That’s why I prefer Instagram over Facebook, pictures paint a thousand words. My preferred medium. And I don’t like the adverts and manipulating of my feed. If anything makes it onto Facebook it’s because I have cross-posted it from Instagram. I hope Facebook leave Instagram alone. Six more words and I have 300. I made it!

Ciao.