Ok, my ballot arrived. Going to do it this weekend and then drop it off at the local ballot drop box. I think I’ll wait to drop it off on Tuesday since it’s a long weekend and I have no idea how often they get removed. (I’m assuming frequently but I’m usually wrong so I’ll just do it on a business day.)
For the question. What are your favorite scary movies for October?
I’m not a horror fan but this time of year I’m always game for some cheap scares. I’ll probably give The Haunting of Bly Manor a go this weekend and going to try to find a few movies off this list of the 50 Best Horror Movies on Netflix right now.
How are you planning to vote? (or how did you vote if you already have)
I sent in an application to vote by mail but have not yet received my ballot. I’m not sure if anybody has yet in Massachusetts. I received a mail in ballot for the primaries well in advance but as we start moving into mid-October, I’m getting a bit concerned about how close they are going to cut it for mail in ballots.
In the worst case scenario that I don’t get a mail-in ballot for whatever reason, I’ll mask up and go to the polls in person. The risk will be worth it to vote this disgrace out of office.
We haven’t done one of these in a long time. I really miss hearing your responses to my silly questions.
Since I just started to dig into my breakfast, what did you have for breakfast today? Doesn’t matter what time you ate it. What was your first meal of the day.
Oatmeal for me. Simmered in some 2% milk with a teaspoon of brown sugar, golden raisins and sliced peaches. So good.
How are you doing? How have you been coping with everything? Are you safe?
Mrs. C. and I haven’t left the house for over a week and last time we went out was for a supermarket run early in the morning. We’re fairly stocked and we shouldn’t have to hit the supermarket again for another 10 to 14 days. I’m a bit worried about the dairy situation though. I drink coffee with cream (no sugar anymore) and I’m drinking a lot more coffee than usual. I thought I had stocked up fairly well but may have to switch over to milk early next week. The horror.
Workwise, I’ve been working from home. Fortunately, there’s a lot of work I can do from home. At some point I may have to go to my office to pick up some mail, sign checks, etc, but I figure I can slip in late and keep any exposure to other people at a minimum. I certainly won’t be using public transit.
We’ve been having some zoom parties lately with friends and family. I’ve found that to be a big morale boost. Seeing the faces of loved ones who are also quarantined is good for the spirit.
I’ve also started to look for some online courses to do. I’ve broken my french flashcards out and grammar books and have been watching french shows on Netflix to retrain my ear. My house is looking pretty damn clean and I’m trying to use this time to reorganize my thoughts and find a newly found respect for everything we could do when we could leave the house.
I don’t know anybody yet who has tested positive for covid-19, although, I also don’t know anybody who has been tested.
I hope everyone else out there is staying safe.
What are you doing during these quarantine days?
I’m fortunate that I can do most of my work from home. So that part is squared away and I don’t have to worry about commuting. Mrs. C and I had a fairly well stocked pantry at home in the beginning and the few times we have gone out was just to top off some things, especially perishables. We have been doing a lot of baking so far to not just keep busy, but because baked foods are delicious! We also can freeze half so that we have some good treats stored up for later when we want them.
For other activities, I’m practicing sketching (A new skill I started last year and haven’t had much time to practice.) Reading, (but I always read.) I also restarted a few languages on DuoLingo that I haven’t had time to study the past year. Le francais, bien sur. Italian, portuguese.
Organizing my photos on my computer, catching up on podcasts. I haven’t been binge watching many tv shows at the moment. Mostly because I’ve been too busy watching news and YouTube clips about what’s going on.
Lola is starting to get annoyed that we are in her house 24/7 though. I’m a bit afraid that she is going to evict us soon.
So what are you stress baking?
We’ve made (or Mrs. C is more of the baker so my participation is more about eating) chocolate babka:
What are your favorite games to play on your phone?
I have a long commute. Sometimes, I’m too tired or not in the mood to read. So I’ve been looking for games to play that don’t involve popping bubbles. I started playing The Room which is a fun puzzle game. But also looking for other suggestions. So what are you playing on your phone?