Coronavirus Lockdown Day 6: Is it Wednesday?

Before I took a break for my birthday, I started a post that naively said something along the lines of “if the virus becomes a bigger issue in the U.S., how will you handle it?” HA HA HA HA HA. I mean, I knew it would come here, but I’m not sure I envisioned anything like this.

For those of you who know me, or have been reading the blog for a while, I am on medication that suppresses my immune system. Yeah, that’s not great timing. So, I’ve basically been self-isolating since Saturday. My amazing husband did the preparedness shop, but otherwise, we’ve been home. I have no idea what day it is anymore. On the upside (knock wood), we always work from home, so that part of life hasn’t changed. Everything else – well, it’s unrecognizable. 

So, each day I’m going to pose a question to get tips and to check in with how everyone is doing. Hopefully, some of you play along. 

Today’s question:

What are you doing today to clean your home that may not be helping, but you need to do it anyway?

I’ll start.  While I wash towels and sheets regularly, I’m washing the pillowcases, hand towels and dish towels every day. Is that overkill? Will that really help? I’m not sure. But it feels like I’m helping. I’m also becoming obsessed with cleaning door handles any time my husband comes back from the outside world – it’s not often, but when it happens, I’m like the maid in the “Jetsons.”

Today’s entertainment:

I listened to a new podcast: Homeward Bound: Surviving the Coronavirus.  It’s by Lesley Fera (yep, “Pretty Little Liars” Lesley) and Ned Mochel. They are hilarious. I want more. 

Here is the official description of the podcast and links:

We’re a married couple living in Los Angeles, stuck in our home, riding out the Coronavirus. Listening to us may help your cabin fever. Share your thoughts with us!!


Let’s keep each other smiling and creative during this extraordinary time. 

22 Replies to “Coronavirus Lockdown Day 6: Is it Wednesday?”

    1. I think I knew it was a possibility, but I had no idea it would happen this fast. Stay safe!

  1. I’m glad I stumbled across this point today. I actually cleaned my garage today which needed TLC. Perfect time to do so.

    1. I love that! It’s a great idea to get projects done that have been on the “to do” list for a while.

  2. My daughter found out that she was in contact with two kids at school that tested positive for Coronavirus, so the health department placed her in mandatory quarantine. It is so tough, but for the sake of us and everyone else, we are taking it seriously. Please stay safe!

    1. Oh, no!! Is she okay? When will you know if she can leave quarantine? Sending good thoughts your way!

  3. I’ve been cleaning and decluttering a lot just to do something more productive. I do work from home for 7 years now so the quarantine is not really anything new to me.

    1. Decluttering my space always makes my brain feel a bit less cluttered too. It’s a great idea for doing something productive. I’m another remote working, so (fortunately) I’m still working.

  4. We’re cleaning the house daily especially the areas where we’re sitting. We’re not under lockdown in Canada but we self quarantined ourselves.

    1. That’s a good idea! I’ve been doing general cleans, but I’m going to start focusing my efforts on where we are working all day. Stay healthy!

    1. We just went to town cleaning the kitchen again. It never feels like quite enough, but we’re trying!

  5. What times these are – unprecedented in so many ways! I will absolutely check out that podcast. Sending you good energy during these precarious times.

  6. You are not overkilling it. I used to was my towels every alternate day but now everything goes in the washer every day. And I have definitely lost count of my lockdown days!

  7. In the UK some kids (including one that I look after) still go to school – which feels crazy. For now, I’m quite happy with those two school runs every day. Gives me a reason to leave the house!

    1. I bet!! I’m surprised that schools are still open, but glad that it gives you a good reason to get out. The entire state of California went to “safe-at-home” restrictions.

  8. We never experienced anything like this, the boredom can really be exhausting. I wonder why sometimes, because we are used to be staying at home. Maybe it’s because we are not free.

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