COVID19 life

Day 116: DAY OFF

July 9, 2020

Yesterday, I was convinced I had “ronavirus” (as G calls it). No scary symptoms like fever or cough, but I had an annoying headache and fatigue which is probably just because . . . life is tiring and I never drink enough water. Today, I feel pretty normal. So hopefully/probably not. I am going to work from home for a bit and get tested again, though!

Just in case.

Our nanny asked what we would do if (when?) we all get it. I replied that she would stay home and we would take off from work and — as long as we could breathe and stand upright — take care of the kids. She pointed out that by that point she would probably have it too.

Which is probably true, but still.

OMG I hope we don’t get it!

ANYWAY. Today is a day off! I am beyond excited.


✔︎ Sleep in until ~6 (slept 8.5 hours last night — the best)

✔︎ Podcast recording prep

❏ Record 2 eps this morning (one with a fascinating guest!)

❏ BB workout #47 (Total Body)

❏ Watch another BSC episode with Annabel (last night she jumped in with me midseries and — as you all predicted — greatly enjoyed it)

❏ Catch up on organizing

❏ Respond to nonwork emails (backlog has developed, oops)

❏ Expand library hold list (and pick up books on reserve – they have a contactless pickup system where you call and they leave a bag in the parking lot!)

❏ Write July newsletter (sorry y’all! That one got away from me!)

❏ Send egift/bday card to medical assistant

I think that is (more than) enough.

Yesterday’s (non-BSC-related) highlights:

more painting.
Random snack rec

The above yogurt is basically dessert from a nutritional standpoint but it’s good enough to warrant eating it anyway. Delicious.


  • Reply Marcia (OrganisingQueen) July 9, 2020 at 7:06 am

    Confession – I also eat a full fat lemon meringue yoghurt for a snack. Delicious and feels healthy because it’s yoghurt 🙂

    Enjoy your day off – I had two this week and it was amazing to get my own stuff done!

  • Reply Gillian July 9, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Don’t despair yet! Cross your fingers that not everyone in your house gets it. Here in NYC where >20% of the population has likely had it I have seen all kinds of things among families from a single family member who gets it and no one else does, to discordant spouses (one gets it the other doesn’t) despite bed sharing, to everyone gets it but one family member. It is really unpredictable. I have even had a few of those patients who had no idea they had it who did and several young healthy patients who only lost their sense of smell. I’m not saying to take it lightly, everyone should be careful and follow the guidelines. I am just saying, I wouldn’t assume it will go through your house like a stomach bug.

  • Reply Noemi July 9, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I forgot to comment yesterday about The Babysitters Club snow on Netflix. You and I are the same age (I turn 40 next week) and I was similarly obsessed with the series. I actually went on to do a ton of babysitting in my life and I swear I used tips and tricks from those books!

    Hearing that your daughter likes it, I’m going to watch it with mine. We have some time alone each day while her brother is at camp, and she has read a few of the Reina Teglemeier graphic novel reboots. I bet she would love it.

  • Reply Coco July 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    we actually thought about what to do if either of us get it, and the conclusion is we just stick together as a family. some people thought about asking friend to take care of their children, i just think it’s pretty impossible and too hard for everyone.

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.