Weeknotes 62 - Halcyon days
- I spent a lot of this weekend dealing with debt, and then thinking about my mortgage. And that’s just in Animal Crossing. Which reminded me to do the IRL mortgage-related task I’d been avoiding for the last two weeks. So much for the escapism.
- Alice quoted something really sweet in her weaknotes about the difference in perspective that comes with your place in a given situation. For me the present kinda is the halcyon days… Me and my partner are healthy and we get to spend as much time together as we do on holiday. It’s joyful. My job is secure and I can do it in a comfortable environment (aka a clean and safe home). I have fun cooking every meal and inventing new dishes. People I admire run online dance classes I can participate in, even when the instructors live in the US. I have more time for organising things at home, cleaning etc. I’m pretty much adapted to a new routine that involves not leaving home, and everything about it is still novel and interesting. Maybe ask me again in a few weeks.
- My life, up until relatively recently, has basically been an unreleting stream of crises, often without breaks in-between, so it stands to reason that I’d know how to cope with one by now.
- Many workouts on FitOn require no equipment so I tried one out on Friday. I picked one with the word “burn” in the title. On Saturday my butt hurt so much I couldn’t sit on it. The title was prescient.
- Who’s going to be the first fashion designer to run a show as a Google Hangout, with each model dialling in separately? Or launch an entire collection as separate TikToks?
- My prediction is that necklaces, scarves, hats and statement collars are going to be huge next season. Think shoulders up. Think Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- I’ve seen a lot of advice for parents newly homeschooling their children that even one hour a day of focussed work is basically the same as the whole day of learning at school. It turns out that we can also guesstimate exam grades and it’s fine! This proves that schools == prisons. I freaking knew it!!! I feel so vindicated right now. My 17-year old self was right!