Quarantined- So Much Time, So Little To Do

I’m about to have a lot of free time on my hands. Starting tomorrow, my office is shutting down until the 30th. That means no work for me for the next twelve days. But, it isn’t an vacation, because it is highly recommended and encouraged that I do not leave my house. Which will be hard.

I am one of those kind of people that can’t be in the house for more than 48 hours straight without completely losing my mind. To make matters worse, my husband will be home as he is a school teacher. That wouldn’t normally be a “worse” scenario, as he is the only person in the whole world I would actually want to be quarantined with, but his school is actually doing home-learning days, meaning from 8 am- 1 pm, he will be forced to sit in front of an open computer to answer emails and assist his students in any way he can. So I will be home, unable to really talk to or hang out with my husband, who will be sitting less than 20 feet from me. I think that might be worse than being home completely alone.

So, I’m making a list of things I could do, with or without his assistance, to keep me from going mad.

  1. I am going to Marie Kondo the shit out of our house! For anyone who does not know what that means, check out Netflix. Her philosophies are all about decluttering your life, keeping only the necessities and the things that “bring you joy”. We actually did a huge clean of our apartment about a year ago, and then cleaned out a little more when we moved in September. But it definitely would not hurt to do it again. And it would be something that could keep me busy for a few days!
  2. If I feel extra adventurous, I may attempt to paint our two spare bedrooms. When we moved into the house, we only had 3 days with keys before we moved everything in. We decided that was not enough time to do everything we wanted to do, so we skipped painting. Most of our home is painted in a way that we would have chosen, but those two rooms are not. Maybe now would be a good time to try that out. However, this would also require a trip to the store for all the supplies, which is not recommended by the CDC. So we will see.
  3. On the same topic, our baseboards and other random spots through the house could use some paint touch-ups, which sounds like a much smaller undertaking than painting the entire room. The sellers also left a bunch of the paint they used around the house, so this is a much more plausible and affordable plan.
  4. Crafts. I guess. I don’t have much at home in the way of craft materials, but I could paint a few canvases. I could draw, or use my new adult coloring book that has a lot of bad words in it!! There is something about coloring in the words “ass monkey” that really turns your mood around!
  5. Netflix. Hulu. Disney+. All great time killers.
  6. Re-arrange furniture. I could do it, but I don’t know how well it would go. I have this tendency to try to put things in the best place for them the first time. So when I attempt to re-arrange furniture, what really happens is I shove everything around the room in one or two different positions, hate them all in comparison to the original positions, and then angrily shove everything back to its original position. Not a productive activity, but it would definitely kill time.
  7. Try to get my Farmasi business off the ground. As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently decided to become a “Beauty Influencer” for a beauty and personal care company.
    Over the last week and a half, I have been trying new products, learning more about the company, and starting to promote the products and my business to friends and family. The learning about the new products is the fun part- I am really impressed with a lot of the things that I have tried. The not fun part- making myself post pictures and videos promoting these products. Honestly, I have been worried about the way my friends and family are perceiving me. Am I annoying them with my consistent posts? Am I posting enough to be successful or am I posting too little? How do I do this without feeling like a fraud?
    Every post is a struggle, mostly because of my own judgments. But, I am trying. I’m reminding myself that there is no way I will succeed if I don’t try. I’d rather try and fail than be too afraid to try. So I force myself to hit the “post” button and then I metaphorically stick my head in the sand like an ostrich.
    This time off could be a good opportunity to try more of the products and dig a little deeper. We are working with the “fake it till you make it” philosophy.

    With that being said, if you are at all interested in trying some of these awesome new products, you can peruse their online catalog at my website!

So, that’s what I have so far. It is still a little too cold out to do much work on the yard or the outside of the house, which is less than ideal. Why couldn’t we have been quarantined during May! This pandemic is super inconvenient (I say completely sarcastically and only for humor purposes!)

If you have any other suggestions of ways to keep myself entertained without annoying my husband to the point of leaving me, I would be extremely grateful. I kind of like him and wouldn’t want him to leave me because I am worse than a child when bored.

If you are quarantined too, I hope you are staying safe and healthy! And I hope you are better at entertaining yourself than I am!

2 thoughts on “Quarantined- So Much Time, So Little To Do

  1. I’m planning to do some decluttering (actually, a lot). When that drives me crazy, I am hoping to hop into the car, drive to the beach (by myself), and take a long walk on the beach (alone). I think that getting outside and enjoying nature will keep me from being “stir crazy”.


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