Oct. 22, 2020

Gave Up On Quarantine

So I'm back to just doing my normal thing in the house instead of quarantining for two weeks. Apparently, the oldest daughter started feeling sick Monday morning at work and the 10yo started feeling sick yesterday and the baby now has a runny nose because he sleeps in the same bed as his mama (the oldest). So that's half the house that now has this cold so I give up. No one else is isolating or doing anything to stop the spread.

Which is sort of annoying because the oldest threw so many fits when the 14yo had a cold back in August. She demanded the 14yo only leave her room to use the bathroom and she had to use sanitizer on the knobs and wear a mask and couldn't go downstairs. She also refused to let the baby around anyone in the house--he could only be in their room for two weeks. Now she's sick and suddenly there's no reason to wear a mask in the house and now everyone is sick. Most likely from her, not me because I quarantined as soon as I showed symptoms.

Common cold has a 24-72 hour incubation. I was probably exposed on Friday when I was out then started feeling sick 24 hours later on Saturday. She was probably exposed from when I cooked dinner Saturday night and started feeling sick early Monday morning (less than 48 hours later). The 10yo started feeling sick late Tuesday night/early Wednesday. I hadn't left my room since Saturday, although he does use my phone for classes. But before I gave it to him, I washed my hands then used hand sanitizer and wiped it over the back and front of the phone.

So, yeah, now everyone's sick and because I left my room to mail my ballot and make coffee, they just assume I'll go back to doing everything for them. They all want to know what I'm making for lunch. For them. My husband made a big ordeal about having to make me something to eat three days in a row like I don't take care of everyone every moment of the day, normally when I'm sick. I mean, I had walking pneumonia and still made full meals mostly from scratch while I could barely breathe then cleaned up the kitchen and stuff. No one ever helped me. They get sick and expect everything to be done for them. Ugh.

I didn't get as much work done yesterday as I wanted. I only had about three hours of sleep and had been up since 6am. I started really dragging around noon but was still too wired to sleep. I finally gave up trying to stay out of bed around 4pm and laid down. Sort of slept until 6pm, I guess. I finally ate around 7pm when my husband made me some chicken and instant potatoes.

I did manage to write chapter 50, but it went way long. I've been keeping the chapters between 1100 and 1700 words for the most part and this one was nearly 2000 words. Now I have to figure out how to fit things together. I was too tired mentally to do it yesterday so I was going to try this morning.

I went to bed at like 9pm last night so got a lot of sleep, but with the sleep apnea, I didn't feel very rested when I woke up. Still better than I had the day before, though, and once I got going, I was in a pretty good place to focus. Especially after a cup of coffee. But all I managed to get done was a tumblr post about possibly starting to post chapters of this fic again. I haven't gotten anything else done because the oldest daughter has not left me alone. She just had to tell me this story but it took like 3 hours with all sorts of interruptions. She finally left at like 11am, but now I'm too tired to focus on anything. Sigh.

It never fails.

My goals for the day, though, are to try and do second edits on the earlier finished chapters and start 1st edits on the chapters I rewrote the other day. I don't think I'll get through much, though. I just don't feel like working on it whereas a couple hours ago, I was totally into but couldn't since my daughter and her son were in here.

Written by justanotherjen

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