Another Month in Quarantine

14 May

I have an acute awareness that it’s going to be hard to readjust to life outside of quarantine.  I anticipate going through quarantine withdrawal.  So, I’ve been obsessed with chronicling the experience.  (Which is absolutely worthless, in terms of function.)
And yet, here we are.  The truth is, I am self-isolating with a funny, happy, loving, professional comedian. And, I get to laugh all the time. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

My quarantine calendar:

April 14th
First thing’s first, I filed for unemployment. (Spoilers, I got rejected.)
– Welcome back, for one week only, Blue Apron

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The only thing I like better than taking pictures of food, is eating.

 

April 15th

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On our walk we thought caliper was a tree because it was written on tree markers. It is a not.  It is a tool for measuring.

– Beans & greens for brekkie. Banana bread with chocolate chips for dessert.
– “Plant emergency!”

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Our very first SUSH show! I practiced.

 

 

April 16th
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Fine View fitness trail. 

“Who’s pig do we have to slaughter to get invited to your party?” – Schitt’s Creek

 

April 17th
– On our morning walk, haunting screams coming from the 6th street bridge.
– Hamburger helper on steroids, a new Blue Apron favorite.

 

4/20
– Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Giant Eagle.
– My bestie, Emily, to the rescue by the aviary, with a Heineken.
– Collin made 59 cookies.

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A cookie making factory.

April 21st

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Drooling.

 

4/22 is 4/20, too
– The best breakfast I’ve ever had. Sunny side up eggs, yummy bread cooked in bacon fat, ripe avocados, sliced tomatoes, all eaten with my hands, full on messy.
– Mimosas, sub tequila
– SUSH
– A Patrick phone hang 🙂

 

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Look at this TALENT

 

April 23rd
– A perfect day. Again with that breakfast!
– Chicken tortilla soup for lunch.  Mmmm.
– A Molly hang, with notes. At 26 minutes I looked at my timer: MAY DAY.  This was the day before Molly was going to have arrived in Pittsburgh. Lesson one: Do this again. 
April 24th
– Yoga in the morning

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Homemade eggplant parmigiana and incredible salad.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME

 

– An Emily FaceTime with hours worth of culled clothes.

 

April 25th
– Aunt Marjean received half the envelope with no pop tabs.  5 days later, we received the other half.
– Hello Bistro.

 

April 26th
– Arugula pizza and mint ice cream.  Because? It’s Sunday.
– The last episode of UnOrthodox
– The funnest painting project!

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Qu-ART-antine:

 

– A family Zoom, washing the couch cushions, and a book to edit.

 

April 27th
– Anthrocon is officially canceled.

 

 

April 28th
– Too Hot to Handle; including stalking cast members & texts with Emily to fuel the fire.

April 29th
– HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BELLA! It’s a great day for a great day 🙂
– Didn’t get through once but…called the unemployment office 872 times.
– SUSH birthday edition, featuring The Brulee of Hellie.

 

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A social distancing porch hang with Emily on Bella’s birthday ❤

 

May 1st
– UCB ASSSSCAT. They’re on Zoom and we’re on Zoom and now I’ve left Zoom.

 

May 3rd
Trash AND recycling night (again?! Where does the time go?)

 

May 4th
– The computer AND my stimulus check arrived; oh glorious day.
– Played catch outside on a wonderful, long walk.

 

May 5th
– Sammi day 🙂  Plants galore, a perfect Thai lunch special, Gigi’s cupcakes, and at night, a show of my choosing: Inside Number 9.

 

May 6th
– Scrappy, sadly, lost a freezer.
– Emily’s friendship, I acquired my first “new clothes” since this all began.

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SUSH: Pre show hang!

 

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SUSH: Post show hang!

 

May 8th
– Market District Giant Eagle shopping trip.
– A surprise present, a quarantine knife!
– Homemade schmaltz to go into that homemade, matzo ball soup.
Molly asked me to be her MOH!!!!

 

May 10th
– Mother’s Day
– Nate let me drive his BMW

May 12th
– Cried about not being able to buy a cheap plane ticket to Norway this year.

 

May 13th
– An out of body experience. Napped for two hours. Woke up to more matzo balls.
– SUSH
– Texting on Instagram with a plant doctor

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May 14th
– I’ve never seen so many matzo balls together for me to enjoy; so special; so beautiful.

 

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All the glory.

– Findley Lake hang with omg that steak dinner.
– Family game night 🙂 Are you having fun? “A moderate amount” – dad

 

Happy too,
mi

One Response to “Another Month in Quarantine”

  1. LDickey May 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

    Oh, Sammi. Wishing we were just around the corner to take advantage of a visit! XXOO

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