Quarantine Family of 3
Sometimes I feel like Don and I are sharing our quarantine home, with Alexa. Most of the time, that's actually okay. She is a good sport when she answers our trivia questions or tells us about the weather.
But, in the evening I welcome Alexa's intrusion! We're cooking more now than ever and music has made it a lot more fun. One night, we turned on polka music and I almost killed myself. Polka-dancing on the bumpy slate floors, in our flip flops, is not safe. Then, after all our laughing and stumbling, I feared my shortness of breath was a symptom! No! We can't let Alexa's music lead us to the ER!
Don thought we needed an Echo Dot, (mini Alexa) in our bathroom.
It's become a thing. I never know what music Don will pick. And thank goodness, he loves a wide range. Some mornings I walk into the shower with BB King wailing away. Another day it's Woody Guthrie. Yo Yo Ma can ease me into a peaceful morning and Frank Sinatra can get me humorously crooning along. I could pick my own tunes, but I kind of like it that Don has some fun starting our day.
Choosing My Own Music
The other day, I took on a huge cabinet cleaning project. I spent an entire day sorting, moving and scrubbing, inside and out. There's no way I would have kept at the tedious job so long, without Alexa's help.
One song led to another... musicals, symphonies, Irish jigs, tropical exotica music... on and on! I found some old favorites and I discovered some new favorites.
Here are my new Go-To Quarantine Songs!
My Tune to Sooth Coronavirus Nerves: "Begin Again" by the Piano Guys
My Quarantine Lullaby: "Slumber My Darling" by Allison Kraus, with Yo Yo Ma
Isolation Themed Song: "Waving Through a Window" by Ben Platt, from musical "Dear Evan Hanson"
I could go on and on, but those are a few fun discoveries for now.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!