log what you accomplished during the coronavirus workfromhome-xtravaganza

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i didn't work from home yet this week and as a result i'm exhausted but i have some goals and dreams and i'd like to hear about yours

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 20 March 2020 21:56 (three years ago) link

should be pronounced "workfromhomestravaganza" but i mixed up the spelling in my head

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 20 March 2020 21:56 (three years ago) link

- i slept 22 out of 30 hours thursday/friday
- watched a movie
- did not panic when my mom called me four times/left me three voicemails while i was watching the movie; she's fine/i'm fine (ffs)
- mnmttiu

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:30 (three years ago) link

first full work from home day friday:
- lots of depressing phone calls
- work shut off my credit card but i got it back. what a journey!
- ate too many snacks but forgot to eat lunch
- enjoyed the sunlight provided by my home office and a lovely walk with b

toadstool might (tehresa), Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:30 (three years ago) link

i accomplished nothing today. i did go to walgreens to get mucinex and acetaminophen so i am ready to be sick. i might go for a walk tomorrow.

spite n ease (harbl), Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:40 (three years ago) link

i am not working from home but mrs mac is and it always makes her v excitable and enthusiastic and chatty for when i arrive in the door and it is i must tell you very unmrs mac behaviour

in fact seeing as laundry is my job, im getting less done (cant throw a wash/dryer load on when leaving in the morning now) what a disaster

esperantzen (p much resigned to deems), Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:55 (three years ago) link

i'm doing a terrible job working at home. i have a phone interview tomorrow for a job. i have made half a tote bag.

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 26 March 2020 01:19 (three years ago) link

totes e-motes

esperantzen (p much resigned to deems), Thursday, 26 March 2020 01:23 (three years ago) link

i have joined and rejoined approximately two thousand zoom meetings because my network connection is apparently unstable.

toadstool might (tehresa), Friday, 27 March 2020 04:36 (three years ago) link

i did a marginally better job working today. i almost finished the tote bag.

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:03 (three years ago) link


esperantzen (p much resigned to deems), Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:43 (three years ago) link

this isn't going well

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:08 (three years ago) link

5 days in a row i have taken as many steps as my running watch says to. i put it on the setting where it gives you an automatic goal and increases it according to how many you did the previous day so my lazy ass is at like 5500 steps now but i do them all in one go in the evening. this is after my whole body started to hurt from sedentariness.

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 9 April 2020 14:36 (three years ago) link

finished knitting a portion of a sweater i started in november and haven't touched since before xmas, discovered i made a weird mistake that is not very important

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:26 (three years ago) link

i have been/am being utterly useless, apart from growing hair

and yet i can already feel myself becoming annoyed at having to go back to work onsite someday

increasingly skeptical that i'll even have a job then, so win-win i guess

mookieproof, Saturday, 18 April 2020 04:47 (three years ago) link

i learned that my home internet is so flaky i can't reliably deliver online programming so because i am a glutton for punishment i am going to have to wear real clothes and go into my office a few hours a day for the next two weeks while attempting to make an artist residency work via computer and it is sure to be a disaster. why didn't i just cancel it all?

toadstool might (tehresa), Sunday, 19 April 2020 01:35 (three years ago) link

i am definitely fatter. i've given up on life. i hate this. i did finish another sweater part.

spite n ease (harbl), Sunday, 19 April 2020 22:59 (three years ago) link

i have eaten a lot of ice cream, it is my main accomplishment

lxy, Monday, 20 April 2020 18:39 (three years ago) link

my beard is all in my mouth

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 02:19 (three years ago) link

i went to the grocery store today and there was almost no ice cream except there were a few limited edition friendly's EGG NOG ice creams left. why would these not be bought up?! i was going to make an apple pie but to save myself eating the 2 whole sticks of butter in the crust i will make an apple crisp instead. good choices.

spite n ease (harbl), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 16:02 (three years ago) link

my phone self destructed today and the phone store appears to be closed for the pandemic.

toadstool might (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 03:40 (three years ago) link

apparently i need to buy a bow-flex or stationary bike or some other crazy shit because my body is degrading at a greater rate than i am used to

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 April 2020 04:16 (three years ago) link

I started looking at treadmills which is a sign we are in truly dire times.

toadstool might (tehresa), Saturday, 25 April 2020 14:56 (three years ago) link

just ordered a knockoff rowing machine, because the nice ones aren't shipping until mid july

tza i give you my mom's essentially mint treadmill but idk how to get it to you

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 April 2020 00:44 (three years ago) link

i considered buying a nice one a while ago. i am a rower. i mean i was. i may do it after i paint etc my second bedroom. which i will do in the next few months.

spite n ease (harbl), Sunday, 26 April 2020 16:54 (three years ago) link

I have a really weird rowing machine from the 80s and I don’t know how to use it!

toadstool might (tehresa), Sunday, 26 April 2020 20:25 (three years ago) link

I was going to order a treadmill but I also can’t figure out how to get it in and installed because delivery is limited to the front door.

I also might not have a job soon so maybe I should just figure out how to use the rowing machine!

toadstool might (tehresa), Sunday, 26 April 2020 20:27 (three years ago) link


lxy, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 18:40 (three years ago) link

the other thing i've accomplished is to assemble a very impressive wardrobe for pinkl of lil orcas, catch a ton of butterflies, and plant hundreds of flowers.

lxy, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 18:42 (three years ago) link

that sounds so lovely

toadstool might (tehresa), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:15 (three years ago) link

i planted about 20 flowers. i hope the rain yesterday didn't push my seeds around.

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 1 May 2020 15:56 (three years ago) link

dastardly rabbits ate my middle peony.

toadstool might (tehresa), Saturday, 2 May 2020 04:17 (three years ago) link

surely this is a euphemism

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 May 2020 04:22 (three years ago) link


spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 2 May 2020 18:08 (three years ago) link

i accomplished gaining 7 lbs so i did some running today and i promise not to eat so much this week

spite n ease (harbl), Sunday, 3 May 2020 02:04 (three years ago) link


mookieproof, Sunday, 3 May 2020 02:52 (three years ago) link


spite n ease (harbl), Sunday, 3 May 2020 03:21 (three years ago) link

depends on the jarbl

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 May 2020 04:44 (three years ago) link

i accomplished getting laid off at the end of the month. looking forward to not working from home.

toadstool might (tehresa), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 01:11 (three years ago) link

my company won’t pay for my unused vacation time so I will be not working from home tomorrow through may 28. My last day is may 29.

toadstool might (tehresa), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 22:17 (three years ago) link

this sucks, t.

lxy, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 22:49 (three years ago) link


mookieproof, Thursday, 7 May 2020 01:41 (three years ago) link

what the fuck. i'm so sorry.

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 7 May 2020 01:42 (three years ago) link

At least I won’t be doing work for them (mostly, I will have a hard time not working especially when so much needs to be done). The whole situation is lacking in logic but alas this is where we are and I’m ready for it to be over.

toadstool might (tehresa), Thursday, 7 May 2020 02:43 (three years ago) link

sorry to hear this tehresa

esperantzen (p much resigned to deems), Thursday, 7 May 2020 14:48 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

increased alcohol tolerance

spite n ease (harbl), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 01:14 (three years ago) link


mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 03:01 (three years ago) link

we trained for this.

toadstool might (tehresa), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 03:50 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

nuking my few remaining relationships from orbit

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 03:04 (three years ago) link

ah, mooks

knackered housecat, Saturday, 1 August 2020 03:06 (three years ago) link

i made peach jam

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 13 August 2020 22:37 (three years ago) link


lxy, Monday, 17 August 2020 15:58 (three years ago) link

i made a peach cobbler

spite n ease (harbl), Monday, 17 August 2020 22:52 (three years ago) link

i lost 11 pounds in five days and am now patenting my new breakthrough diet

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 01:57 (three years ago) link


lxy, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:30 (three years ago) link

i haven't been all that successful at losing any pounds but i'm not sure i'd like to try this diet

spite n ease (harbl), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 16:20 (three years ago) link

it's not for the weak of heart, so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 19:38 (three years ago) link

mooks <3

toadstool might (tehresa), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 20:33 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i have completed the nyt crossword puzzle each day since mid-march

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:13 (three years ago) link

i visited lancaster county for the first time and bought some delicata squash and large sweet potatoes (and tomatoes for canning)

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 4 September 2020 22:58 (three years ago) link

i am eating the delicata squash and thinking of the time we made dinner on the island and my contribution was delicata squash. i need lxy's lentil recipe.

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 5 September 2020 00:13 (three years ago) link

a) did you pronounce lancaster correctly
b) please send me some tomatoes. please. really

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 September 2020 03:42 (three years ago) link

i did not say lancaster out loud to anyone. i gotta see how many jars i will get--i'm trying to cook these down a lot so it may not be many! also i keep trying to think about how best to mail jars. it's risky.

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 5 September 2020 12:15 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

I worked from home from the second week of march, 2020 through the first week of September, 2021.
I worked from work from the second week of September, 2021 through the last week of December, 2021.
I have not worked from anywhere since the first week of January, 2022 and I will not work anywhere ever again.
thank you, generous state pension!

during WFH I got into cooking and sewing. I am now very good and confident at cooking beans, which was not previously the case, and I am proficient at sewing this one dress pattern that I have adapted in a bunch of different ways. I made my wedding dress out of it. oh yeah, jergins and I got married.

after I retired I canned some stuff I made from our vast persimmon harvest (chutney and jam). I am now eating persimmon jam with a spoon out of a jar I just opened. I hope I don't get botulism. I am a nervous canner and I don't know how to tell if something I canned is poisonous other than to eat it and hope I don't die.

I am using a laptop that capitalizes some words but not others, and it's very annoying.

neither retirement nor marriage have made me any less irritable, you will be delighted to learn.

lxy, Friday, 11 February 2022 20:06 (two years ago) link

congratulations <3

toadstool might (tehresa), Saturday, 12 February 2022 01:47 (two years ago) link

i didn’t get botulism, btw

lxy, Saturday, 12 February 2022 22:15 (two years ago) link

i have now been unemployed for one (1) year

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 February 2022 03:52 (two years ago) link

mookie, i hope you are okay, friend.

lxy, Friday, 18 February 2022 18:52 (two years ago) link

omg lxy that's incredible. i have also been sewing. not canning as much but i like canning too.

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 19 February 2022 18:11 (two years ago) link

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