March 14th, 2020
Truly everything is happening so much, which means we’ll try to keep this Weekly Wrap short and sweet.
Life Beyond the Blog
Feels like life right now is watching COVID-19 news with gradually growing anxiety, especially as someone working in retail. I’ve accomplished very little despite days off this week, between a bout of nasty insomnia and concern about COVID-19 transmissions hanging over my head. I know there’s little I can do besides keep washing my hands, sanitizing my phone, and just generally practicing good hygiene to lower transmission, but it does concern me, especially after so little sleep. Also? Trying not to touch my face is a hard habit to break.
But I am trying to find positive things to anchor around, and I’m at least pleased to say that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: DX has been a delight this week. It brings everything I love about the original games, but with lots of mechanics improvements. Also, the graphics have this lovely storybook quality about them. I’m utterly charmed by it, and so grateful it released when it did. Plus, Animal Crossing comes out next Friday, so I have that to cling to. I can’t wait to start terraforming my island and bringing in all my favorite villagers!
To my beloved ACNL town, though: I’m stretched thin. It’s possible next week we may part as I move to the island… 😔 #FoxcrossForever
Posts This Week
The Week Ahead
For once, I really don’t know what lies ahead. At the moment, my job is still ongoing (such are the joys of retail) despite having a staff and customer base that are often 65+ and visibly in the high risk category for COVID-19. This, of course, doesn’t account for folks with asthma or other immunocompromised folks who aren’t visibly at risk. It’s very frustrating, and it makes me very nervous, because my area still hasn’t figured out the “stay home” part of things. And corporate is pushing massive coupons and doorbusters without even a whisper of what happens if staff gets sick. As things stand, I probably won’t get any paid sick leave if I have to quarantine.
So we’re playing it by ear. There’s little else that I can do besides be ready to stay in for two weeks should worst come to worst. I have books, I can probably call about having Animal Crossing mailed rather than picking it up from the store, and that’s about it that I really have to be on top of. What else is there to do?
Really, that’s all for this week. I wish you all the best, and hope you find yourself healthy in the coming weeks. Wash your hands, stay in touch with friends even if you can’t see them, and check local health department advice once a day if the news is overwhelming. See you around. 💛