Quarantine Blog, Day Fifty-One

Governor Whitmer has extended the shelter in place order to match the current state-of-emergency date.

This isn’t the first set-back.

And hell, it might not be the last.

So what are you going to do about it?

Are you just going to sit around and do nothing? Because if that’s the case, I gotta say, I’m so over that.

I’m so tired of feeling tired and sorry for ourselves.

Yes. This shit sucks. Frankly, it’s incredibly difficult. No one is going to disagree with you on that. It’s a pandemic, for christ’s sake. Shit’s not easy.

But it’s been fifty days. And it’s time that we get after it. Or at least try to better our mental state.

Start reading a book or two. If you need suggestions, ask away. I’ve got plenty. Short stories and poetry too. There’s a list I’ve got.

Get outside. Do some yard work. Take a hike. Wash your windows. Just go feel the sun. (After this cold-front that’s about to come in, that is.)

Call your friends. They miss you and want to talk as much as you do. It can be a little daunting, but trust me, after the first “hello” it gets so much easier.

Order takeout, then go safely pick it up, mask and all. Listen to good music on the way and back. I can help with that too, if you need something new. Or if you’re more into podcasts because you like hearing another persons voice, I’ve got that for you too.

Just. Try to exist.

It’s the best that we can do.




Micah Mabey

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