How We’re Handling Stay At Home Orders


Well, I guess the title says it all. We are in one of the states with a stay at home order. Actually, right on the line of two states that both have stay at home orders. The thing is, my wife actually has to work from home. I’ve been doing some stuff that’s a little different kind of writing, but I’ve kept busy.

And we’re both going nuts!

Literally. Like, we’ve eaten so many peanuts, cashews, and pistachios. But anyway…

It’s hard to not be able to just go out and enjoy things now and then. Little things. We like thrift stores and garage sales, for example.

But all of that is meaningless, compared to people getting sick and dying. Staying home is the right thing. These orders are important. Yet there are protests against these orders. Kind of silly. Stay at home people. And if you need to go out, wear a mask. It isn’t going to protect you, but it will protect someone else if you happen to be one of the people who are carrying this awful virus who don’t have any symptoms. Be a good human being, think of others.

So anyway, what we’ve been doing is a lot, lot, lot of watching Disney shows. I know not everyone is so lucky to be able to do that, so I appreciate it a lot. In the last month we’ve:

  • Binged all of season one of The Mandalorian
  • Binged all of Star Wars Resistance
  • Rewatched Mulan
  • Rewatched Monsters University (multiple times, ’cause why not?)
  • Rewatched The Last Jedi
  • Rewatched The Rise of Skywalker more than once
  • Rewatched The Force Awakens
  • Watched Onward
  • Watched most of the Star Wars Lego shows
  • Watched all the episodes so far of The Clone Wars Season 7
  • Watched Toy Story 4

That’s just what I can think of off the top of my head. I know there is more. And that’s on top of our usual Korean Dramas that we like to watch. A lot of sofa sitting. A lot of snacks.

But also, we’ve been making a point of going out for a walk every day after lunch. We just stroll around our neighborhood for a while, getting some exercise. Sometimes we have to go into the road a little to keep our distance from the neighbors, but everyone that we see out seems to be in good spirits.

But yeah, that’s how it’s going here. I just wanted to share this, in case someone else comes across it and feels like they are going nutty too. It’s not like we’re people who go out a lot, but the not being able to gets to us.

One day this will all be over, and we can go out then. For the sake of each other, we need to stay in. For the sake of the healthcare workers, we need to stay home. For the sake of the grocery store employees, pharmacy employees, and delivery drivers, we need to stay in.

Anyone whose job is important enough to be considered an essential worker right now should probably be considered a bit of a hero. They’re keeping the rest of us going. They are taking care of us. I just hope when this is all done we can remember that, and treat them with more respect than they sometimes have gotten before this.

Stay safe, everyone!