Shelter at Home

Day t-1. I broke my wine opener. The corkscrew got stuck and snapped off. Not an auspicious beginning to my quarantine party.

Bonebreaker – Old Vine Zine. Really good red wine, but suggest rebranding as “CorkBreaker.”

Monterey County has issued a “shelter in place” order. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home, but am concerned about my lack of work pajamas.

work pjs

I saw The Dude in concert at the Golden State Theater in Monterey. Beat Root Revival opened and they were both awesome!

Amazon has ceased delivery of anything that isn’t a medical supply or a “high demand” product, i.e., toilet tissue. Wonder if that means they’ll deliver Cadbury mini-eggs?

My life, and everyone else’s, is in turmoil. Upheaval on a national scale makes it hard to breathe. Hard to reason.

For some reason, I am reminded of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy that I used to listen to every day when driving the kids home from school.

For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.

I’m out here on the edge of the continent, away from my family, but surrounded by friends, and am so grateful for the technology that keeps us all connected.

Even though all the parties are cancelled, we have so much to celebrate.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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