I’ve been trying to keep busy as my work life invades my home space, and I spend most days indoors in self-isolation. In my spare time, I’ve been binge watching the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube. If you haven’t seen them before, I highly recommend their videos. Their slow motion clips are short, usually awe-inspiring, educational and funny.

In addition to watching TV, I’ve been writing. I’m also learning Swedish using Duolingo because I have the time. When I’m not doing all that, I play my bass.


I’m taking vocal lessons now (as part of my bass lesson) since we were supposed to be recording a Christmas music CD on April 26th. That has since been postponed, of course. Still I’m practicing both bass and singing.

Even with all of this added learning, activity, and practicing, it’s hard not to get stressed out and fed up. I’m actually taking a vacation (ha ha ha) day tomorrow. I need a break from staring at the tiny 6″ x 10″ Chromebook screen I’m using to remote in to work. When we make it through this nightmare, I hope none of us ever takes the blessing and routine of a normal life for granted.

2 thoughts on “Solitary Preoccupations

  1. Ooh, what made you pick Swedish? Do you have Swedish family links? Or are you planning a holiday in Sweden?

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    1. I took five years of French in high school. This was kind of a silly reason. My son is a huge fan of the 80’s band, Roxette. He wanted to learn because they also have a lot of music in Swedish. I decided to learn with him so he’d have someone to practice with. I’m actually ahead of him in lessons. Jag talar svenska, tack sa mycket. 😉

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