My Leg Hair is Getting Beasty
I am not a women who chooses to have body hair all over. It’s great for women who do, but it’s not my jam. I grew up in the 80’s and I like to shave my legs. But quarantine has me growing out my leg hair for my own amusement.
I love how thick and black it is. The hairs are not linear and they grow in all different directions — they truly have a mind of their own and I find it most intriguing.
I will shave them if and when I ever have sex again. Don’t judge me — it’s a fun quarantine-alone game.
1. Going Gray
I decided to go au natural way before quarantine. My timing was impeccable.
I am amused watching the progression of my natural gray grow in. It draws out my crone wisdom and I can feel my true essence is getting even stronger.
I also found some free apps to play with that make it super fun to project what I may look like at some point.
I don’t want to admit this but I followed a YouTube video to make this painting. I didn’t follow it exactly, as I was using materials and colors I had in the house, but that made it even more fun.
The directions said 45 minutes, but it took me at least 3 hours and I really loved doing it. I hung it in my kitchen in the spirituality gua of my apartment.
3. Take a Bajillion Selfies
I attempt to capture the pretty, the soft, the act-as-if-someone-is-quarantining-with-me-and-making-me-laugh shots as well as the silly and darker moods.
4. Be SO Excited About Garbage Day
Seriously, Thursdays are THE SHIT. I get to go outside with a purpose and use my muscles to lug the garbage and recyclables to the curb. It is so exciting to have a real-deal reason to be out on the Brooklyn street.
And then there’s Friday — hauling the cans back. Oooh lala.
5. Hang My Clothes on the Fire Escape to Dry
I know hanging clothes out to dry is normal and many people do it, but in 51 years, I never have. I started quarantine by washing my clothes in the tub and then graduated to the kitchen sink because it’s waaaay easier on my back.
I crawled out the window onto the fire escape and hung my wares for all of Brooklyn to see.
It’s surprisingly satisfying, a great workout and the price is right.
6. Become Disgusted with Humanity
One day I needed to get out and so I took a drive to a park near the Verrazano Bridge. I was horrified to see so many New Yorkers sans face masks!
A man without a mask walked right by me and I felt irate. I played out a scenario in my mind that I confronted him and wondered, Who have I become?
I realized on this walk that my nervous system gets super activated when I go out like this. Any fresh air, view of the water and walking I enjoy is completely counteracted by the stress of the whole experience.
So now I #staythefuckhome.
8. Cook My Ass Off
Every day, three meals a day. I made this potato dish for Passover and I social-distanced-brought one over to my daughter, which made my mama heart very happy. I love to cook and share food.
9. Washing Dishes all Day Long
A girl has got to eat, ya know?!
Honestly, I only did this once.
I am a Triple Virgo (sun, moon, rising) and I literally cannot handle multiple conflicting patterns on my body at one time.
10. Photo Journalist the Streets of Brooklyn With the Intention to Write a Very Serious Medium Article Documenting It All
But never do.
It’s very fun to have a mission, though. And this is a REALLY great shot if you ask me.
11. Snuggle with My New Teddy Bear
I have wanted a teddy bear for a long time and thank goodness I followed the voice to order this cutie-patootie when quarantine first hit.
Quarantining alone is a rare treat, and also intense and lonely at times. I miss human touch, hugs and snuggling. This bear snuggles with me every night and sits on my bed waiting for me all day.
It’s really wonderful.
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