• Life Lately

    A Day in My Life During Quarantine

    I cannot believe I have been in quarantine for almost a week now. I have survived this far. This is what my day looks like now. A new routine has consumed my everyday life.

    7:30 a.m.

    I am not (really) a morning person. My morning usually starts at 7:30. I get up, make my bed, and go straight to the bathroom to wash my face and brush my teeth. Next, I prepare a cup of coffee. I like it creamy white, but I like white caramel more. Then I go to the rooftop for a daily dose of fresh air, sunshine, and exercise to get my blood flowing.

    The sun feels comforting.

    I have been doing this for quite a while now.

    8:00 a.m.

    I go straight to the bathroom to take a warm bath and prepare for the day ahead. I wear house clothes all the time.

    I am an introvert at heart. I love being at home.

    9:00 a.m.

    I look over and prioritize my to-do lists, respond to messages and emails, and eat breakfast, starting with a bowl of cereal, sitting cross-legged with my computer in my lap. Usually I have cereals, oatmeal, or anything on-the-go on weekdays. I go for corned beef, toasted bread, and eggs on the weekend.

    Each morning, this has been my routine.

    11:00 a.m.

    I try not to spend much time on the internet reading or watching the news. I have a couple of breaks in between.


    What is available in my pantry? For today’s lunch, I am getting Spanish sardines, some veggies, and an apple. Either I am taking a few minutes to work on my blog or I am running some errands.

    1:30 p.m.

    I will continue working on anything and everything I need to get done. I am working on pending projects I have. I spend most of the time dutifully responding to my colleagues’ initial inquiries. During this time, I aimlessly planned out the next day. In between, I have a little chit chat with my 6-months old nephew.

    While I am working, I usually snack on something like Combos or Le-mond (try this one, they taste the same), butter cookies, smoothies (no ice), or coffee. I do love snacking in between. I also love roasted peanuts in between emails.

    5:00 p.m.

    Every afternoon I try to spend 10 to 15 minutes outdoors getting some fresh air while doing stretches, then go straight to the bathroom for another warm bath. I consistently bathe twice a day.

    6:00 p.m.

    Evenings are my favorite time of the day. Before eating dinner, I binge watched for about two hours. I am currently watching the last couple of episodes of the Kingdom. Then I made more family phone calls.

    8:00 p.m.

    I made spaghetti with lots of cheese for tonight’s dinner. I usually read or blog after dinner. Either of the two.


    I went to sleep at about midnight. I have been trying to go to bed earlier but have not succeeded so far.

    I always look forward to waking up and starting a new day. How is your day so far?