Operation Oysterhood: 13 January

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

A scorching day. In winter, I survive in my old Victorian house because of the fireplace, the hot bath, the electric blanket and tea (with rum!). But in summer, the good old house remains relatively cool and offers respite from the Cape summer heat.

A morning of reading until it was time for a physically distanced meeting in my garden: the author and the designer of a book I have edited came to discuss the next step in the production process. We looked at all the visual material that will be included in the book. It is going to be beautiful. And the story is amazing. A lovely project that hasn’t felt like work for even a second.

“BIBLIOGONY is the creation of books.” — @HaggardHawks

Computer work that did feel like work in the afternoon. Just after six, I went for my sanity-preserving swim and then relaxed with The Cats on a quilt in our garden while the sun was setting.

Glinka takes the best selfies!

On Wednesdays, I usually watch TV in the evening. I watched with one eye on the TV, the other on my inbox, waiting for news from the ICU. No news today, though, which we all hope simply means: stable.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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