Quarantine Question: Who is that woman???

I’ve been back in the office since early September after working from home for several months. As the second wave of COVID-19 hits, I think my husband is hoping I stay there. Being quarantined with me had him shaking his head and asking “Who is that woman?” because it turned me into either Suzy Homemaker, Martha Stewart or my mother.

I know, it’s hard to believe. I’ve always been the girl who had little interest in home décor or, really, home anything. But quarantine changed all that! For example, one day while attending a Zoom meeting from my living room, I decided the accent décor just had to go. Before you could say “quarantine”, I had ordered new curtains and a rug from two different websites. It’s only when I hung the curtains that I realized they matched the rug! Who knew? I wish I could say it was because of my attention to detail or my flair for decorating but it was just a happy coincidence. That and the fact that I like diamond patterns.

One weekend, I made enchiladas, a chicken curry and a big pot of soup. All with one package of deboned chicken breasts. You know those cooking shows that teach you how to make three meals in 30 minutes for under $10? Well, I could have given them a run for their money. (OK, it took longer than 30 minutes and cost maybe more than $10).

When I was at home, I swept the kitchen floor, dusted or vacuumed on my health breaks. One day I was cleaning the bathroom sink and I looked in the mirror and I swear my mother was looking back at me.

Want to know what I did on my summer vacation? On the spur of the moment, I decided to paint the washroom. When I’d finished, I got down on my hands and knees and cleaned the grout on the floor tiles. I was beginning to think there was something seriously wrong with me.

My newly-discovered domestic talents have gone back into hibernation since I returned to the office. But just in case we are quarantined again, I’m stocking up on home décor and cooking magazines.

7 thoughts on “Quarantine Question: Who is that woman???

  1. Such a cute post. I think we have all changed to an extent during quarantine. Doing domestic chores has never been my cup of tea, but I have done a lot of it. Tell your husband you had to do something while your were isolated or you would have gone “Stir Crazy”.


  2. Great article in our newspaper this morning said that we are all apparently spending much time fixing up our houses and yards. Home improvement stores’ profits are soaring. Contractors are turning away work. I have had to relearn how to clean since I could no longer have my twice monthly cleaners come in. It has made me remember why I hired them in the first place.


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