Saturday March 28 2020


Waking up at 11:20 a.m.


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, and Kefir. English Breakfast Tea.


Teaching a few afternoon lessons at Music Makers.


Scrambled Eggs. Sourdough Toast with Butter and Jam. Spinach with Beets. Coffee.

Watching Uncut Gems (2019).


Our new roommate, Roland, and I drive over to Shore Drive where there’s a neighborhood basketball court. I discovered yesterday how they closed off the hoops at most of the city parks, but not this one. We shoot around amidst the pine trees dropping pollen everywhere.


Back home. Ana’s mom and her brother Jeremy are here. Genevieve, Dennis’s new girlfriend, hangs too. I put on a movie and set up Jeremy at the computer to play all the classic Nintendo games and DOOM.


The night transpires. Tristan arrives. Turning on the karaoke machine and letting everyone rip. Sharing Pizza Chapel slices and garlic knots all around. Later on, it’s time to light the candles on Ana’s cake that I made her. She wanted ultimate chocolate and that’s what she got. She pauses for an unexpected amount of time before she blows out the candles. I can tell she’s very grateful and so am I – the fact we can still be around family in a safe environment. She’s 29 years old, one year closer to my decade.



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