CODNP Day 38: What’s Your New Routine?

What are you doing when 7:00 PM Central rolls around?

For some folks, I realize that it’s difficult to separate the days from each other, much less the hours.  If all you do is stay home, it really doesn’t matter what the clock says.  However, for others you may have a fairly regular routine going.  I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to go to work, so my time from 8-5 looks very similar to what it would have looked like without a global pandemic.  After I come home, though, things change.

Normally at this time of year, I’d come home, change clothes, eat dinner, then sit down to catch the Cardinal game, often already in progress, while the kids got around for their nighttime routine.  Nowadays, of course, that’s not going to happen.  It’s obviously a bit disturbing and my recliner hasn’t been used as much (at least by me–the kids and dogs are often in it however) because of it.

So now, often my family is watching something on the main TV after (or during–seems our kitchen table is getting less use in this time of quarantine) dinner, which allows me some reading time in the front room.  I’m working my way through the Baseball Prospectus Annual (I’m at Texas right now, so I’m about to reach the end, relatively speaking) but I occasionally pick up something else.  When I’m not messing with the game apps on my phone.

I do sometimes steal the TV and turn on the “classic” channel because Perry Mason comes on at 7.  My daughter enjoys watching those with me and my wife and son don’t mind having them on for background noise.  Yes, I realize that makes me 84 but you probably already knew that anyway given my fairly large gaps of knowledge of anything cool.

Are you doing anything in particular that fills the baseball time?  Or is it something new every day?  Let me know in the comments!

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