The world continues to move toward a "return to normal," though I still hope we don't just go back to the way things were. I believe some things will stick. We learned a lot, as we should, from the last 15 months. We've experienced fear, anger, grief, desperation, loneliness, and anxiety. But we've also experienced … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 60
Ya'll know I love grocery stores and grocery shopping. The pandemic took that away mostly. I mean, I got to shop online and curbside pick up or have groceries delivered. But that was so limiting. And Asian groceries were the hardest items to find online at the places I could easily order from. So that … Continue reading Asian Food Markets
I am getting more and more comfortable with going back into the world. We are still wearing masks regardless of the new CDC recommendations. I think I mentioned that I might stay in one for a while. But I am relaxing about it a bit. I'll go outside in areas I'm unlikely to run into … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life (Week 59)
Oh I am perpetually behind on these. Life is busy these days. Since we are no longer totally locked down, there are the trips to grocery stores, patio dining with friends we've missed, and work is crazy busy. I think all of these things are good...somewhat stressful as I adjust...but they also really take away … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life (Week 58)
Ya'll, I did it. I went into Savory Spice. If you've ready many of my blogs, you've heard a lot about this particular shop. Not only do they carry the very best spices, they are amazing people. Pre-pandemic, I was in the shop at least once a week. I swear I was making up a … Continue reading Oh My Beloved Spice Shop!
Well, we are officially living a less quarantined life. We go to grocery stores (not that often), and I've been doing some patio dining (again, not that often), but we are still being cautious. Our 11-year-old is a bit from being able to be vaccinated, so we are still a little protective. But we are … Continue reading Semi-Quarantine Life Week 57
That title alone is anxiety producing. Don't get me wrong, I am excited. I am also very nervous about what life looks like when we can exit the bubble. I mean, we're only going to be doing a partial exit for now because of our youngest daughter, but things are going to change, and it … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 56 – Hopefully Our Last Week of Full Lockdown
Well, the time we've both feared and looked forward to is coming, and it's coming quickly. My husband, middle daughter, and I got our second shots this week (April 11-18). Owen got his on Monday and so will be considered fully vaccinated April 26th, and Katie and I got ours Thursday, so will be good … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 55 – Coming Out
As many of you know, my household has been on a pretty tight lockdown since March of 2021. We shifted from going grocery shopping and well, shopping in general, from in-person to either delivery or curbside pick up during the initial state mandated lockdown, and we have just stayed in that mode for more than … Continue reading Grocery Shopping IN PERSON!
This post is also not going to have a lot of cooking talk. Honestly, I'm proud I even managed to eat. I am still at a loss for words strong enough to describe my grief, but I am just letting myself feel. Thursday (4/8) - This day was more memorial planning. Owen and I went … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 54 – still only kind of