Semi-Quarantined Life Week 60

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

Semi-Quarantined Life (Week 59)

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)

Semi-Quarantined Life (Week 58)

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)

Quarantine Life Week 47

I'm working more, and I am sharing my kitchen with Katie, my middle child, so I feel like I've been doing a little less super complicated cooking. But I'm still putting dinner on the table most evenings. I've had some crazy insomnia, so not been so into elaborate breakfasts lately. Thursday (2/18) - I made … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 47

How I Came to Love (and some would say be decent at) Cooking

Somewhere my mother has a picture, I am sure, of my sister and I standing on chairs in the kitchen so we could reach the stove. However, I didn't really learn to cook until well into adulthood. I can remember an awful meal I made for my mother right after I moved into my first … Continue reading How I Came to Love (and some would say be decent at) Cooking

Quarantine Life Week 22 – Getting ready to move

So we've been packing most of the week. This is definitely a record for me with us finding a place and moving within a two week span. The actual move happens Monday, but I've been packing like a mad woman for the last 10 days. I actually planned out our meal menu through the move … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 22 – Getting ready to move