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 56 – Hopefully Our Last Week of Full Lockdown

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

Quarantine Life Week 55 – Coming Out

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

Quarantine Life Week 51

I'm a little behind on writing these, so my apologies if I seem to just bomb several posts. I cannot believe we have been doing this for almost a year! Thursday (3/18) - I combined the zucchini pasta and artichoke pasta recipes to create a creamy zucchini and artichoke pasta. It was pretty good, and … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 51

Quarantine Week 52

Well, this post marks an official year of the quarantine life. We actually went into quarantine on 3/16/20, but of course, my posts are a week behind. Things got a little crazy after this last week, so let's just jump into the food for now. Thursday (3/25) - We ordered Rockwell's for dinner. I got … Continue reading Quarantine Week 52

Quarantine Life Week 50

Wow. We are approaching a year. My husband gets his first vaccine shot tomorrow. I'm excited and terrified all at once. I should be able to get it by the end of the month. Also terrifying! But this series of posts could come to an end. I'll have to think of some other way to … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 50

Quarantine Life Week 49

Every week, it looks like the world is moving toward opening up more. While I still have some mixed feelings on this, I am looking forward to cookouts and dinner parties. I have an entire "This shit is over" party plan. It's gonna be epic. But for now, let's talk about this week's cooking. Thurs … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 49

Quarantine Week 48

Spring is almost here! We are supposed to have 60 degree whether this coming week. I am super excited. Living in Chicago, I know it could still snow again, but I think it's definitely close to time to pull that grill out of storage and get myself set up downstairs for some summer grilling and … Continue reading Quarantine Week 48