Okay, I'm about a month behind writing this journal series. This may mean it's about time to give it up. And yet, I kind of enjoy it even if no one else does. but let's be honest, August was not my best cooking month. I blame the hot weather mostly, but we also had the … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 75
Semi-Quarantined Life Week 69
Can you believe July is almost over? Schools are going to be starting soon. And there is much debate across the country on how that should look. I won't jump into the politics of said debate. I will just say that, for myself, I dread school starting, and I'm somewhat glad that Chicago starts a … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 69
Semi-Quarantined Life Week 67
Okay, I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that things were going to get a bit interesting, so let's tell you why. About a month ago, maybe a month and a half, I took a giant leap and bought airline tickets to Spain. My sister was already going and had invited me to join her. … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 67
Semi-Quarantined Life Week 66
This week I had a little more fun with food again. It's not back at that level with early pandemic when I was cooking sometimes three times a day, but it was a fun week. So, let's jump into it. Thursday (7/1) - Okay, this was a simple night because Katie actually cooked. We just … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 66
Semi-Quarantined Life Week 65
We did a little traveling this week, which always changes up our normal eating routine. However, we should get some credit that we made a trip to Arkansas that did not include Taco Bell. Seriously folks, I don't know what it is about traveling south, but we always end up at a Taco Bell. I'm … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 65
Semi-Quarantined Life…Week 64
Yep, life is a little more open and about to get even more so. I'll tell ya'll more about that soon. But we are still being cautious. We go to places in person, though not indoor dining yet. But we have the 11-year-old who is not vaccinated, so she still goes pretty much nowhere. We … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life…Week 64
Quarantine Life Week 24 – wow, 6 months!
So, we've hit the third trimester of this thing...kidding. I wish I could say it would only last 9 months, and at the end we'd all get a beautiful reward. I'm just not sure that is how this thing is going down. But it would be nice. So our house is coming together. I have … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 24 – wow, 6 months!
Quarantine Week 16
Falling behind on these journal entries these days. I'm not even sure they are that interesting anymore, but I keep telling myself they'll make for an interesting read 20 years from now. I may be lying to myself. Thursday (7/9), I didn't take any pictures. Okay, I took one picture of the 10 year old's … Continue reading Quarantine Week 16
Quarantine Week 15
As states open more and ours, in particular, continue to see rising case numbers, we are not any more inclined to join the masses who seem to be pretending the pandemic is over. I empathize with business owners who are having to make tough decisions once again on how and when to reopen. I lean … Continue reading Quarantine Week 15
Stop People Pleasing and Just Cook!
So, I spend a ton of time trying to figure out how to feed my family nutritious and exciting meals. Some days, that can be a positive experience, and others it is a major heartache. First, we have a 10-year-old. Any parents out there know that kids are notoriously frustrating when it comes to food. … Continue reading Stop People Pleasing and Just Cook!