Seattle
seattle, staying home

Finally meeting my neighbors

Bryce and I moved right before Thanksgiving last year. With the holidays and then being out of town for New Year's in Japan, things were pretty hectic and we were not home a lot. By mid-January, we were still not fully unpacked. We had met two neighbors. I remember asking Bryce if we needed to… Continue reading Finally meeting my neighbors

We Got This Seattle
seattle, staying home

Are your parents having a hard time self quarantining, too?

When this all began, I had multiple conversations with my friends about how all of our parents were having a difficult time staying at home -- specifically, our mothers. (At this point, you know when I refer to "this," I am talking about COVID-19, right?) Washington state had not yet mandated the official stay at… Continue reading Are your parents having a hard time self quarantining, too?

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Rain: running gold during coronavirus

My rain dance worked. And, by rain dance, I mean, just writing about it.  This week has brought grey skies and drizzle to my lovely Seattle. This means I can run in peace without waking up before sunrise. Monday I ran in the morning but not super early and there was hardly anyone else around… Continue reading Rain: running gold during coronavirus

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When there’s nowhere to run

It's been getting harder to run. No, not like physically hard. I can't enjoy running when I have to be careful at every corner I turn in fear that a dog walker or a kid on a bicycle will be soaring by. I have to meticulously calculate how to pass others when there are two… Continue reading When there’s nowhere to run

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Grocery shopping in the time of COVID

My lunch yesterday consisted of top ramen and frozen vegetables. That's how down-to-nothing my food options at home were. We last went to the grocery store a week-and-a-half ago and are now completely out of fresh vegetables and fruit. I mean, eating just pasta and sauce from a jar for every meal seemed sustainable in… Continue reading Grocery shopping in the time of COVID

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Being social, while in isolation.

I don't know about you, but I haven't felt like I have had any "extra" free time during this stay-at-home order while we try to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases. For those keeping track, I'm going into my fifth week of working from home and sixth week of not going anywhere "non-essential." There's just… Continue reading Being social, while in isolation.

New Zealand
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The honeymoon is not over — quarantine edition

A little over a year ago, my husband and I had returned from our three-week honeymoon in New Zealand. I have done a lot of traveling and been to many places and New Zealand will always hold a special place in my heart. We couldn't stop talking about how much we missed it. The people,… Continue reading The honeymoon is not over — quarantine edition