The West Coast is on fire. It's been more than a week of very smokey air in Seattle from all the wildfires. We're "lucky" since it's even worse in Oregon and California. I can't even begin to imagine what it would feel like to have to leave your house because you were in danger from… Continue reading A quarantine on top of quarantine
I went on a run Friday morning. I have hardly been running these days, but that is not what I came to write about. As I shuffled my feet, I crossed paths with an older man walking with a camera that had a huge lens slung over his shoulder. He wore a utility vest and… Continue reading The little things
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the question, "How are you?" is difficult to respond to during a global pandemic. We are at the forefront of a huge movement in standing with our Black sisters and brothers, whether it's through protesting in your city, donating to organizations doing good, educating yourself on racism… Continue reading When you don’t know what to do
I have seen about five or so hummingbirds siting perched on telephone lines during my time in quarantine. The first time it was while I was getting ready in the morning before going to work (at my dining room table). I was looking out the window and noticed a tiny bird perched on the line… Continue reading Did you notice this pre-COVID?
"Where's Todd?" I asked Bryce as we turned a street corner on our evening walk the other day. You'd think I was talking about a person, but I was not. I've named this one "toddler-sized" bunny as "Todd." This is what quarantine has come down to. I see the (alleged) same bunnies in the same… Continue reading Spring bunny sightings
It's not uncommon for Bryce and I to be out on a walk in our neighborhood and when a car whizzes by us, one of us mutters -- or sometimes yells, depending on our mood -- "Where do you think you're going?" or, "You better be making an essential grocery trip!" If we are really… Continue reading The covid citizens
I've been writing and reflecting about the affects of this pandemic for more than a month now. When I'm not writing on this blog, I am working and since I work in (marketing) at a health care organization, there is always work revolving around covid communications. (Also, I like how I just call it "covid",… Continue reading Tired of talking about covid
Today is the first of May. I have no idea how May has already snuck up on us. Time seems to go by both quickly and slowly during quarantine. I know that the days go by, yet a part of me still feels like it should still be February. I went on a run yesterday… Continue reading Welcome to May — but also losing track of time
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
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?