"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
The covid citizens
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
Tired of talking about covid
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
Welcome to May — but also losing track of time
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
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
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?
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
It’s a virtual birthday party!
We were all laughing and couldn't stop smiling. My aunt had Jason Momoa in the background of her screen. Then my little cousin changed her own background to her favorite boy band, BTS. The rest of us started to hear an echo as next to her, my aunt and uncle were also logged into the… Continue reading It’s a virtual birthday party!
I looked out the window and it was grey and rainy outside. This was three days ago. Well into my third straight week of being fully remote working at home. I was exhausted. I still had more work to do in the evening. Should I still go on my run before it gets dark? Yes,… Continue reading Alone, finally.
Are Seattleites “unfreezing” during this pandemic?
The boy raised his hand quickly to wave at us with a half smile. Bryce and I drove by, and I waved back. I was surprised that this kid who had been playing basketball in the street had 1) moved over for us and 2) waved at us, even if it was brief. We were… Continue reading Are Seattleites “unfreezing” during this pandemic?