It was my birthday last week June 8. And, it felt kind of weird. To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of birthdays. (Well, I love celebrating other people's birthdays, but don't care to hype up my own). I've had a few jobs in the past where my coworkers never even knew my… Continue reading Just another birthday
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
Awoken by the booming thunder. The rain showers rattled on the rooftop. Even Mother Nature is mad. More thunder. More rain. I finally get out of bed and see the grey sky outside. It's like any other day. Or, is it?
I know I'm not the only one having COVID nightmares. Or, perhaps just more stressful dreams than normal. Last month I had a dream where I had invited friends and family to a game night, assuming that they understood it would be a virtual game night. However, everyone showed up at my front door —… Continue reading How about those COVID dreams?
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?
It seems like a simple, straight-forward question: How are you? But, is it? I'll run into a neighbor while on a walk and we'll exchange "Hello's" and "How are you's?" We smile and reply with some form of, "Oh, hanging in there" or, "Oh, you know, fine." When I'm on a phone meeting with a… Continue reading How are you?
"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
... and we were social distancing! You know what I'm talking about. You're having a conversation with your best friend and you talk about how you visited your parents and you add, "We chatted through the window!" It's not that you doubt that your friend would actually think you had set foot in your parents'… Continue reading Judging everyone, and being judged — while social distancing
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
A week ago, my mom texted my brother and I and told us not to get her any gifts for Mother's Day. "We need to save, and not be spending money!" she ended the text messaged with. My brother replied: We already got you a gift. Selfless, and often times stubborn — that's my mom.… Continue reading A quarantined mother’s day