seattle, staying home

Alone, finally.

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.

Seattle Freeze
seattle, staying home

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?

seattle, staying home

Being grateful – during times of social distancing

Studies/the Internet/my husband have told me that you should mimic your commute to and from work even while working from home. I've been trying to do that. Typically, when I am working at the office, I drive and have about a 10-minute walk from where I park, to the office. Now before I start my… Continue reading Being grateful – during times of social distancing

cherry blossoms
seattle, staying home

Spring is still “on”

The one positive of social distancing and staying home is that I have been walking around wayyyy more. I had been training for a marathon but once my May race announced that it had (understandably) canceled the event, I lost motivation to keep training. I'm still running, just not double-digit-mileage runs anymore. I'm running some,… Continue reading Spring is still “on”

seattle, travel

This travel blog is on pause

The other day a friend asked me if I had been blogging about my experiences with the COVID-19 outbreak. I hadn't really thought to. I mean, my last post was about it. But, I hadn't planned to continue writing about it here. On my nightstand, I recently revived my paper journal to write down at… Continue reading This travel blog is on pause

seattle, United States

Blocked, and at home 2.0

Wash your hands. Work from home. No large gatherings. Six feet apart. Don't hoard all the toilet paper. Cancel unnecessary personal trips. Don't touch your face. (That last one is harder than it sounds. I never realized I touch my face so often until now). Last week I wrote about the joys of just staying… Continue reading Blocked, and at home 2.0