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
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
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
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.
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
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?