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
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
Yesterday I was supposed to run race the Vancouver Marathon. Obviously, the race was canceled about a month ago due to COVID-19. I've had a lot of plans that have been postponed/canceled like Taylor Swift's Loverfest concert and the Tokyo Summer Olympics just to name a few. But, this one hurt the most. After nearly… Continue reading The runners with no races
Yesterday I was reminded of Natalie's death in a weird way: a Facebook post of friends' wedding anniversary. If I hadn't seen their anniversary post, would I have even remembered? I wasn't sure. And, that made me suddenly feel really sad. I mean, sure, during this pandemic, who is keeping track of the days anyway?… Continue reading Still missing you
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?