staying home

Judging everyone, and being judged — while social distancing

... 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

We got this Seattle
seattle, staying home

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

staying home

A quarantined mother’s day

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

seattle, staying home

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

Seattle
seattle, staying home

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

staying home

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

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?