I went on a run Friday morning. I have hardly been running these days, but that is not what I came to write about. As I shuffled my feet, I crossed paths with an older man walking with a camera that had a huge lens slung over his shoulder. He wore a utility vest and… Continue reading The little things
"Happy Fourth!" she cheerfully exclaimed as she and her partner descended down the mountain. I think I mumbled a quick "Same to you," but I honestly can't remember, nor did I mean it if I did. I was just being polite. It was July Fourth but I didn't think there was anything to celebrate about.… Continue reading It felt different this year
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?
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
I've been blocked from Instagram for more four weeks. (At this point, I've actually lost track. It may be five!) I can still log in and access my account. However, I am unable to post photos with a caption, nor am I able to like, follow or comment on other accounts. (What does this even… Continue reading Blocked, and at home
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a planner. I actually use a paper planner and I like always knowing my schedule so I know what to expect. I hate surprises. On Sundays, Bryce and I figure out what we will be making for dinner during the week so that we can buy… Continue reading An impromptu urban excursion
It was sunny in Seattle on Sunday and instead of leaving Seattle and taking a ferry ride, my husband and I left Seattle and went to the snow. We've owned our own pair of snowshoes since December but with all the traveling in the last few months, hadn't made it out to the mountains to… Continue reading Embracing (a sunny) winter wonderland
Prior to the inception of this blog a month ago, a lot of traveling has occurred! Here is a little round-up of my 2018 adventures. Japan (January) -- I literally rung in the new year in Kamakura, Japan, where my grandma lives. Bryce, my mom and I walked to a nearby temple and rang a… Continue reading 2018 travel year in review
I caught a cold last week that really knocked me out. It started somewhat slowly — and progressively got worse. Last Friday Phyllis and I were supposed to do afternoon tea and walk around downtown Seattle and see the gingerbread houses at the Sheraton and look at Pike Place Market all decked out in its… Continue reading Better now than in New Zealand!
When I was little, I wanted to be an artist or a teacher. I am in neither of these occupations. Getting rejected by two art majors in college and deciding that I didn't really want to be a teacher, led me to being a journalism major. My first real job out of college was being a newspaper… Continue reading Just another travel blog