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Welcome to May — but also losing track of time

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

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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

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seattle, staying home

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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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!