I'm not an all-out germaphobe, but I definitely have germaphobic tendencies so I'm all for improvements to hotel room cleanliness.
Weltschmerz is really the best word I can think of to describe how I currently feel as a result of the last few weeks here in the US.
Today is Easter Sunday, but it sure doesn't feel like it, which makes it hit home once again how surreal life is during Coronatime. I started off Lent as I normally do - giving up something that is not easy for me to give up - but not too long into Lent, that didn't seem … Continue reading Easter Sunday, COVID-style
I love a good song parody (I've been known to make up a few of my own here and there) so naturally, I was interested to see what folks would come up with with COVID-19. I was not disappointed. 😂 In the midst of so much worry and stress, humor is absolutely a valid and … Continue reading Song parodies: a COVID coping mechanism
My husband and I were out for one of our now daily walks in our neighborhood the other day and couldn't help but notice how many of our neighbors we were seeing perhaps for the first time (we've lived in this house for more than 10 years). We've commiserated with the man desperately trying to … Continue reading Silver linings
I watched this video a few days ago from a doctor about sanitizing your groceries before putting them away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps I already was treating my Amazon and other deliveries as biohazards after learning the virus can live on cardboard for a day or whatever. Those came into the house and sat by the front door … Continue reading Grocery shopping in the time of COVID-19
I've been taking French lessons for a couple-few months now in preparation for two trips to France this year (both of which have obviously been canceled, thanks COVID-19). Just a couple of weeks ago, my lessons revolved around fun, travel-related things: speaking to hotel desk clerks about my reservations, inquiring about train schedules, and the … Continue reading French lessons, pandemic edition
I'll admit that like many people outside of China and the rest of Asia, when COVID-19 first popped up in the news, I didn't give it much thought. After all, SARS, MERS, H1N1, zika...most of them had marginal impact on most of the US (at least that's how I recall it) and none of them … Continue reading What a difference a week makes in COVID-time