Here are some of mine: Fear of criticism Fear of being judged incorrectly Being a person who likes privacy yet posting in a wide open public space Figuring out what topic to even write about Caught between wanting to dash off a quick thought and feeling like your post draft has to be perfect to … Continue reading Obstacles to blogging
Clouds in my coffee
As I mentioned in my last post, we recently moved our kids back to college. For my husband and I, this was a given. We have helped move both of our kids in and out of dorm rooms and apartments since their freshmen years. It's not that we enjoy carrying stuff up and down stairs, … Continue reading Love is a verb
I'm not an all-out germaphobe, but I definitely have germaphobic tendencies so I'm all for improvements to hotel room cleanliness.
Terrorist frog trolls are certainly not the worst of what 2020 had brought so far but this feels personal. 🙂
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.
Thanks to COVID-19 (there's a phrase you don't hear every day...), many big brands are releasing their "secret recipes", including Doubletree Hotels. I've long been a huge fan of their signature cookies (served warmed at check-in, yum!) so when they published the recipe, I had to try them. I made a batch of Doubletree cookies … Continue reading COVID baking: Doubletree Cookies
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
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