Obstacles to blogging

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

COVID baking: Doubletree Cookies

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

Song parodies: a COVID coping mechanism

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

Grocery shopping in the time of COVID-19

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

French lessons, pandemic edition

Eiffel Tower at night

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