Sunday, March 22, 2020

Week 2 - 5 good things

1. I was able to go into work three days last week - probably saving my sanity. I did nothing except go to work and come home, but seeing my co-workers and getting out of the house helped a lot.

2. However, we were told on Friday to work remotely for the rest of the semester. While this isn't awesome, I'm trying to look on the bright side. So...I still have a job, I can do it remotely, and now I can do it in sweatpants.

3. Thank goodness for Facetime and Google Duo. I've been able to see faces over this weekend, and I think we'll be communicating that way for the next few weeks. And maybe even after that, because it is hella fun.

4. I got outside yesterday for quite awhile - completely alone, and I didn't even see another person. But I went hiking for a little bit and climbed through some tall grass and hills. It helped my soul.

5. Nick told me his family is going to watch all the Marvel movies during this isolation sentence, so I decided I am watching along with them. It is so fun to watch all these movies again.

Oh, and I also decided to test out Door Dash...I wasn't sure how it would work at my new apartment. It's amazing, and I had some delicious food from The BuckSnort yesterday. #local

Oh, and I also decided that once this crippling isolation sentence is over, there are some things I will never take for granted again:
Seeing my nieces/nephews
Seeing my grandparents
the gym
Stir Cove
TJ Maxx
Seeing my friends in person
Sitting in a restaurant
I am sure I will continue to add to this list.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

5 good things that happened this week

Dude...things are rough lately. So I am going to start a new Sunday series called "5 good things that happened this week". This series may be continuing or it may last one week. Who really knows?

1. Wednesday night I had a street dance meeting and an alumni association meeting in Glenwood. I love Glenwood. But also I love getting together with ambitious, like-minded people who push me out of my comfort zone and encourage our group to do good things for that community.

2. I ordered a new bed frame from Wayfair.com and I was super nervous about putting it together - I almost just paid the $60 for the wayfair guy to come do it. But I put on my big girl pants, pulled out my tool box (which I didn't need, because they literally send everything you need), and did it MYSELF! And I did a damn good job, and now I will be buying millions of more items from wayfair.

3. I had two good RD finds this week - another birdhouse and a pitcher that I've been trying to find for a friend for two years!

4. Missy and I went to see A Night With Queen (I think that's what it was called...) at the Orpheum. We walked in the door and a friend of Missy's exchanged our tickets (which were very good) for even better ones in the FRONT row! It was such a fun night, and I'm glad we had that experience together before everything in the world shut down for the unforeseeable future.

5. Friday was Nicole's birthday (38...I love these 4.5 months where she is only one year younger than me) and Saturday was Mom's birthday. Kate and I treated them to a birthday breakfast. It was some good girl talk.