March 22, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 12

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 12 

Haven’t been able to welcome anyone in our home. It’s weird!

My hummingbird feeder is getting good use. It’s been very entertaining.

Since we are sheltering in place, I spent a lot of time in our yard this week.

And a lot of time managing Cooper’s school work while trying to get everything else done.

But we made it through our first full week of school at home cuz of the coronavirus.


March 20, 2020



  1. Alton Brown schools us in washing hands.
  2. Dolphins are returning to Italy.
  3. How fear can spread like a virus.
  4. Sylvia Browne predicted this.
  5. The dos and don’ts of disinfecting your phone.
  6. How to do mornings when you’re working from home.
  7. Some good examples of social distancing.
  8. Now is the time to lower the parenting bar.
  9. People haven’t lost their sense of humor during these times.
  10. Convincing older generations to stay home and take coronavirus seriously.
  11. 90s women fashion…sigh…
  12. Turn handwashing into a mindful practice.
  13. Things left untouched at grocery stores.
  14. To read: Feel it Out  / It’s OK to Feel Things Deeply
  15. Let’s space out and look at icebergs underwater.
  16. A guide to managing your remote coworkers.
  17. Thread paintings are more than just embroidery.
  18. People who have defeated self-quarantine boredom.
  19. The best kind of food to cook during a pandemic.
  20. How to grocery shop safely during a pandemic.
  21. Drawing classes from famous illustrators.
  22. Why we evolved to feel panic anxiety.
  23. 2 free months of Skillshare if you want to spend time learning skills!
March 18, 2020

If You’re Bored List!

We are all facing quite a few challenges in the next few weeks (months?!) being stuck at home because of this dang coronavirus.  Are you being safe? I hope so! To relieve anxiety over $$$ and school, I’m trying to do something productive with my feelings because action is the antidote to despair!    My list-making brain has kicked into high gear!  When in doubt, MAKE A LIST!  If you live with someone who gets easily bored,  it’s important to make an “If You’re Bored List.”  Mostly because it will remind you of all of the things you like to do and could do when you find yourself feeling bored.  One of my goals in the next few weeks is to try to fill our time with ACTIVITIES that do not involve loafing on the couch, watching TV, or playing video games. 

This is the list I made for Cooper to refer to. 

I’ve been adding to it when I think of something else he can do.


March 16, 2020

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:


We are on day 5 of social distancing right now. So far things are going OK, although I am slightly worried we won’t have enough food, but I always worry about that. I get that from my grandmother.  I’m mostly worried about not having fresh produce.

Cooper has a bunch of school work to do and he’ll be video conferencing with his class for the next few weeks. WHAT A TRIP!  We are still trying to convince my Dad that he needs to stay at home but he’s being stubborn and thinks everyone is overreacting so WISH US LUCK.  

I spent the weekend doing some cleaning and a lot of gardening. We watched a few movies as a family too. As an introvert, life in isolation isn’t so bad 🙂


March 15, 2020

My Everyday Life: Week 11

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 11

Trying to find magic in little corners this week. Also washing hands like crazy!

Blossoms above my parked car.

Washing crystals and gems for full moon cleansing.

Out they went.



March 14, 2020

Simple Pantry Staple Meals for When You’re Stuck at Home

My prepper brain has been activated with this social distancing situation! What I know is that we will all be at home for a few weeks (?!) and we’ll have to make sure we stay healthy while doing so. This also means not wasting food and rationing what we have just in case we can’t get more things for a bit.   I went through my website to create a game plan and figure out some Simple Pantry Staple Meals for When You’re Stuck at Home for us to refer to in the next few weeks. All my years of meal prepping has PREPARED ME FOR THIS. 


March 13, 2020



  1. Working from home during a global pandemic bingo!
  2. This home looks incredibly cozy.
  3. How to Build Healthy Habits
  4. What does social distancing mean?
  5. House inspiration Pinterest board- The New Old House
  6. Photoshop trolls are so literal!
  7. This is the kind of ceramic stuff I’d love to make.
  8. I see faces in a lot of things. Glad I’m not alone.
  9. I’m excited to try their breakfast sausage.
  10. This looks delicious & easy to make. Also YUM.
  11. Rectangular tattoos are interesting.
  12. These posters made me laugh.
  13. I’ve seen A LOT of the movies on this list!
  14. This is the only way I’d go on a safari.
  15. Pictures from the 1918 Spanish Flu.
  16. The history of the plague.
  17. Cats sleeping in weird places.
  18. Googly eyes are the best.   They bring levity to life. 
  19. This dress with leggings & converse would be my go-to.
  20. Lake waves appear to be frozen in time.
  21. 20 recipes to make with pantry staples.
  22. In times like this, it’s important to work in a gratitude journal.
  23. Melted Crayon Art is in our future next week. Pancakes too!

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