It’s time for another monthly recap. I almost didn’t write this post. I mean what could I truly recap from a month of being homebound that would interest you, but I think it’s important to document this unprecedented time. I also feel like I’m gravitating more towards the quarantine related blog content that not. I secretly want to know what recipes people are making, what items are bringing joy to their lives and where the hell they found tie dye kits + white sweatsuits because I cannot locate these items anywhere!
Instead of sharing images and describing what we did this month I’m sharing the highlights!
What I’m eating…
We also ordered a produce box from Territory Grocery and it was such a treat to have a box delivered to our door with fresh produce! I’ve been so frustrated with the quality of items at the supermarket so this was delightful.
What I’m reading…
Quarantine has been good for my “to-read” list and I’m so so thankful for Libby and my library’s online collection of e-books. I’ve read these books this month:
- Do You Mind if I Cancel– Gary Janetti
- Dark Matter– Blake Crouch
- Verity– Colleen Hoover
- The Island– Elin Hilderbrand
- Lean Mean Thirteen– Janet Evanovich (I’m slowly working through the Stephanie Plum series)
- Fearless Fourteen– Janet Evanovich
What I’m wearing…
I’ve been mixing my athleisure days in with jeans + a sweater days. I purchased THIS tee from a local Baltimore boutique right before the pandemic hit and I’ve been living in it because its sooo soft! I want to check out the other items under their label now that I know how soft everything is!
I’m also loving THESE leggings from Amazon for a comfy around the house option.
What I’m loving…
What I’m thinking…
I keep seeing headlines regarding how this time at home will change us. How we as people can’t go through something this long without seeing a difference in the way we do things, think, feel, etc. After having my birthday during quarantine I can honestly say that I’ve seen love given generously. It was overwhelming and so beautiful. I hope that others are able to leave this time and look back on it as a period of growth, survival, appreciation for relationships, and thankfulness for whatever lessons were learned.
What I’m watching…
Chris and I have been watching Brooklyn 99, Devs, Community, Lego Masters, Celebrity IOU, Impractical Jokers, and Shark Tank in the tv department this month. Impractical Jokers, Shark Tank and Celebrity IOU have been our favorites to watch when we get in bed and wind down for the night. As far as movies go, we are mixing old and new and in April we watched Onward, Road to Perdition, Money Pit and Shawshank Redemption.
What I’m learning…
I’ve been taking a photography workshop on Skillshare that is challenging me creatively and helping me dust off my DSLR! I also took an Excel course on LinkedIn Learning since it’s a hurdle for me professionally and I learned SO MUCH. I even have a certificate to show for it 🙂
What I’m listening to…
Besides my Daily Mix on Spotify which has been an enjoyable mix of Ellie Goulding, Beach House, and Robyn I’ve also been listening to a few podcasts:
- Sibling Revelry
- The Morning Toast
- Bitch Sesh
What I’m thankful for…
I’m thankful for a month to really connect with my Husband and our closest friends and family. We’ve rekindled friendships with people who live across the country and have had weekly Mario Kart nights with our besties. While we are further away from each other I honestly feel that we are closer emotionally to some people. Being able to slow down and get rid of the NOISE in our daily lives and focus on what is REALLY important has been beautiful.
What I’m looking forward to…
Beyond having our world back in some sense of order and for HUGGING MY PARENTS, I’m looking forward to some house projects that we are going to tackle this month including turning our back patio into a sanctuary! I’m thinking flowers, cozy patio furniture, cafe lights overhead, a fire pit and a DIY pallet bar. Can’t wait!
My hope for May is that we decline in COVID-19 cases and journey towards being able to leave our homes. I know that until we have a vaccine we will never truly be rid of the virus, but I am craving a sense of normalcy just like everyone else and I am hopeful we are able to safely get to that point soon.
Stay safe and happy, friends!