Books, COVID

Audiobooks, Germs, This is Us- in no particular order

3 random things on my mind…. 1. Audiobooks vs. Podcasts I mentioned last week I’ve been listening to The Self-Driven Child on audiobook (checked out from the library app). On the whole, the book has improved I think quite a bit and it’s actually turning out to be pretty good. I used to listen to audiobooks all the time, but…

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COVID, Life

Be happy now

Oh, sigh. Life feels heavy at the moment. COVID is hitting Ivan’s close friends & family circle hard in Mexico right now. I won’t go into many details, as it’s not really my story to tell. But he has lost several people close to him in a short time span and it is heart breaking. (His parents and siblings are…

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COVID, Gratitude

More covid woes + gratitude ideas

Good morning! It’s just after 6 am and I’ve been up a while already. My family always asks me why I still get up so early on the weekends. The answer? I just really love this time of day. It’s quiet, peaceful, and… I don’t know, it’s just my favorite time! There are actually times that I wake up around…

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COVID, Kids, Productivity

Silver Lining #1

Do you have a “favorite” side effect of the pandemic? That probably sounds like a weird question, but I mean, is there one outcome from all of the changes that you like the best? (I know we all really despise many things about it. But I think most people agree there are SOME perks to the lifestyle changes, even if…

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COVID, Kids

Covid + music

 One (kind of) positive aspect of COVID has been virtual piano lessons. I say “kind of” because I do not actually feel that piano lessons over Zoom are fully equal or preferable in any way to real, in person lessons. But, I have been surprised at how well they have gone overall and I think from the boys’ perspective, they…

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