COVID, Life

3 Things Thursday- Quarantine Edition

Hooray, hooray, today’s the day! After 3 carefully spaced out, negative COVID tests, we are done with quarantine! The boys have been CLEARED to return to school and activities today!! I am grateful to both the clinic staff and school staff for helping us navigate the current and somewhat confusing post-exposure quarantine guidelines. I am also grateful that we have…

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COVID, Life

An opportunity to practice positivity

Well, here we go. Life has served up a perfect opportunity to practice the “power of positive thinking”, “reframing negatives”, finding the good in crappy situations and all of the stuff I have been working on over the past few years. 🙂 We have embarked on a full blown quarantine around here, after having very recent close contact with a…

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COVID, Travel

Quoting myself from 2020

One very fun thing about keeping any kind of journal or written record of your life is being able to look back on it. Since we are sitting right around the 1 year mark now for the whole Coronavirus situation exploding in our faces, I decided to look back on what I was thinking at this time last year. If…

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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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