Random Rambles

Covid Times: Here & Now

I'm still in October. The calendar on my wall is stuck on my birth month. We are 8 days into November and NanoPoblano, but I'm falling behind. It is time to flip the month from Agra to Sydney. The only traveling I'm doing this year is through the months of my calendar -- London, Paris,… Continue reading Covid Times: Here & Now

Random Rambles

Holes in the Ceiling & a New Door?

When I climbed the stairs the second time, I could hear voices coming from the bathroom. I peeked in, unnoticed, to see my landlord laying on the linoleum, hugging the toilet, and his father standing over him, barking orders. I let them bicker back and forth awhile before announcing myself. Of course, I inquired about… Continue reading Holes in the Ceiling & a New Door?

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) · Pandemic Ponderings

Covid Times : Picking Up the Pen Again

I was sent home from work on the afternoon of March 15th, 2020. I had no idea for how long. All I knew was that I had been exposed to the virus. A community health nurse called me the next day, instructing me to self-isolate and monitor my symptoms for the next 14 days. Over… Continue reading Covid Times : Picking Up the Pen Again

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) · Pandemic Ponderings

NaNoPoblano 2020: Pandemic Pondering

Here I sit on the first day of November, analyzing my every thought, before I let it reach my fingertips. I've been here before, but somehow I'm still unsure how I should proceed. In 2014 I embarked on National November Blog Posting Month to share the roots of my blog, a reconcilation of my time… Continue reading NaNoPoblano 2020: Pandemic Pondering

Pandemic Ponderings

Pandemic Pondering: Grocery Stories (Episode 3)

Over breakfast on a patio with our chairs six feet apart, we chatted about staying motivated, getting back to work, and grocery shopping. Before the pandemic we would meet at 8am every Saturday for a 5k run followed by coffee in Cook Street Village. Those Parkrun mornings are dearly missed, but I'm so thankful that… Continue reading Pandemic Pondering: Grocery Stories (Episode 3)

Pandemic Ponderings

Pandemic Pondering: Grocery Stories (Episode 2)

Grocery shopping isn't always an adventure. Costco became an adventure because we deviated from our game plan of potting soil and dumbbells and came away with enough toilet paper to carry me into 2021 and enough cat food for a crazy cat lady. And we had a fun interaction with a cute-but-taken guy. Nothing happened… Continue reading Pandemic Pondering: Grocery Stories (Episode 2)