Adding as seen in @condenasttraveller to my resume! I could have had a photo in the article too but I DIDN’T CHECK MY EMAIL ALL DAY. 🤦🏻♀️ The article is about how women all over the world are surviving and/or thriving in quarantine, and it’s by one of my favorite writers/podcasters @lalehannah. It’s so fun to be included!! Also, I think after several weeks of nearly debilitating depression masked by dark humor, I have learned to thrive in quarantine. And yes, I am planning our trip to Paris. Or wherever lets Americans in first. 😉✈️
Trying to teach the nephews about the world with Barbar and his world tour, but we were all stumped by the Russian words. I may be adding a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad to my bucket list now.
Quarantine has been a bummer this week and it’s only Wednesday. 😂Seriously though, I am on the struggle bus this week, so if you are too, just know you’re not alone. The good news is, these hardwood floors did reach the wall last week! We just had to get Rory to move out of the way. The bad news is . . . they still need sanded, stained, and polyed. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the house renovation AND quarantine tunnel, TBH. What’s getting me through right now is White Chocolate Mocha creamer and good books. What’s getting you guys through?
Now when I look at this picture, I think of all the things we must have touched and the crowds we were in with people from all over the world. I’ve been watching these really great YouTubers with all their travel videos. At one point, the girl opens the door of a little church and I immediately registered that as a danger. I actually thought, “Oh look at her 2 years ago, touching door knobs without a care!” It makes me think . . . will we all be germophobes when this is over? Will we ever go to a restaurant and touch the silverware without wondering if that’s ok? Will we sanitize the menu with Clorox wipes from our bags? When this is over and we’re all excited to be “returning to normal” . . . what will normal be? #quarantinethoughts
If you’re looking for a little armchair adventure this weekend, I posted a lottttt of pictures and stories from Ireland on my blog. There’s a link in my bio — I like to think of it as a virtual escape back to this crazy time just a few weeks ago that we ate in restaurants and went places. Ah, the good old days. #irelandtravel #cliffsofmoher
Happy birthday to the queen of the dolls, @thecarolinedoll! I wish we could all be together soon to celebrate, but it’ll just have to be extra special when we do! Enjoy a fabulous night in the amazing home you created. 😘😘 You deserve all the champagne and balloons and blooms and pink pools full of pink balls!! XOXO
Two years ago, on this very day, we were getting engaged in Corniglia, Italy. Now, Italy is still fighting desperately against this insane virus and cities here in the US are instituting mandatory shelter in place orders. Who would have EVER thought that this is where we’d be in 2020? When you travel to new places, it’s easy to compare them to places you’ve been before. We LOVED Ireland — it’s so beautiful and friendly and fun and held so many cool new experiences for us, like driving on the other side of the road. But we kept mentioning little things about Italy. At an Italian restaurant we tried, I vowed to never order carbonara outside of Italy again. We joked that churches and cathedrals were ruined for us after St. Peter’s Basilica & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. When we hiked up the stairs of our hotel in Dublin, we said it better have a view like our 5th floor AirBnB in Florence. It was obvious. Italy would always have a very special place in our hearts. Hearing what they’re going through from women in my travel Facebook groups breaks my heart. And I know the US may not be far behind. But I have to hope that some day, we’ll be planning an anniversary trip back to our favorite place. Andrà tutto bene.