Things in Seattle (ish) that made me gasp

The cab driver who tried to charge me $26 for the briefest taxi ride I’ve ever taken. I balked and the price went down to $16.The price of groceries in the neighborhood where we stayed which is apparently a food desert. Butter was $6 a pound, individual cups of Chobani yogurt $1.79, and eggs for … Continue reading Things in Seattle (ish) that made me gasp

Seattle, Day 1

As I’ve told numerous people recently, “Yes, I’ve been to Seattle before, but the last time I visited I was pregnant with this one,” tipping my head towards the remarkably tall 16 y/o man child next to me. So, yes, it’s been awhile. We awoke, disappointingly, to solidly grey skies as if we couldn’t shake … Continue reading Seattle, Day 1

(San Jacinto)Mountain Pose

Despite being fully vaccinated, I’m still reluctant to go back to my favorite yoga studio. I like my yoga HOT and can’t imagine enjoying a challenging 75 minute class while wearing a mask. It simply doesn’t appeal to me and I’ve been reasonably satisfied practicing at home. The Hot Yoga Spot offers what I think … Continue reading (San Jacinto)Mountain Pose

Hot, but not bothered

Recently, I flew for the first time in nearly 16 months. As someone who is fortunate enough to usually to travel a couple of times a year, including by air, I’ve really missed the excitement of packing my bag and getting away. As is my habit, I prepared for my trip by writing (on paper!) … Continue reading Hot, but not bothered

Fear of flying

On Friday, I had a washing-hands-in-the-bathroom conversation with a colleague about the upcoming spring holiday break. I mentioned being hungry for travel and she asked “aren’t you afraid to fly?”My immediate thought was “no, of course not.” I’ve come to think, though, that my quick response wasn’t completely accurate because I am afraid to fly … Continue reading Fear of flying

Funky cold Moderna

Thursday night I received my second Covid vaccine. That makes me part of less than 15% of the entire U.S. population, a cohort I feel very fortunate in which to belong.  Joining that club wasn’t easy - scoring an appointment wasn’t without challenge and the initiation came with some real negative consequences. While I wouldn’t want … Continue reading Funky cold Moderna