Like everyone else (save for some spring breakers, *eye roll*), my husband and I are practicing social distancing. Much of my day is spent taking care of our new babe, working on research, and playing Wii Tennis, but I also wanted to use this time to kickstart my blog. It can help keep those who care up to date with how the Quinns are handling their self-isolation. If nothing else, it can proxy for external interaction. It’s been almost a year since I posted a Five Faves, so here we go with Five Faves 3-20-20!
This has been the most important purchase of self-isolation! PQ bought himself a nice office chair from Madison Seating. Sometimes I try to use it when he is sleeping, but truly it was a purchase for himself and he LOVES it. Kerri has been known to sneak onto it from time to time, but she’s one spit up away from losing her privileges…
I had just started to attend a yoga class 2-3 times a week, so it’s been disappointing to quit that. However, I am grateful that I built a home gym in 2017! I wrote extensively about it as I built it (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Finished Product). In 2018, PQ added a Concept 2D ergometer and we moved the stationary bike upstairs, but otherwise it’s about the same.
One of our favorite traditions is to get Chocolati whenever PQ gets an R&R (Revise and Resubmit) on one of his manuscript submissions. In keeping with social distancing, we decided to make our own hot chocolate to celebrate! I had NO idea you could heat things up/boil water in a Vitamix! It heats the ingredients via friction, and created such a frothy, delicious hot chocolate!
I enjoyed Jacobs’ past books about reading through the entire encyclopedia or living by the Old Testament for a year so I figured I would enjoy this one as well. There are no huge health takeaways, but it was a quick, enjoyable read.
As I wrote about earlier, “walk” is my one-word theme for 2020. Luckily, outdoor walks are encouraged, as long as you stay 6 feet away from others. I’ve been tracking my walks on Strava and I welcome any followers! Look for me as Katie Quinn.