Daily Archives: March 31, 2020

If you’ve been wanting to help make masks but not sure where to start, UC Berkeley has published a nationwide list of hospitals accepting homemade masks, as well as the mask specifications (if any) and delivery instructions for each place. Many Kaiser facilities across California are accepting any homemade surgical mask design. The list link is in my profile and I’ll paste it in the comments, too. (The mask pictured is based on the mask with ties pattern from deaconess.com’s How To Make a Face Mask webpage.)

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If you’ve been wanting to help make masks but not sure where to start, UC Berkeley has published a nationwide list of hospitals accepting homemade masks, as well as the mask specifications (if any) and delivery instructions for each place. Many Kaiser facilities across California are accepting any homemade surgical mask design. The list link is in my profile and I’ll paste it in the comments, too. (The mask pictured is based on the mask with ties pattern from deaconess.com’s How To Make a Face Mask webpage.)

We’ve been at this shelter-in-place, extreme-social-distancing, homeschool thing for two weeks now, and somehow I’m still surprised that we wear ourselves out every day. There’s so much cooking and cleaning and managing learning and clearing the table over and over again and playing outside and roughhousing and crafting and creating and mischief. Today seemed extra productive because I exercised, showered, and even put on make up. We painted rocks, baked chocolate truffle cookies, practiced baseball, screen-timed, schooled, and made it through another day. I sure love these kids and the extra time we have together. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay home, friends!

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We’ve been at this shelter-in-place, extreme-social-distancing, homeschool thing for two weeks now, and somehow I’m still surprised that we wear ourselves out every day. There’s so much cooking and cleaning and managing learning and clearing the table over and over again and playing outside and roughhousing and crafting and creating and mischief. Today seemed extra productive because I exercised, showered, and even put on make up. We painted rocks, baked chocolate truffle cookies, practiced baseball, screen-timed, schooled, and made it through another day. I sure love these kids and the extra time we have together. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay home, friends!

Today’s kitchen adventure was Lemon Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Lemon Frosting 🍋 and Hailey would have eaten the whole thing by herself if I let her! Also, WE MADE IT TO FRIDAY! Congratulations! (I almost used this emoji but it seems inappropriate in this age of social distancing.) So . ALSO. What even IS Friday anymore? All the days are literally the same now. Every single night is movie night. We’ve also been loving LEGO Masters, Making It, and Girl Scout Cookie Challenge. What have you been watching?

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Today’s kitchen adventure was Lemon Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Lemon Frosting 🍋 and Hailey would have eaten the whole thing by herself if I let her! Also, WE MADE IT TO FRIDAY! Congratulations! (I almost used this emoji  but it seems inappropriate in this age of social distancing.) So . ALSO. What even IS Friday anymore? All the days are literally the same now. Every single night is movie night. We’ve also been loving LEGO Masters, Making It, and Girl Scout Cookie Challenge. What have you been watching?

I’ve waxed poetic about my neighborhood before, but seriously this time! Some people created a neighborhood rock hunt—painted rocks with specific colors and symbols, distributed them to front yards around the neighborhood, and promised a mailbox surprise when anyone finds all the symbols on the rocks and deciphers the coded message. Such a fun way to get us outside and feel connected without actually touching anything or being in anyone’s presence!

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I’ve waxed poetic about my neighborhood before, but seriously this time! Some people created a neighborhood rock hunt—painted rocks with specific colors and symbols, distributed them to front yards around the neighborhood, and promised a mailbox surprise when anyone finds all the symbols on the rocks and deciphers the coded message. Such a fun way to get us outside and feel connected without actually touching anything or being in anyone’s presence!