What’s the longest you’ve been on hold with an airline? Today, Avu and I waited more than 2 hours to talk with someone about changing our spring break flights. Coronavirus is officially making the world crazy!!! I’m doing my best to stay informed and healthy, and I hope everyone else is too… but let’s be honest. I’m also pretty put out and frustrated about how this pandemic (according to the WHO) is throwing life out of whack for who knows how long.
Side note: I’m sure you’re getting enough coronavirus info being thrown in your face, but just in case… here’s some links that I hope can be useful for some quick tips and tricks to get through this.
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our upcoming trip to Italy after the country went on lockdown. We tried to keep our spirits up and rebooked our tickets for Florida instead. But after the cases went up and the headlines started getting worse… we decided to put that trip on hold as well. It’s really not clear what the next few weeks look like for us… and I’m sure I’m not the only one in that boat.
So, in the spirit of being mindful and in the moment, I’m still trying to find ways to have fun and continuing living day to day life to the fullest. So let’s talk about something else?
It’s March…that means
St. Patrick’s Day!
We could certainly use something to celebrate right now, right?
- Don’t want to hit up a local pub for some Jameson and Guiness? Stay home and check out this recipe for a Bailey’s Mint Martini instead.
- Binge on Shamrock Shakes! You don’t even have to go to McDonald’s, you can make them at home. Try this recipe, or even better, try this one with booze.
- How about the ultimate throwback? Eat some Lucky Charms for breakfast while watching The Luck of the Irish on Disney+. Corny, and I love it.
- If you’re feeling a bit more grown up and somber about this whole situation… go for a bottle of red wine and P.S. I Love You on Netflix.
- Feeling ambitious? Take a culinary tour of Ireland. Try out this recipe for Irish Soda Bread, maybe with some Pork Stew with Stout to go along with it. Or maybe a traditional Shepherd’s Pie? Really, anything full of potatoes is a winner in my book.
- Have your own craft beer tasting at home. Pick up a unique 6 pack, or even order some online!
- Curl up with William Trevor’s Love and Summer a “haunting love story” set in Ireland in the 1950’s.
Speaking of green…
Coming Up: Composting 101
This is something that I’ve wanted to start doing for a long time. Seattle is a very compost-friendly city, and these days there are so many resources, there’s no excuse not to try it out. I’ll share what I’m learning along the way and pass along the best trips and tricks for easy at-home composting.