Oh, hey! We’re well over a month into quarantine now. How’s everyone holding up? I have to admit, I finally got restless last week. It was bound to happen eventually. I kept finding myself pacing around our house looking for things to clean. I guess there are worse things I could be doing, but still, I felt like a Sim on autopilot.
Overall, though, things have been good here! Worsham and I are still happily working from home (till who knows when) and spending time with our fur children. Our dog, Gretchen, sleeps under my feet most of the day and our cats like to try to type things on our laptops. Really thrilling stuff here, ya know. Anyway, here are a few things that have been keeping me sane (besides talking to friends and family).
Quarantine Prom – I’ve been contemplating throwing a quarantine prom for a while and this past Saturday we finally had it. Honestly, one of the most fun dates we’ve ever had. Highly recommend! Worsham made us a nice dinner and we got all dressed up (luckily, I have all of my prom dresses still). We played music videos through our TV, turned on some strobe lights, and had drinks in between songs. We didn’t meet until I was 21 and Worsham was 24, so we missed out on all the cute high school and college moments. It was fun to recreate our own, and we had more fun than we did at our actual proms!
Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss – As we all know, Kristin Ess is a genius. I’ve been eyeing her hair gloss at Target forever, but I finally decided to try it a few weeks ago. It did not disappoint! My highlights tend to get red and brassy after a while, and this really helped tone them down (I used the shade Smoky Topaz). It was really easy to use and made my hair insanely soft too. For $14, I’ll definitely be buying this on the reg even when quarantine is over!
L’Oreal Magic Root Cover Up – The grays are out, people! This root spray is the reason I haven’t lost it yet. It really does cover well. Does it make the top of my head feel a little gunky? Yeah…but I don’t really care. It does the job.
Not Pot CBD Gummies – CBD gummies might be my favorite thing on this earth lately. With all the depressing news and weird anxious energy, it’s nice to just chill out. If you know me, you know I’m not a weed person, but CBD is a whole different story. Give me all of it immediately. I ordered from Not Pot since they’re vegan and have cool flavors, and I love them! I got the Elderberry kind which also has elderberry syrup, zinc, b vitamins, and vitamin C. It’s SO GOOD that I have to remind myself I can’t just eat the whole bottle at once.
Trashy Netflix Shows – We’ve all watched Tiger King at this point, but have you watched Too Hot to Handle? Basically they’re all sex-obsessed, hot people who are on a retreat. They’re not allowed to do anything physical (even kiss) or money gets deducted from their 100k prize. They’re overseen by an AI robot that looks like a giant essential oil diffuser, and naturally they all keep breaking the rules. It’s stupid in the best way.
Crystals – You already know I love some crystals. My faves for working from home have been lapis lazuli and rainbow fluorite. Something about them just calms me down and gets the creative juices flowing. Plus, who doesn’t want crystals around them all day while they work? Lapis lazuli is said to be good for the throat chakra, so I’ve been holding it whenever I have to give presentations on Skype. Rainbow fluorite is supposed to be good for calming your mind and protecting your aura.
Thieves Essential Oil – Thieves has never been my ride-or-die oil more than in this quarantine. I have it diffusing throughout the house all day. I have a roll-on on my nightstand so I can slather it all over my feet. I put it in empty capsules and take it like a vitamin. I mix it up in a spray bottle and douse my husband when he comes back from the store. It can be used for basically everything.
Tea – My ritual most mornings has been making a cup of tea! Ground breaking, I know. But for someone who is just a “water” person, it is. I’m never consistent with other beverages. I’ve really been enjoying Celestial Seasonings Honey Chamomile Tea this past month! It’s delicious and has orange peels in it, which are supposed to be good against viruses.
Walks/Sitting Outside – Also pretty obvious, but walks have really been keeping me sane. Worsham, Gretchen, and I go walk around our neighborhood after work most days. It’s nice to get out even if you can’t go anywhere in particular. I also love just sitting out in the sun in the backyard. Gotta keep that vitamin D up!
Epsom Salt Baths – Nothing new here, but I’m still living for my baths. Since the day spa is closed, I’m not able to get my massages/sauna time (first world problems). Yoga and epsom salt baths are the only things keeping my body from hurting right now. Never underestimate the power of a good bath.
What has been keeping you sane during the quarantine?