September 18, 2020

Monday Musings- Road Trip

Monday Musings- Road Trip

Monday Musings- Road Trip

Happy Monday ladies  I hope you had a great weekend. My daughter and I spent ours on the road, heading for Vancouver. I was born in Saskatchewan, so as a Canadian citizen, I’m permitted to cross the border and go home, even though the border is closed to non-essential travel. We will be quarantined for 14 days in her 500 square foot apartment, which will be very closed quarters interesting. We picked up some supplies before we crossed the border plus she has amazing friends who’ve stocked some food in her fridge.customs sign

customs sign

so here’s what’s on my mind this week:

 AstroTurf

AstroTurf has come along way from the first time I saw it. You wonder why I know? Because it’s so hot where we live, that plenty of people use them for their front lawns and some of them are extremely realistic looking. My daughter and I stopped just north of Seattle to pick up a piece of Astroturf for her patio. a roll of astro turf

a roll of astro turfHer pug doesn’t have to quarantine and she could hire a dog walker, but that seems like a silly waste of money because the dog doesn’t really walk. She has a neurological condition that many pugs have which means she only walks for a few minutes at a time. So we decided we would get creative and we bought some Astroturf to put out on her balcony which we can hose off. This is going to be a fun two weeks.

Rose Gold Kettle

I am a major tea lover and drink multiple cups throughout the day. I used to have whistling kettle for the stove but have long since given them up for an electric kettle. I bought this one in white a few months ago and could not love it more.white smeg tea kettle on counter next to espresso machine

white smeg tea kettle on counter next to espresso machine

It’s very sturdy, boils quickly, and is nice enough to sit out on my counter. I don’t leave many things on my counter but my kettle does because I use it so often. These kettles come in an amazing array of colors but I chose white because it’s clean and goes with everything.

Last week, I ran across it in Rose Gold and my heart went pitter-patter. If I didn’t have already have a white one, it would be mine. It happens to be on sale as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,  in case it catches your eye too.

They also have the Smeg toaster in Rose Gold which I am thinking about because my current toaster is old.

Protein bars

Life is so bizarre right now and a road trip is stranger than ever.  We knew we wouldn’t be eating in any restaurants so we brought protein bars to keep starvation at bay. I have some of my own favorites, but because she is dairy intolerant we tried a few vegan alternatives…that tasted sort of like cardboard. I usually keep a protein bar in my purse and one or two in my car for emergencies, but for a road trip like this we stocked up a bit more and I’m glad we did. Which protein bars do you like? Do you have any suggestions?

So, could you quarantine with your son/daughter for two whole weeks? What would you do to stay sane? Thoughts, prayers, suggestions, welcome. 🙂

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