a peek inside the fishbowl

28 Feb, 2021

this is what our pandemic weekend looks like more or less

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

This is my view for many minutes at a time on weekends, but only when I don’t feel like I have (metaphorical) ants in my pants (which is frequently).

Sundays during a pandemic

The dog got a bath. (Last weekend I sewed her some bandanas, if you can believe it.)

Piper's new bandana

I read my library book. I have been reading lots of library books.

I received a pair of sneakers that I ordered online.

I did some laundry.

We visited an elderly individual in our circle who needs support.

We went for walks.

We shovelled the driveway.

We watched the Lego Movie.

We watched a few episodes of Call My Agent. (Highly recommend! It’s on Netflix.)

We watched the action on our bird feeders.

I tried out this “no-knead” bread recipe and IT WAS GOOD.

Someone decided to bring some Sea Monkeys to life. Stay tuned for the Sea Monkey report.

There’s a puzzle that’s been sitting out since Christmas that still needs to be done.

I miss spontaneous trips to a pub.

I miss work life at the office.

I miss ordinary interactions with people.

I miss the freedom that comes with simply walking out the door and not worrying.


1 Response to "this is what our pandemic weekend looks like more or less"

1 | Charlotte

March 30th, 2021 at 9:28 am


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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