Eating Through COVID-19: Week 7 By Jamison Davis

We're back to writing! I had a vlog prepared: all of the clips were good, but my video editor was reeeeally slow this week when I went to use it today (Friday night). Thankfully, I already started this as a backup. Gotta love being prepared! Hopefully, I'll get it back up and running for next week :)

Monday, April 27: So, I was going to do something really fun and fresh, just to shake things up: I was going to straighten my hair by myself. It was going well for the most part while starting to blow it dry...until my blow-dryer broke. Obviously, stores are closed so I can't exactly go get a new one :( But as soon as they are, best believe that I will be the first one in the door of Sally's Beauty and buying a new blow-dryer!

Tuesday, April 28: Today was pretty chill. My grandma came over with her two foster kids and brought me some shrimp (because she knows it's one of my favorite foods), so I took that opportunity to make myself a small study snack.

What a chef, using all kinds of seasoning

I also started to clean out my closet and reorganize...at the moment, I have one trash bag almost full with clothes I don't need or wear anymore. I still have two more drawers to go, but all this is telling me is that I don't need any more clothes.

Wednesday, April 29: I've decided that I'm addicted to online shopping. I haven't impulsively bought anything (yet), but my favorite online store to look at is Romwe. If you haven't heard of it, Romwe is a cute little online shop that sells really cute and fashionable clothes for really low prices. I've found really good quality staple pieces, like sweatshirts and shorts, for under $10. Perfect for a student's budget! But don't think I forgot about the male population, though: their guy's collection is really nice too. Okay, I'll stop going on and on about it, but seriously, check it out!

Thursday, April 30: Can you believe it's already Thursday? Something that I've been totally obsessed with lately is sweet potato chips. I don't know what it is, but they taste a lot better than regular potato chips, and they're also healthier for you, win-win! My personal favorite brand is Terra, but generic brand chips are also really good.

In other news, since Teacher Appreciation Week starts next week, Kilbourne's PTO asked if students could make a handmade sign thanking Kilbourne teachers, even though we're in quarantine. I thought this idea was really great and fun, so of course I did it! If you didn't participate, that's okay, there are plenty of other ways to thank the teachers in your life on your own time!

Friday, May 1: Happy May Day! Since today is also smoothie day, I decided to get a new flavor to start off the month: the Bahama Mama from Tropical Smoothie Cafe. It's made with strawberries, pineapples, white chocolate, and coconut, and almost as good as the Sunshine. Almost. Overall, it was a very good decision, and was a great way to enter spring into my life.

The name is just also really fun to say :)

Fridays are also "self-care days" for me, so I got up early and did a small workout for the first time since my softball practices ended. Let me tell you: it was kind of hard. I had done a small run and going for walks during quarantine, but that was about the extent of everything, but I think it'll be good to keep me busy. I'll keep you posted.

As a whole, this week was kind of up and down. I had some really good productive days, and other days, quarantine got to me and I just wished that things would go back to normal. But thankfully, I got to talk with my mom and FaceTime with a friend I hadn't talked to in a while, and figure out how to deal with the new normal, and I hope that you're doing the same. Stay home and stay safe Kilbourne!


Created with an image by Brooke Lark - "A warm and cozy kitchen is the perfect antidote for autumn."