Since most of us are on lockdown, I wanted to share what I have been doing while at home.
My Master’s Program
As you may know, I am currently in my second year of my Child Studies master’s program. My master’s program is mainly online where I have readings and writing assignments to complete. My classes are still going on, and most of my time during the day has been dedicated to my classes. On Sunday, I finished my last class of my master’s program, and this week I have started working on my thesis.
In the evenings I have mainly been watching Netflix and playing video games. The other day I finished watching Tiger King, and I would highly recommend it because the show is CRAZY. Other shows and movies I have watched recently are The Witcher, Riverdale, I Am Not Okay With This, season 2 of Zumbo’s Just Desserts, and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Season 4 of Nailed It! was just released, which I know I will be watching soon!
Playing Video Games
As I said above, I have also been playing video games. In my March 2020 Favorites + Roundup post, I mentioned that I played through Life is Strange 2 on PC and I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch. I love both of those games! I have also been playing The Sims 4 and Planet Coaster on PC.
When the lockdown first started, I stepped back from blogging for a couple of weeks because I was unsure if it was appropriate to continue blogging during this time. However, after having a conversation with others on Twitter, I decided to continue because blogging gives me something else to focus on as well as others who are reading my posts. I have recently published How To Spot Counterfeit Makeup and How I Did My Makeup in High School.
With only essential stores open right now, I have been doing some shopping online for fun. I have bought some Jeffree Star makeup and clothing from Depop as sellers can still ship from their home and a Jeffree Star lipstick from House of Stars as they are still shipping as well.
My daughter is also home from kindergarten during this time, and one thing she likes doing is creating crafts. Last week we made a few Spring crafts where we made a bunny with her picture as the face, a chicken out of playdough, and she also created her own work of art with the materials we had. Yesterday she found a rock that she wants to paint with glitter.
Even though we are self-isolating, we still go outside to get some fresh air and play. My daughter likes playing on the playground and with her football. We have also been to the forest twice now where we went for a walk.
They have to be done, and some of more enjoyable like cooking while others I detest like cleaning dishes (especially since we do not have a dishwasher). Others can be frustrating like last weekend when I went to the laundry room and while doing the laundry, there was an issue with the water and all three machines stopped mid-wash. All the clothes were soaked and obviously not clean, and on Tuesday when I went to the laundry room, it was a swimming pool, but the machines were working again, and I was able to finally clean our clothes! Anyways that is about everything I have been doing during this time.
How are you doing, and what have you been up to?
The Blog Brew is a collaboration between myself and 9 other lovely bloggers. Each month we will each write a post relating to the Blog Brew Collab on our own blogs. You can stay updated here and learn all about our blogs.
For this month, our theme is stay at home.
- April 1st – Introduction to The Blog Brew with @Perselem
- April 2nd – My post. Thank you for reading!
- April 3rd – Isolation Activities For Children with @MrsSleeJones
- April 4th – Hobbies to Kick-Start in Lockdown with @Perselem
- April 5th – How to Make Your Own Quarantine Brunch with @Mybreakingviews
- April 6th – Video Games to Play While Staying at Home with @Bamboopanda27
- 7th April – Help Ease Stress And Anxiety With These Exercises with @KirstyMarie_UK
- 8th April – Our Favorite Co-Op Video Games with @Chimmykins
- 9th April – #StayHome TV Recommendations with @Wondererandtraveller
- 10th April – How I’m Staying Occupied in Isolation with @Themakeupbybeth