We are witnessing history in the making with this whole pandemic! I never thought we would EVER hear Disneyland (of all places) is closed. I never imagined sneezing in public would receive such glares or that small businesses would be as severely affected as they have been in the last few months. I never thought I would be baking (yes people, Ovsanna bakes cookies now). A quarantine really changes things and the perspective we have on nearly everything. Below is a shortlist of suggestions for you to do in your quaran-TIME.
Anything related to games has me hooked because I am VERY competitive. One game I was introduced to during quarantine is Catan. Catan is a board game created by Klau Teuber where players are settlers that need to develop holdings while acquiring resources. The first person to 10 points wins. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it sounds! Strategy and dice rolling play a huge factor. This is the perfect game to play with family and friends because you’re all together enjoying each other’s company while scratching your competitive itch.
*if this game involved money, 100% I would not go home until I won all of it back – super addicting*
Cooking and/or Baking
PERFECT SOFT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE – prep time 35 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
2 cups of all-purpose flour
Half a teaspoon of baking soda & salt
Stir these 3 ingredients and set them aside
Melt ¾ melted butter – either in the microwave or on the stove
In a separate bowl
1 cup brown sugar
½ white sugar
Mix ¾ butter in with it
Add 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg & 1 egg yolk
Make sure the mixture is super creamy
Combine and mix wet & dry ingredients
Add 1 cup and ½ of chocolate chips
Use ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough and place on the parchment paper
Let it bake for 10-12 mins MAX and you get the PERFECT soft chocolate chip cookie.
Browsing social media comments and posts are not considered reading. There are many benefits to reading at least 20 minutes a day. Here’s a few:
- Intellectual Stimulation: Reading keeps the brain active. It is an exercise for the brain to maintain strength and health.
- Vocabulary Expansion: Regular reading helps you be articulate and well-spoken. It also demonstrates self-confidence and helps you feel less intimidated when speaking to your superiors.
- Improve Focus and Concentration: Reading a book forces you to focus on one specific task. You are not distracted by other tasks or attempting to multitask.