Reminiscing on early quarantine
By Catherine Brown, Photo & Business Editor
A little over a year ago, when the first case of COVID-19 was found in the United States and Washington was soon put into quarantine, the general public believed after two weeks everything would return to normal. No one knew much about COVID-19, and no one could have predicted what it has turned out to be, so it is no surprise that during early quarantine, COVID-19 did not feel like a lasting problem. The stay-at-home order felt more like a staycation than a lockdown.
Whilst being at home, many took the opportunity to catch up on all their favorite shows. It seemed as though everyone was watching “Tiger King” and creating their own Carole Baskin theories, or watching the latest cooking shows and deciding which dishes looked easy to make.
With grocery stores getting cleared within hours of being restocked and restaurants closing their doors, more and more people began cooking at home. Cooking became a daily task, from regular family dinners to making whipped coffee or bread because it was trendy.
The one nice thing about early quarantine was the chance to spend time with family. Sometimes it feels almost forgotten to appreciate the people in everyday life, especially family. The first month of lockdown really gave families the chance to connect in absence of their nine-to-five routines.
Although most of the beginning of quarantine was pretty rough for obvious reasons, it is good to take a few moments and think about the silver linings. Remember that there are better days to come.