Actually I’m usually at home…however I could go out when I wanted to, get my mail, packages, have Instacart, GrubHub, etc. come to my door, have friends in for drinks night, lunch, tea, do my monthly nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club and my brand new nenasnotes The Fashion Film Club (thinking of doing them virally!!!)…at the moment I can’t do any of those things.


So what to do beside worrying about getting toilet paper, paper towels, let alone food in the near future….and oh yes, my staple, wine!!!!!!

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Learning to teach remotely, (a subject that needs to be personal, a major learning curve for me and my students),…streaming shows that I haven’t had time to watch (more on that shortly)…hearing from people wanting to shop, etc. for me that I wouldn’t think would care and not hearing from others who I would think would! An interesting time to say the very least.  The best part, if there is a best part, all of us and that includes the entire world, are traveling this unknown road together!  The better news, this too shall pass, and our world will be changed, how is basically up to each of us.


Columbia College Chicago Fashion Show Production class Spring 2020, venue visit to the Hilton Chicago.

So why you ask, am I writing this post.  For several reasons, because lately  I haven’t been a good blogger, and I miss it, and I’ve heard from many of you that you miss my rambles, so why not!  I would LOVE you to help me with some suggestions on topics, by now you know I love to do research, post lots of photos, talk about books, profile people, etc.  One of my dear friends wants me to talk about Fabergé eggs, a perfect topic for Easter, so yes, I’ll do that.


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That makes me think about my trip to Russia several years ago and other trips I’ve made, so I’ll do a travel series.  I’ve been saving my friend, Barbara Varro’s, travel stories so they will fit in perfectly.  She has been everywhere and has great stories to tell, I know you enjoyed the post I shared with you on her celebrity interviews.


I’ll continue my book reviews, my To Be Read pile, both physically and on my Kindle, is about to “fall over” on me, now is the time to tackle that “stack”.


Recipes, please share some, yes, of course, I’ll include them…getting rather tired of how to use our pantry’s stash, aren’t you, but maybe you have made something that will become a permanent addition to your recipe box.  I have become addicted to Mike’s Hot Honey, more on how I use it, basically on everything, later (no, not a sponsored mention…unfortunately I don’t have any sponsors…hint, hint!!!! Except for my book reviews) A question, why are people hoarding flour….or anything for that matter, so selfish!  I would love to bake something…how about you.

Well, My Dears, enough rambling for this post, I think so!  Keep in touch, stay well and safe until we meet again in person but for now stay tuned and keep in touch through the wonder of how we can communicate…we are t alone!


Photo by Victor Skrebneski used with permission.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise noted.

10 thoughts on “STAYING AT HOME!!!!!

  1. Holly Erlich March 21, 2020 / 8:19 pm

    Every time you blog you elevate my world!!! 😘. Holly

    • nenasnotes March 21, 2020 / 8:37 pm

      What a lovely thing to say. Hoping to get back to regular posting. Stay tuned.

  2. Vicki Hofstetter March 21, 2020 / 9:42 pm

    Good hearing from you. Your reporting and photos are exactly what we shut ins need right now. Today, I have been worrying how I will be able to keep my store open when all of this is over. So it is just what the Dr. ordered for me, taking my mind off of negativity! I notice there is a collection of china shoes in one of the photos. Are those YOURS?? My Mother collected them for YEARS. I have no idea what happened to that collection. It made me very nostalgic seeing them. XXOOVV

    • nenasnotes March 21, 2020 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words…..that was my intention. Yes, those are mine….I think only a few are showing. Some are China, some wood, etc. I think I did a post on them check my archives. Stay well and safe. N

  3. tommy March 21, 2020 / 10:36 pm

    Great to see you blogging! Love your stories.

    • nenasnotes March 21, 2020 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you….open to suggestions, recipes, photos, etc. need to get back on track.

  4. Michael March 21, 2020 / 11:48 pm

    Be safe, be well. We will get through this, what the world will look like on the other side know one knows, but we will always have our friends. 🥰

    • nenasnotes March 22, 2020 / 12:09 am

      Could not agree more. Trying to be well and safe. Hope you are as well.

  5. Rachel Hanna March 22, 2020 / 10:21 pm

    Thank you, Nena. I felt like we were all visiting together! So enjoyable.
    We all will do our best and we will make it through these times.
    Stay safe and well.

    • nenasnotes March 22, 2020 / 10:24 pm

      You do the same….thinking of you. ❤️🍷

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