Easy Chocolate Brioche

As usual, it’s been a while since I’ve visited this space, and a lot has changed in the world and with me. My baby is now a toddler who is almost two years old! We moved to Sammamish, a city east of Seattle, last fall. I started working full-time (I did some substitute teaching before) at a school in the fall for the first time after giving birth. And now I’m home once again due to school closures from the corona virus pandemic.

This is a weird time, to put it simply. I have been home for a full two weeks now and will be home until at least the end of April. The governor of Washington recently issued a stay at home order (finally) for the next two weeks or more. My husband has been working from home for almost a full month. It makes me anxious and sad to see the way this pandemic is spreading so fast, overwhelming hospitals and disrupting many lives, especially since I feel like I can do little to help. I’m washing my hands. I’m staying home. I’m not leaving my house. That’s about as much as I can do at this point.

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