What is your name and where are you currently?
Carlos: CARLOS QUIRARTE , Illinois
Anna: Anna Speckhart, Currently in Illinois
Are you where you normally live?
Carlos: NEW YORK
Anna: Yes and no. We split our time. Carlos will probably say no..... he’s in denial he’s a Midwesterner now haha
What are you currently reading?
Carlos: A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Building a Great Business
Anna: “Oh Crap! Potty Training” mom life is in full effect.
What are you currently watching?
Carlos: NAKED AND AFRAID XL, Valley of the Banished
Anna: I want to pretend we are only watching documentaries, but 90 day fiancé is on full blast. Also, I highly recommend Naked and Afraid XL.
What are you currently listening to?
Carlos: Ray’s playlist called young country
What have you been eating the most? Do you have a recipe to share?
Carlos: Anything Anna makes which if you follow her on the gram can be anything hahahah. My go to is a white corn tortilla quesadilla its quick and easy.
Anna: The local ice cream shop opened up and we’ve been going everyday. They have a topping called Krunch aka fried sugar. I’m obsessed.
How are you moving your body/exercising?
Carlos: Lots of walks and the occasional sprint.
If you’re buying anything, what is it?
Anna: No job = no shopping
What’s one new thing you started doing big or small since this all happened? (Like a new skill/a hobby or even habit)
Carlos: We as in me and Anna learned how to skim a wall. Next we will lay a floor fingers crossed all goes well.
Anna: We officially lost our minds and got our daughter ducks. Warning a toddler can not take care of ducks, but watching her interact them is worth all the feeding/cleaning.
Tell me about your evening routine! And your morning one too!
Carlos: Evening give June a kiss goodnight say good night to the ducks. Have a glass of wine and a light dinner. Mornings I watch a episode of Sesame Street with June then I make her a plain omelette/ with bananas and toast on the side.
5:30 PM Feed June dinner
6:00 PM get June ready for bed
6:30 PM Nurse June and put her down to sleep
5:30 AM June wakes for a quick nurse and then sleeps another hour.
6:30 AM Carlos wakes with June (after almost 2 years of the night shift mom gets to sleep in)
8:30 AM wake up
8:30 - 6:30 June
What’s one way big or small that you’ve been helping others?
Carlos: Working with brands including my own to create products with proceeds that go to multiple charities.
Do you know of any good charities or causes people could donate to?
What keeps you sane?
Carlos: My daughter June
Anna: Sane and Insane our toddler June.
What one thing can’t you wait to do?
Carlos: Dinner with friends
Anna: Conversate without masks.
Who has been the most interesting/unexpected person you’ve spoken with since this started?
Carlos: My friend Keefe Butler who i saw on a plane a week before the shut down , who also was my roommate 15 Years ago.
What’s one thing you’re grateful for?
Anything else to share?
Don't sweat the small stuff.