As is required in my state, I have not been out, with the exception of one bout of grocery shopping for the month ahead, to deliver eggs to a friend (those of us with chickens are becoming very popular - too bad I didn't know this in high school), and a quick stop to check on my sister and mother - blowing kisses at them from across the room. I did bake a birthday pineapple upside down cake for my neighbor who turned 85. Since his family couldn't be there, I spent a couple of hours with him, at a distance of six feet.
I am lucky to be able to work from home, so my paycheck will continue. That is good news, as my favorite local restaurant is allowed to offer margaritas to go. I worry about the local small businesses and how they are faring through these unprecedented times. It underlines - for me - the importance of giving them my business.
So far, the novelty of having me around 24/7 has not worn off for the dogs. More's the pity. They shadow me constantly. I'd go outside more often, but it's been raining almost every day. We're all getting a bit stir crazy.
When I did go out, I discovered that the front yard had been invaded by a population of gophers over the winter. That, or the entire population of voles and moles on the Eastern coast. It's unbelievable!
There has been cooking.
|Cheesy Cuban Chicken|
|Paleo blueberry muffins|
So. I will post more regularly and with more pics as my NEW PHONE has a better camera. Yes, as these things often go, my phone started to die two weeks into this isolation. Since no stores are open, I had to get a new one via virtual chatting. Geez.
I hope you are all safe and well and not going bonkers. As someone very wise once said, this is a great time to finish things you've started. So far, I've finished a bottle of pinot noir and I'm eyeing a bottle of sauvignon blanc. Heehee.