As I said earlier today, we have a state order to stay in our homes - non-essential is all closed. We have 2 cases of the virus in our county now and another in a larger city we shop in off and on. The 2 in our county are 60 year-old's that recently traveled to Europe, and are self quarantined in their home with no hospitalization.
All day cares that remain open, are ordered to reduce to 6 kids now and must have a "Pandemic Permit." It puts essential workers in a predicament.
The order was issued to stay at home starting tonight at midnight, but we self quarantined and are on day 8 now, so now another 2 weeks. It's not new to us, but frustrating that people are not staying home so we can get back to normal.
I need to change my header intro to "surviving today's pandemic" now.
I'm thankful for still being able to locate fresh organic greens.
I've already made a double batch of Rosemary Gladstar's Basil medicinal pesto. It's in the freezer. I saved cilantro stems for broth/stock making and they are in the freezer.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
The weather . . .
How I am feeling this morning . . .
Out of shape. I'm hittin' the treadmill and weights today for an in-home workout. Also a bit paranoid. Keeping doors locked and staying alert during this time. I had a guy pull in our driveway, roll down his window and honk the horn. I opened the door a crack and he wanted to know where the "boat cover repair" lady lived. Seriously? When we are told to stay home? Just watch our homes right now people.
On my mind . . .
How long is this lockdown going to last? That's what's on my mind. How many businesses will be forced to close their doors? Will my seed orders still get here? Will the garden centers still have supplies and will they be open in time to plant? Will the county I live in waive mortgage/rent? Will our county give utility credits? I have kids living in apartments, and can't afford to pay double if they simply "defer" rent. They need to waive it.
On the breakfast plate . . .
On my reading pile . . .
On the TV . . .
On the to-do list . . .
blanch greens and broccoli
refill ice trays
make condensed mushroom soup
dehydrate remaining mushrooms
put flag out
put trash out
On the menu . . .
-cabbage/sausage and potatoes
-soup beans, cornbread
-ham and pea pasta, beets
-snacks - some sort of low sugar cookie
What I am creating . . .
Cross bookmarks, a set of pot holders, and a new bookmark pattern (hoping to start on that today for a friend).
From the camera . . .
Chore I am not looking forward to . . .
Really nothing. I'm thankful to be busy.
To relax this week I will . . .
Binge watch cooking shows while crocheting/knitting or read a book. As for fun? I'll turn up the music and dance in the kitchen with my daughter while we do dishes.
On my prayer list . . .
Our country, Mom and Dad, my kids, a friend's mother who may be going back into a hospital from rehab, Truck drivers (my son is one, a cousin is one, a friend's husband is one), all essential workers, special requests.