our second day of social distancing happened to be st. patrick's day. now even though we don't have a kitchen right now, i do still have my trusty instant pot(s). and because i apparently feel really strongly about keeping our corned beef & cabbage tradition alive despite the remodel and COVID-19, i cautiously headed to the grocery store to pick up supplies to make dinner that night.
i did have my green on, but never did take a picture. and because it was still so early in the quarantine period, the hub was feeling pretty festive that day.
the old lady was still working at that point, and sent me this cute picture of steviedog since i hadn't seen him in a week.
thanks to my co-leader buddy scoping it out and then sharing the news that the store was fully stocked with corned beef brisket in the meat department, i was able to find what i needed pretty quickly. and while i was there, i stocked up on a few other things that i knew we'd want to have. while the line to check out was pretty long, everyone did a good job of maintaining the 6' distance from each other and i managed to check out and get the hell outta there fairly quickly.
thank goodness for this thing. my only real concern was how i'd be able to clean it properly without a kitchen sink, but i was so happy to be able to do a home cooked meal for the first time in what seemed like forever.
the bean came out to bond with her dogs while our dinner was cooking.
voila - st. paddy's day dinner was served! this wasn't easy considering i only had a butter knife and plastic flatware to work with, but it was totally worth the effort. it wasn't pretty, but it sure was tasty.
guys...i don't know what i'm going to be able to blog about in the coming weeks. while 45 seems to think we can reopen things in time for easter, that sounds like the worst idea he's come up with (and that's saying a lot). we haven't even hit the peak of this thing yet, and while the numbers keep climbing we know they've gotta be even worse since nobody can get tested aside from VIPs, athletes and celebrities. i can't even imagine seeing a light at the end of this tunnel for a good 8 more weeks, at least. we need to continue the social distancing, which seems to be the best thing we can possibly do to contain the spread of this virus.
and so, the blog. i mean, how many pictures of the dogs do you really want to see? or our home workouts? i better bust out the ol' sewing machine and start working on some projects to make things interesting. as it is, there's a lot of netflix binging and social media posting and lounging around and dvr clearing out and napping going on here. life these days is all about sweatpants and comfort bras and catching up on magazines and snacking and exercising to work off the snacks. and it's also really nice to be with my family and my dogs in the safest place we can be...home.
silver lining. it's there if you want to see it!