Thursday, April 30, 2020

Celebrate the Small Things 1-5-20

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What am I celebrating this week?

It's the beginning of May and the weather is still extraordinarily good.  I've been able to eat lunch outside on the deck almost every day and I still haven't missed a day's exercise walking or cycling outdoors.  It sounds like today might be pretty windy, but that shouldn't stop me from walking.

We moved into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, which means a bunch of people got to go back to work.  Schools re-opened for kids whose parents had to work and couldn't leave them alone.  I think 10 kids went back to my sons' school.  I read in the paper about one high school up the coast that has one pupil...

I haven't gone anywhere.  It occurred to me last night that the furthest I've been from home since around the 18th of March is the supermarket.  Which is kind of nuts!  My partner has been further afield since he drives my son to and from work in the city.

Everyone seems to have gone nuts with being allowed to buy takeaways and there have been queues down the street to get to McDonalds and KFC.  Personally, I'd rather support my local businesses, so when (and if) I buy take-out it will be from a local cafe or takeaway outlet.  Luckily there are a few around and I just discovered my favorite vegetarian restaurant is doing online orders and pick up, so we may have to get something from there next week.  Or just pop down to the Indian place on the corner that does the best curry and naan bread in town.

Or we can just keep cooking at home.  I've been experimenting with some new dishes and going back to some old favorites I haven't made in years.  This weekend I'm going to make pasta -  cannelloni stuffed with ricotta, spinach and artichoke hearts.

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Well, it's another week down. I suppose that's something to celebrate.

  2. I haven't been anywhere except the supermarket either, and I've done that only rarely. Hubs and I went grocery shopping 2 days ago, and I felt like a puppy at the dog park. (and I usually hate grocery shopping) But I've taken hikes in the forest near our home, worked in the garden, and gotten a bit of writing done. All in all not bad considering I'm still working full time.