Good Morning Everyone!
How are you? Are you coping ok? We are good. The weather (today) is not helping - another grey, wet one out there. But we are snug inside and I am finally sleeping better.
I don't have much work these days, but am working a bit and am in touch with my bosses daily. I was thinking I would have to go into the office sometime this week, but that does not seem to be the case, so I am staying home. I believe PA is all under a "Shelter in Place" law/rule now (I could go to work since my work is with medical facilities...but if I don't have to go, that's fine with me).
I've been doing a workout every day which I am really enjoying. It doesn't take me long (20 minutes or so), but I do a series of arm exercises using my weights (only 3 lbs), a series of different leg exercises, some crunches and some butt exercises. I've also been cleaning. Gah! The other day I scrubbed the outside of my kitchen cabinets. But enough of cleaning!
So yesterday I dug out the Canary Blanket and got to work. It seems I had a helper.
It has gotten pretty heavy in my lap as I work. Here is a shot of where it was mid-day yesterday.
I wound two more balls of yarn yesterday, so will try to get another repeat in today (20 rows).
Last night, to give my hands (and lap) a break from the blanket, I worked on the second Plaid Blanket sock.
That was just before bed last night. I'm up to the toe decrease, so will finish this up today!
Naturally I've been cooking a bit as well. I usually don't bother with desserts as I don't eat them regularly and Fletch will have a serving and then leave it for days before having any more. But yesterday I was in the mood for something, so I made "Lemon Delight."
This is an old, old recipe. You end up with a very light (almost sponge-like) cake on top and a pudding underneath. Tastes like a lemon meringue pie without the crust and without the meringue. I'm thinking it would be good made with a lime instead of a lemon...or a combination of the two. Simple and easy to make. If anyone would like the recipe, please let me know.
That is my jar with basil just behind the dish...and further back are tomato seedlings growing steadily. And speaking of plants and gardening stuff, yesterday Fletch planted both white and red onion sets and radishes! While he was gardening, I went out and picked some more daffodils.
So cheerful and so nice to have indoors - particularly on these dreary days. The solid yellow ones are (again) from the North side of the house. They are a smaller variety, but so many have multiple blooms on one stalk. In the picture below you will see a double (on the right) and a triple!! (on the left).
Like many of you, my reading is slow as I'm finding it at times difficult to concentrate. But, I did finish I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter over the weekend. I tried to return it on Sunday, but even the library's drop box outside has been removed...which if I had thought about it I would have realized. I'm re-reading "Olive Kitteridge" in anticipation of reading "Olive, Again." I had thought I wouldn't bother downloading anything more from Overdrive since I am having difficulty concentrating, but last night a book I had been waiting for came through: Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of The Dead which I'm hoping to start today.
We Skyped with Colin the other day which was fun but weird - the last time we Skyped was when Colin was in South Korea for a year teaching after graduating from college. We miss seeing both him and Mailing. But...we may coordinate grocery store runs so that we can say Hi in person (at a distance). Colin had a work e-mail yesterday saying they are targeting getting back to the office by April 13th. I'm not sure how they can name a date yet...but maybe it is to keep folks calm and to have a focal point. I don't know. Easter is the 12th and it will be a strange one this year. Who knows if churches will be having services that people can attend. And no major family dinners.
Linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Check out her blog and see what others are up to these days. I do hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. I keep saying this can't last forever...I just wish we did have an end-date in sight! Take care.