April 10, 2020 – Day twelve of Shelter in Place:

Survived another day but I’m afraid I still don’t have anything insightful to share. It was a pretty straightforward day. No excitement of leaving the house or groceries being delivered, it was just another copy paste day. At least I spent it wearing my comfy pj’s.

Well, there was this one thing. I never, ever thought these words would ever come out of my mouth…okay, technically from my fingers out on the screen…but in any case, today we willingly, I repeat, willingly/of our own accord, decided to give the house a good clean up…just to pass the time! Everyone pitched in and we had the house looking spic and span in no time…which was kind of a bummer, it was supposed to keep us busy all day! We didn’t even have to worry about preparing lunch since my daughter made an eggplant lasagna yesterday for us to eat today.

We’ve been prepping meals in advance to make sure that especially the fresh produce doesn’t spoil before we get a chance to eat it. This includes a lot of chopping by the sous chef (that’s me if you remember correctly). Regretfully, I skipped the course on how to safely cut your veggies. Thankfully, we have a box full of gloves which we are supposed to use when going to the supermarket, but which I now use almost on a daily basis to slip over whatever fresh cut I managed to beget on the cutting board. If this lockdown lasts much longer I’m going to lose most if not all of my fingertips.

But, slicing and dicing has become my middle name and I’m not going to let a few small cuts keep me from doing what needs to be done. Sweet potato fries? Done! Diced onions, peppers and tomatoes? Voila! Grated cheese? Ouch, damnit…pass me another glove will ya!

Sous chef at work!