In the time of the virus: day 33

Garden/allotment – today was the perfect day for working on the allotment and in the garden, and that’s what I spent much of the day doing (apart from the early afternoon, when it was really too hot for me to be out there).  I’ve planted out all sorts of things, and removed a ton of dandelions from all over the garden (which goes to show how lax my gardening usually is).  Still lots more to do, but it’s so satisfying.

Exercise/stay fit – maybe not so good on that front – prioritising gardening/allotmenting over going out walking hasn’t been good for my leg/foot, so I’m going to have to put that right from now on.  My problem is there aren’t enough hours in the day…..

Craft/making – not much, more of a cooking day.  Just a bit of crochet in the quiet moments (including while watching Twelfth Night – you can’t do that on a night out at the theatre).

  • I cooked a batch of sausage and tomato sauce.  We buy good quality sausages from the Farm Shop at Stourhead and stretch them out – 5 sausages provides 2 delicious and hearty meals for the 2 of us.  One to eat now, one to go in the freezer for another evening.  Normally we have it as a sauce for pasta, but today I thought I would use up something that’s been in the freezer for ages: some sheets of ‘fresh’ pasta.  I was going to make a lasagne using also some fresh chard from the allotment.  But when I spotted that it had been in the freezer since November 2016, I decided that was too long even for me to feel comfortable with.  It went to the hens instead.  A reminder that if stuff goes into the freezer, we need to make sure it comes back out again to be eaten (by humans).
  • I’m baking bread tomorrow, and started it off today.  I’ll finish mixing it tomorrow morning, and bake it before lunch.

House/home repairs, improvements – I did my normal Friday cleaning.  Not sure that counts as repairs/improvement, though it is cleaner and so improved.  I guess.

Admin – again, yes.  A few important jobs jobbed; more to do.  I think there always will be.

Kind deeds/something for others – I would rather be in a position to provide all the carers, NHS workers, and others keeping society going and looking after us with the right PPE, but I’m not.  Joining together with our community on Thursday evenings to express our thanks to them feels like the least we can do, and an important community expression of solidarity.

Stay sane! – today has been a good day.  This evening we sat down to watch the NT production of Twelfth Night (not The Tempest, as I mistakenly told our Friday Night Culture Group, and you).  This Friday evening commitment feels like a really good way to mark the transition from weekdays into the weekend, which I think is really important.

I hope you’re well, and finding ways that work for you to get through this time.

See you tomorrow.

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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