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The Corona Diaries Week 7 - Whatever

Well. Week seven. Here we are. Whatever. Please see my previous post about how I'm feeling about it all.

I mean, I'm feeling A LOT but it comes down to "not much I can do about it" and "the only way out is through" and "whatever".

The cats are having a good time I guess. Getting along better a little every day. Mr. Biscuit is a box cat through and through. Willoughby is not. Biscuit is a long cat. Willoughby is not.

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There were projects around the house (aside from mask making which continues from time to time.)

We made a "no-sew" blanket which was SO TEDIOUS, but once it was done, it's cute and Harper loves it. But did I take a picture of finished blanket? No. Because once it was done, I was done. (Biscuit helped.) We have more fleece to make a smaller one, but I'll be saving that for later......much much later.

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This fleece (and other other fleece in waiting) was part of a larger order of cotton materials that took forever to get here. But now I finally have fabric that is not just green apple and tangerine.

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There were food projects. Lovely blueberry muffins.

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Deviled eggs - YUM.

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Lunches can be interesting. Harper likes this new sandwich she invented: bread, avocado, bread, fried egg. I chose to have mine open-faced.
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I bought new bread pans to make bread. I haven't started yet as Kurt brought home a LOT of bread from TJ's on his Monday shopping trip.
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And we had a mad hankering for sushi as it's something we get every couple weeks. Also we started playing Overcooked 2 on the playstation and there are sushi levels. So we got some sushi and it was so refreshing! It made me think of when we were in Bath in 2018 and it was SO HOT. We got there, unpacked and started walking around and at about dinner time we found an air conditioned, conveyor belt sushi place and OMG it was heaven. (I just looked back at my blog from 2018 and wow, I didn't blog at all about England while I was there. I guess it was mostly instagram, but still. Wow.)

Anyway - sushi yum.
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There is the toilet paper hilarity. I was looking for toilet paper online a few weeks ago and could only easily find industrial sized rolls at Staples. Kurt and I laughed about getting it and let it go because how silly would it be? Then when it seemed more challenging to find some in our brief hunting/gathering excursions, I thought, why not? So we did it! OMG. It's not high quality but it will last a long while! I bought it 3/4 for practical reasons and 1/4 for a funny story. God I need funny stories these days.

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Our puzzles arrived from the post office gift store and we put the 500 piece one together. That was easy and fun. There is a 1000 piece puzzle standing by and also two more on loan from friends. I'm not in a rush to do another quite yet, but do like the quiet time of brainlessness. We cleaned out some random boxes and found these wooden fish my mom got us for christmas. No reason not to put them up. So to the underwater themed area at our front door they went. (Starfish thanks to Grace!)

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As ever, an important thing to do is keep physically active. I've gone back to online yoga classes three times a week. It's hard, but I'm showing up for myself. It was still hot so we had more pool time. Then there was some Beat Saber fun for us all and a round of gymnastics outside one afternoon. Harper had the 8 year old audacity to tell me my leaps were not very good. Thanks dear daughter. Way to make your fat old mom feel good.

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Kurt and I watch tv at night after Harper goes to bed. That's the only time, really, that we watch grown up tv. (We only have the one tv.) So we have started watching Killing Eve and that has been really nice distracting entertainment. We haven't watched much in the way of tv news as it's all just too much. Newspaper headlines are plenty for me.

We are all in the same storm, but not all in the same boat. I'm grateful every day for our boat.

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