April 30, 2020 - Thursday - This is my first tomato growing in my little garden. I forget what kind of tomatoes this bush is but right now this thing is about as big around as a quarter. Can't wait to make a Caprese Salad from these, but I'm going to need a lot more than one little tomato. My basil is growing well. I used some just the other day.
April 29, 2020 - Wednesday - I was working on the couch most of the day. Pancake came out and found one of her favorite spots. It used to be in front of the window at our old place. She must have been very tired. It wasn't very hot but it looks like she melted here over the back of the couch. This is my Salvador Dali Pancake.
April 28, 2020 - Tuesday - Some time during the night Zak was dreaming and making some weird noises that woke me up. I got up to check and him. He was breathing pretty heavy and kicking like he was running. After checking on him I went to the bathroom. When I came back he was lying in my spot and looking pretty comfy. This is the first time he's done this.
April 27, 2020 - Monday - When I was much, much younger I used to mix Jack and Coke in a 2 liter bottle and share with my two good friends. I guess I've gotten older, wiser or just don't have any friends to share this with because this bottle is so much smaller. This is what I was thinking as I was pouring a bit of Jack into this little 12oz bottle.
April 26, 2020 - Sunday - I made a frittata again today. It's become almost a weekly thing now. I had mimosas again too. I uncorked the bottle just a few minutes ago. The cork in the background is from two weeks ago. I also took an afternoon nap again as well. Didn't want to break with tradition.
April 25, 2020 - Saturday - I usually start the day by walking out with Zak to the backyard so he can do his business. While I'm out there I've been cutting some roses to bring them inside. The bushes are both overgrown and maybe a little unhealthy but there are so many red and white roses. Love the smell of fresh flowers.
April 24, 2020 - Friday - I was watching I Dream of Jeannie this morning and from my couch I saw a Tiff's Treats car pull up to the house next door. I thought if I had a genie I'd wish for some warm chocolate chip cookies. Look what happened!!! The guy got out of his car and walked to my door. I wonder if I get two more wishes.
April 23, 2020 - Thursday - So Pancake almost doesn't watch TV at all anymore. Every once in a while she'll react to something on TV but rarely. I turned on 101 Dalmatians just to see if she'd react and I got almost nothing out of her the whole show. She slept on couch in front of me almost the whole time. My coffee table is pretty cluttered.
April 22, 2020 - Wednesday - I can't believe I actually got this photo. I can see this from my couch but by the time I pick up my camera, turn it on and move to the door to get a clear shot they've usually flown away. I've seen cardinals and other birds here and I've missed them all. This is the only photo I had time to take before he flew away. Fortunately it's pretty clear.
April 21, 2020 - Tuesday - I decided to make chocolate chip pancakes for lunch today. I made them the other day with bananas. To me they're better without them. I may have put in more chocolate chips than I needed but that wasn't a mistake. These turned out delicious!
April 20, 2020 - Monday - It looks like Zak is having a rough start to his Monday. He spends a lot of the day curled up on the couch while I work. Sometimes I'm working from the couch with him, sometimes I'm at my desk. I'm gonna kinda feel bad when I do have to go back to work knowing he's in his kennel again.
April 19, 2020 - Sunday - Enough of this social distancing. I figure if my friend and his family haven't gotten sick in the last three weeks and I haven't either than we're both good. It was good to get out to see them all, to share a good meal, a couple of drinks and a good cigar. That has to be good for the spirit and good for the mind. The body will follow.
April 18, 2020 - Saturday - I haven't eaten boxed cereal in a really long time. I've always liked Raisin Bran and when I went to the grocery store there was only so much to choose from. Fortunately one of them was Raisin Bran Crunch. It might be my new favorite cereal. It's really good with bananas too.
April 17, 2020 - Friday - This is one of my neighbors. He doesn't live next door exactly but I see him out my front window almost everyday since this quarantine started. I've started leaving a small pile of my mixed nuts on the stoop and I'm getting lots of blue jays and cardinals visiting too. Hoping I'll get some photos of them too soon.
April 16, 2020 - Thursday - Before mom got sick dad and I started making some furniture I had drawn up. We had to put the projects on hold. Now that I have a garage again I'm bringing the wood home to try to get some work done in my down time. I only have a few tools at home so this could take some time. Looking forward to building something.
April 15, 2020 - Wednesday - I had an appointment with my rheumatologist. While getting my blood drawn I noticed the girl open a drawer full of these. It seems wasteful to use this only once to wrap around my arm and then just throw it away. It was kinda nice to get out and see people.
April 14, 2020 - Tuesday - I have thought a long time about what to do with the leftover filling I use in my Chocolate Pillows. I've thought to put a bit inside Chocolate Cupcakes, but when I went to the store there were no cake mixes at all. The only choice was brownies or fudge. I piped some in between layers of the brownie batter. It was delicious!
April 13, 2020 - Monday - The rose bushes in the back are blooming and even though I don't have trimmers big enough to cut them back I do have some scissors to cut some and bring them inside. It makes the kitchen smell nice when it doesn't smell like food.
April 12, 2020 - Sunday - I bought stuff to make a frittata for brunch. Just as I was pulling all the stuff out to get started my friend from Belgium skyped me. It was good to see her and talk for a while. It's funny that so far away things are much like they are here. Everyone is all cooped up at home. I have breakfast for a while but the mimosas won't last that long!
April 11, 2020 - Saturday - I have not driven my car since Thursday before last. I don't know what kind of trees these are but they're dropping tons of this stuff everywhere. It was sprinkling when I came out. I pulled most of this off and then drove around to the back and used a hose to rinse off the whole car. Went to do some much needed grocery shopping.
April 10, 2020 - Friday - All the days are running together under this quarantine. I don't remember much from this day except that I had a late evening snack. I love these fresh out of the oven, but you have to let them cool enough so the molten chocolate doesn't melt the inside of your mouth. I may not have waited long enough with these.
April 9, 2020 - Thursday - In February of 2011 I bought my first one. It was my photo of the day. It still works in some ways but there are no apps for Prime or Disney+, Hulu almost never works and Netflix was iffy. It stopped streaming movies and shows from my computer a couple of updates ago. This will make staying home quite a bit easier.
April 8, 2020 - Wednesday - A friend/coworker text me about what we drink at the office. I told her her plant wasn't the only thing I brought home from work. I was also reading on FB that whiskey is supposed to help against the corona virus, but who believes anything they read on the internet. I think I'll have a glass with a cigar outside on the porch soon.
April 7, 2020 - Tuesday - Saturday I did a lot of cooking. I made pancakes for breakfast, stew for lunch and at the end of the evening I made a big batch of these. I haven't made Chocolate Pillows in forever. I only baked a few and put the rest in the freezer for later. Today was later for a few of them. I should make these more often!
April 6, 2020 - Monday - Today while we were doing our Zoom conference call with the peeps from work Zak was upset that I was talking and not talking to him. He pulled his blanket off his kennel and started throwing it around. Then he started throwing is rope around. He eventually put it all behind my chair and laid there while I worked.
April 5, 2020 - Sunday - I got quite a lot accomplished today. I went to Dad's to pick up a bunch of pots and then stopped and picked up some plants. If I waited until this was over it would be too late to plant tomatoes. I have a garden again! Basil, oregano, sage and a few kinds of tomatoes. I see Caprese Salad in my future! I even got a little basil for my kitchen window.
April 4, 2020 - Saturday - One of the errands I ran Thursday was to pick up a coworker's plant that she asked me to bring home from the office but I forgot. It now has a new temporary home on our kitchen window sill. I'm thinking I need to start planting some things too. I really want some tomatoes and basil.
April 3, 2020 - Friday - We have a bunch of yellow lilies growing in the back. It was overcast this morning when Zak and I went out. I wish I had lived here a bit longer before this shut down happened. I'd like to have had all my tools here to start some projects for the house. I think a dinning table and patio chairs will be some of the first.
April 2, 2020 - Thursday - Got for a little bit today. This is 75 at 5:24pm on a Thursday. Amazing! Can't believe how empty it is. Driving 75mph on 75 during the week is almost unheard of.
April 1, 2020 - Wednesday - I went to the grocery store to the other day and got stuff to make this again. I made one of these for us while we were in Broken Bow but it didn't turn out exactly right without the right pan. I wish I had picked up some stuff to make mimosas too.