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Popcorn Report

April 26th, 2020 at 01:50 pm

I made popcorn yesterday with fresh kernels -- Pop Secret Jumbo Popping Corn -- and it turned out great! So it was the popcorn, not the popcorn popper. That's a relief! I wonder why there is so much bad popcorn out there. I have had a lot of bad luck with it.

I took a walk yesterday to the one tiny library that is still operating. I returned six books and took away five books, which are all sitting in quarantine right now. They are an assortment of mysteries, thrillers and family sagas. Not my usual authors, but I'm taking what I can get these days.

I managed to squeeze in that walk when it wasn't raining. It pretty much rained all day, and it was cold. A very dreary day. Good for staying inside.

I'm going to eat my last serving of tuna macaroni salad today. Woo-hoo! I'm thawing some ground beef, with which I am planning to make more sliders, and some spaghetti sauce. Those should get me through the coming week.

I am not too concerned with the projected meat shortages. I still have a couple of packages of chicken in the freezer, in addition to the ground beef I am thawing. After those are gone, I have plenty of peanut butter! And I will switch over to more of a vegetarian diet. I have plenty of frozen vegetables. I just got a box of wet cat food from Amazon for Iggy yesterday, which will last a long time.

I will continue to be staying at home through May. Though our curve is allegedly flattening, it is still pretty bad out there. More and more, I feel I am becoming accommodated to this lifestyle. I do not find it difficult. I don't really feel isolated, because I am in touch with others daily through email and texting and the occasional Zoom. I am keeping house better than I ever have, I'm stretching food better than I ever have, and I am feeling more gratitude for what I have. I think a lot of the gratitude comes from having been so frightened when my Oregon DIL got so sick. Now that we are on the other side of that, it seems like any other "hardship" is pretty much nothing.

4 Responses to “Popcorn Report”

  1. Wink Says:

    I feel the same way about the potential meat shortage. If I can't find any the next time I shop I can really do without it. I'm also OK with staying home. I don't feel like it has effected me in any kind of extreme way. I miss seeing my friends and family in person, but we are staying in touch daily through virtual methods.

  2. GoodLiving Says:

    In our house, we've talked about the mix of gratitude, grief and guilt. So grateful for what we have and a little guilty because so many folks have it worse and some grief over what we can't have or miss. I'm glad you're doing well.

  3. LifeBalance Says:

    I like your reflection on the silver lining of this cloud.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on the popcorn!

    I'm jealous you can still check out books. Good for you. I returned all mine a couple of weeks ago since I had finished them.

    Glad you are handling staying at home so well. Your outlook is probably a big part of your success.

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