Spring, Summer, and Social Distancing

Over the past several months of being stuck at home, time has really been blurring together. I only sometimes know what day of the week it is. I haven’t worn hard pants since B.C. (before Covid). I haven’t spoken to friends in forever. I’m just here, floating through life in a haze. And so I was shocked when I actually thought about it for a second and realized that this quarantine has been going on for nearly six months (possibly longer by the time I actually post this). Whaaaaaat. Crazy.

So what exactly have I been up to since March in this time of strife and social distancing? For that, we’ll have to consult my camera roll! Turns out, I’ve been taking quite a few pictures and going on quite a few walks. So let’s take a look.

Here’s some flowers, some from the sidewalk and some from a grocery store in a vase on the kitchen island. Pretty!

It’s been extremely hot for the past few weeks, but for a while there, the weather in Michigan was absolutely lovely. So there have been a lot of walks. And the thing about walks is, I see a lot of deer. I have a problem, you see – if I see a deer, I must take a picture. Also a chipmunk. And frogs.

Aside from pictures of small animals, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking. Lots of bread, of course – have I mentioned that my starter’s name is Jane Dough because my friends didn’t think Rye of Sour-on was funny? – but also coconut milk pasta, rice bowls, pizza, pesto (from the basil growing on the deck), and a lot more. Here are pictures of some of that:

Oooh, here’s something new and exciting – for the first time in forever a few days ago, I picked up my camera! And took pictures with not my phone! That’s nice. I think they came out pretty well!

These past few months have been a lot. Every day feels like it’s had about ten insane news stories at once, and March simultaneously feels like five minutes ago and ten years ago. I barely know what’s happening anymore. I was supposed to be moving to Texas about now, but that’s been delayed for obvious reasons. But hey – I have food, fresh air, pretty places around me, and a very comfortable bed, so I can’t complain at all.

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