It’s Friday! What are you reading?

It is Friday. And what a week it has been. We have had the plague, tornado warnings, winter storms, and spring storms. It’s been insane. I don’t know how it is where you are, but you can let me know.

There is so much uncertainty surrounding our health and what is or is not open. Our company laid off half of the staff. They can all get unemployment right away. Then this morning one of the housekeepers CAME TO WORK to tell us she had been at the clinic yesterday on another matter and may have come into contact with someone who tested positive.  People, DO NOT DO THIS! Last I heard they are waiting for the clinic to get back to them. Luckily OU Boy did not have any contact with her and when he heard she was there, he locked his door! LOL. But really, don’t do that.

The library is closed, there is no toilet paper or alcohol-based sanitizers. One of our favorite restaurants, Whiskey Cake Cafe’, put this on IG.

I called them right then and placed an order. We drove over and picked up our stash. Everything they cook is locally sourced so we know where this stuff comes from. We received a gallon of whole milk, 2 sirloin steaks, 2 whole, seasoned chickens, 6 hamburger patties, a dozen oranges, 2 dozen eggs and 2 rolls of TP. What a brilliant idea. They can keep their vendors busy while helping us all out.

I went into stress baking mode.

I made Orange Cranberry Muffins, Banana Muffins, Espresso Brownies, Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache, Peanut Butter Protein Balls and Lemon Coconut Protein Balls. I roasted both chickens and separated the meat, then made stock with the bones and skin and dark meat.  I sent it all to work with OU Boy for those who had children at home.

I have cleaned house with alcohol, I made my own hand sanitizer with 2/3 cup of 91% rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup of Aloe Gel, along with several drops of Tea Tree Oil. Boom! And if you are out of alcohol, I buy Everclear. It is like 98%.

My eye surgeon is closing her clinic today, but I still have to go have my pressure checked on Monday. Hopefully, I will be out of quarantine after that. Which is just for my own protection.

I feel like this isolation is right up my alley. I work from home. I hate crowds. I don’t like real people very much. And I love stuff delivered!

How are you all holding up? Especially all of you book bloggers? Is that TBR pile going down any? I am at 10 books on NetGalley!!!

Stay Well, and read a book.

xx P

18 responses to “It’s Friday! What are you reading?”

  1. You know what? I can’t focus enough to read, but the house sure is sparkling.
    Pat on the back to your local vendor. Brilliant idea.
    Stay safe – Keep smiling.

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  2. Glad you are healthy. Fingers crossed for eye check. We are good here and except for the annoying empty shelves at the grocery store, we will be fine. I’ve done some extra cooking too. We are eating like kings. As long as we can keep the fresh supplies coming in.

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    1. Eye Check is great. Pressure normal and abrasion healed! Found toilet paper today too.

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  3. You are so innovative Pat and I like your mindset to do baking! Yummy treats for all the household members. Take care and yes, people must know how to avoid others if they think or are in contact with a potential Covid risk. Blessings and take care

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    1. You too love! Feeling okay?


      1. I am ok thank you. Usual aches & pains but alive😁Please take care & stay safe

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  4. What a fab idea from the restaurant and look at you becoming the survivalist haha, well done, great post. Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier is the book of the moment 😉

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  5. I made a batch of Peanut Butter Bites as well. Lol! We’re hanging in despite empty shelves, long line-ups and panic buying…I’m savouring a British Columbia authored thriller. Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin at the moment and drinking lots of chai tea!
    Stay safe…

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      1. My favourite is Stash’s Vanilla Chai (decaffeinated), I couldn’t find it for awhile but stumbled upon some recently at Whole Foods and bought two boxes!

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  6. Our library is still open, for now. I bought some used books from them and checked out a stack of non-fiction on various topics. I’m isolating as much as I can since I’m so exposed at work.

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  7. Okay, it’s not Friday anymore, but I’m still reading it: Lucy Worsley’s If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home. Readable, fascinating.

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    1. Great recommendations! Thanks!

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  8. Well, you’ve brought some smiles to my face! What a baking session – I only have planned soup and a meat and potato pie to make. The last book I read was Margaret Atwoods, The Testaments, which was brilliant, as expected, a no mean feat after so many years since Handmaid’s Tale. i’m now reading a psychology book about family secrets and I’m wondering how many of those are going to be revealed within self-isolating households! All fine here. Living in the country, apart from some empty shelves in the supermarket and daily live updates, it can be business at home as usual, with walks outside in the fields as usual, writing and painting as usual, and yet what is happening is at the back of my mind all the time. Stay well :>)

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    1. Stay safe! I’ve discovered my husband doesn’t know how to fill the dishwasher!!

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  9. Some new training for him then! I’ve explained the house rules to my hubby, keep the place clean and tidy – we shall see if he can comply!

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  10. Your posts bring smiles into my days of lockdown. Thank you.

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