We have been warned that the next three weeks in Nebraska will be a critical time as the virus is expected to peak at the end of the month. This is the time to get supplies, make plans, and then remain at home.
Our mayor had to close the Omaha parks after several warnings about overcrowding went unheeded. It was so bad parents were sneaking children into closed playgrounds, and coaches were getting their children’s sports teams out to practice! Who does that sort of thing?! Apparently, enough idiots were, that the parks are all now closed and the police are enforcing it. Imagine willing to be that reckless with your children’s lives!
I can still walk a bit around my neighbourhood but with terrible air quality from agricultural burning in Kansas wafting north to us, it wouldn’t be worth it. This happens every spring so we are used to it. Most years we aren’t so desperate to get outside. Anyway, it is expected to snow again overnight so that ought to help the air.
I did the shopping and pharmacy on Thursday, my first time out in two weeks. It was quiet, people were respectful, and the shelves were well supplied. I splurged on some tinned salmon which I used to make the croquettes above. Parsley and some preserved lemon really dress up a boring tinned fish. Anyway, there was plenty of produce for the moment, so I took advantage of buying two more cabbages. I have my priorities 😁.
Clothes I haven’t worn in decades are being sorted through and worn. I bought this vintage 60s Victor Costa Romantica dress in the 80s and wore it quite a lot when I was younger. Then, my life changed and it was too nice for the farm, then too nice for carrying around a young child, then finally too youthful for someone my age. At some point this week I thought, “sod it”, got it out and tried it on. To my surprise, it still fit ( barely, but it zipped and I could breathe) so I wore it.
Might be a while before I get an opportunity to wear it outside the house, but I don’t plan to pack it away again.
I do try to get dressed every day, even if it isn’t anything special. Shoes and handbags aren’t happening at the moment, but they will again. I need to sort out the winter and summer shoes in anticipation of that eventuality. Until then I have one pair of ugly but sturdy flats for neighborhood walks and puttering in the garden, and otherwise it is socks snd slippers for me.
I did get to wear my strawberry basket earrings for the first time this year. The strawberry vines in the garden are alive and hopefully by June we will have some berries to enjoy.
Meanwhile I can always wear the berries instead.
Hope you’re all doing well and staying in!