Happy…well, whatever day it is…they are all rather running together, aren’t they?
So, how are you holding up?
I would imagine that if you are regular readers of Nourish and Nestle, you are a maker and do-er of some sort. And I also believe that makers and do-ers will fare better than most during our forced stay-cation.
Believe me, I am not diminishing the difficulties being felt by everyone, everywhere. But us creatives are known to think outside the box when necessary. And, I have never known a creative to be ‘bored’ or lack a project that they’d love to tackle!
So, I’d love to hear, how are you ‘making do’ with what you have, when maybe you don’t have what you want?
Case in point, we have been ordering our groceries on-line, having them placed in our car curbside. I am so thankful that our grocery store is offering this service and am by no means complaining, but because I do allow them to substitute, I don’t always get what I really want.
I have all the fixings for Chicken Souvlaki and wanted pita bread to serve with it. I guess they were out of pita bread and I received tortillas instead. I can easily use the tortillas, which I may. But then there is that maker side of me whispering in my ear, “Girl, you’ve never made pita bread before…now is a great time to learn!” I’ll let you know how it goes!
When this is all said and done, I want to look back at these
15, 30, however many days of isolation and say, “During my ‘stay at home’, I did all this…!”
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I am adding to my “I did all this…” list, but right now it includes:
- Make pita bread
- Make yogurt, without milk since we don’t have any.
- Finish 2 paintings
- Make a sofa table
- Paint a chest that belonged to my dad
- Create 3 new knit and crochet patterns
- Create a video for my knitting friends who want to learn to crochet (because many of you have asked!)
- List some stuff on eBay
- Go into the woods and ‘harvest’ some ferns since I can’t get to the garden center.
- Read “Atomic Habits”
So, what is on your, “I did all this…” list? I am an idea sponge and would love to hear yours!
My mom has made this salad dressing recipe for YEARS! It’s my favorite.
Speaking of mom, she asked me to make her one of these knit purses for Mother’s Day.
I am trying to figure out how to get some plants in my yard without going to the garden center. I just ordered a bunch of caladium bulbs from Florida Boys Caladium Farm, a family-owned operation!
This is far and away the pin that is driving the most traffic to Nourish and Nestle over the past 2 weeks! It always cracks me up since it is a pin showing just the clutter we ‘rehomed’!
Finished reading Strangers and Cousins by Leah Hager-Cohen and let me think how to summarize it; it reminded me of a grown-up Pippi Lockstockings story with eccentric characters and multiple plot lines. The author has a lovely way with words and we would all be blessed to have an Aunt Glad in our lives.
I then popped over to read Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. The novel is set on the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia, of which I knew absolutely nothing. I did spend some time educating myself about Kamchatka and the indigenous people once I started the book. The book is set as many ‘micro-stories’ concerning the lives of the characters as they relate to the disappearance of two young sisters. I’m glad she included a list of characters as it did get confusing at times.
I’ve just started Roseanna. Set in Sweden, it is a police procedure novel concerning the murder of a woman. So far, so good.
What are you reading?
Well, I am off to work on my table and start my pita bread.
I hope however you spend your time today, you make it a good day and stay safe.