Yesterday was a bit of comedy of errors around the old ITP Estate. In hindsight it’s probably a good thing I couldn’t motivate myself to mow the lawn, I probably would have hurt myself or damaged my hipster mower.

My loaf of bread, while edible was once again completely underproofed/underproven.

I attempted a walk yesterday afternoon, but it wasn’t very relaxing because no matter what route I took there were a lot of people outside, often not giving a crap about keeping distances. I wound up cutting my walk short.

Even though I wasn’t hungry I decided to force myself to cook a dinner because I wanted to use up some perishable ingredients. Speaking of which, even though I had one more day in the “Use By” window of some cauliflower that I intended to cook, I wound up tossing the entire package because it looked too dodgy to me.

Unfortunately the errors continued as I accidentally knocked a plastic bottle of wood oil off a shelf; it proceeded to fall in such a way that a hole was poked into it and it leaked all over the kitchen (including onto sneakers that I had in the kitchen because they were dirty) as I attempted to throw it out.

My dinner was a lo mein vegetable dish that I have made a few times, so I expected no problems — wrong! For whatever reason, the noodles cooked onto the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot making cleanup a real chore.

Perhaps it was a blessing that I dozed off before 9:30pm?

Tonight is my German class, with no book, again. Maybe. The class was difficult enough last week, I’m not sure that I want to repeat that.

Hope your Monday was much better.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape (is back): 212.2 pounds (+0.6 from last week’s weigh-in); no worries.

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9 Responses to 2020-04-07

  1. Wow, that was a long post by my current standards. Thanks, COVID-19 pandemic?

  2. Steve Brady says:

    Some days, everything you touch turns to $hit. I have those and this too shall pass.

    Mostly stayed connected yesterday. Accomplished a few things.

    Got on Mahindra in the afternoon and completed mowing the upper pasture. Debbie went for a ride and had to walk to the farthest end of the pasture to capture her steed. It cracked me up.

    A very happy 14th anniversary to my charming bride. She never fails to make life interesting and more enjoyable. I love you!


  3. Wish I could convince insects, like the spider I just saw, to stay out of the ITP Estate. Given the opportunity, I do kill them, as I just did the one that was in the middle of my office’s floor.

  4. Stacy Fox says:

    I forgot that our ITP-readers have back-to-back anniversaries!
    Happy Anniversary, Barb & Allan and Steve & Debbie! 🙂 Oh happy days!

    Blame it on the moon, Paulie. That’s what I would do. And for what it’s worth, it’s supposed to be super huge and beautiful tonight. Let’s hope these clouds get out of here and we have good views. https://www.space.com/biggest-supermoon-2020-super-pink-moon-guide.html

    I, too, understand your annoyance with people out there not taking care. I swear to pizza I actually DREAMED about it last night too. Walking my neighborhood and the park work for me, but I’m staying as far away as possible from the Beltline….it’s stupid how many stupid people are stupiding out there.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Yeah, the city had to remove the basketball nets from Grant Park due to crowds on the courts. I did have a lovely walk in Grant Park this morning, and saw a gorgeous bluebird. Nice start to the day.

      And hey, Stacy, I couldn’t NOT send this to you: a fox steals a cell phone:


      • barb says:

        we saw a hawk in a tree in my yard last night – I wish it would get more critters, I’m still finding holes dug in my grass.

    • I noticed groups playing on the courts in Dekalb Memorial Park (I think that’s its name) the other day, and wondered if that would happen there too. Also I noticed that the tennis courts in Brownwood Park have been locked shut.

  5. barb says:

    An exciting anniversary for me – Allan worked, I watched 4 Survivor episodes last night. Sal decided to brave my house, we sat out on the deck, far enough apart. My little 22 inch TV with the wireless DVR is great- but doesn’t get super loud to drown out all the street sounds. But – we got all most caught up.

    Today at lunch we will go pick up Allan’s truck from the shop, nothing major, but they found enough things to rack up a few hundred dollars. Might take the motorcycle over there- it should be a nice day again.

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