If my days had themes yesterday’s could have been “Not quite as planned”, for both good and bad.

Because the weather was sunnier and breezier than I expected I wound up washing and drying more clothes than I anticipated. I will say that along with all of the washing up, the manual labor I have undertaken has been hell on my hands; they are riddled with small cuts and dry skin, making life annoyingly painful.

Yesterday afternoon I had the idea to make a loaf of bread using my bread machine. I decided to use up all of the yeast that failed me a month ago, and much to my surprise it was all very much still alive! The loaf rose so much in the machine that it stuck to the inside lid, leaving me with a highly deformed loaf and a mess to clean.

For dinner I focused my intention on making a lasagna, the likes of which I never would never have eaten as a child. My lasagna contained, in addition to “normal” lasagna ingredients, spinach, mushrooms, onion, garlic, rosemary, and green onion. I probably should have focused more on the construction as I used too much sauce in the pan initially, leaving not enough to smother the top, and wound up with leftover noodles since I didn’t lay them out properly in the pan. Then, I over-baked the lasagna because I got distracted changing the rear wheel of my road bike so that I could remount it on the trainer, and forgot about the lasagna in the oven.

Today? Today’s theme should be something in German, but you can well imagine that my studying didn’t go as planned either…

Tuesday Take of the Tape: 208.4 pounds (-0.2 from last week’s weigh-in); not bad, especially considering how much food I’ve been eating the the past two months.

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17 Responses to 2020-05-12

  1. Bonnie says:

    TTOTT *fist bump* Paulie! No first bumps earned over here, I am 128.5 (+3.5 from last week). Guess that weekend of debauchery and not enough “moderate intensity” exercise caught up with me. Today’s adventure: Kroger. Oh, and “moderate or high intensity” exercise. 😁

    • Poop. Sorry, I feel like I was an instigator.

      I ordered a couple of things from Target yesterday, so at some time today I will drive up there. I hope to remember to bring my clear glass to see if I can recycle it today, and may pop into Kroger for a couple of perishables as well.

  2. Steve says:

    I’m only paying a little attention to the scale. I’m still holding my own and not really gaining, so that’s all I’m watching.

    After a good day of connectivity (only one reboot) I rode indoors for a half hour. Must not have eaten enough carbs through the day as felt a little bonky at the end.

    Saw the new rules for hashing the MM agreed to. Just doesn’t seem like much fun to me. I’d be happy to wait a while longer until things get a little more normal. Not that I’m hashing any time soon.

    Besides the Mothers Day pancakes, I had said I would make schnitzel for dinner- which we both forgot until yesterday! Tonight is the night!! I just have to be done by 7PM for my Games meeting call.


    • Bonnie says:

      Agree with your hashing thoughts, however, my main concern is that are we going to get to anything “normal” anytime soon? Who can really make any kind of decision or estimate based on the lack of research about COVID, but me thinks it could be a very long time. We may have to figure out how to adapt our lives to continue living them. I sincerely hope I’m wrong. That being said, I think I will try out hashing the weekend that it opens back up. If it blows, then I guess I won’t go as often or not at all.

    • barb says:

      I don’t see how they can actually limit a hash to 10 people, the rest of it “could” work.
      As long as the ending is in an area that has room to spread out – it should be ok. We all know plenty of hashers that really don’t like to play by the rules – so we know this will be a work in progress. Sani’s head will explode, but we know that up front.

  3. barb says:

    I finally got the backyard grass cut – one section really isn’t growing very well, we have 3 versions of zoysia, i wonder if some weed & feed, or pre-emergent, or something didn’t like the 1 variety. Allan edged & used the blower, the blower is acting up, so today I get to go to the Stihl dealer *(Tru Value) at lunch time to ask them to give it a tune-up.

    We decided to make it an easy dinner – opened up a can of Skyline & made chili dogs.
    We have way too many leftovers in the fridge, so that will be my dinner tonight & tomorrow. Thursday night Deposit & Oops will swing by for their new masks (my friend that makes them sent to me to save on the postage). We will most likely have dinner & drinks on the deck to make the trip “worth their while”.

    BTW Paulie – did you ever ask Martha to make you a mask?

    • Steve says:

      A warning about zoysia- if you use a product that does not state specifically it can be used on zoysia, you can be in trouble. Whether it’s Meyers or Emerald (the 2 varieties I’m familiar with, I don’t think it matters).

    • I didn’t. I felt kinda guilty (it’s a “me” thing) so I ordered a couple via Amazon. Mine are due to arrive at the end of this week.

    • Just received a shipping update, my masks are due to arrive on 5/21. Until then I will just use my makeshift ones as needed.

  4. HamWithCam says:

    My two cents on the whole isolation thing:

    It seems to me, some percentage of the (US) population will be asymptomatic, yet be able to spread C19 to others, today, next week, next month, next year and for the foreseeable future.

    If you come in contact with one (or more) of these asymptomatic individuals then you have some risk of becoming infected.

    Some risk.

    Having said that, it seems logical to me, that this risk of infection today, next week, next month, next year or the foreseeable future is (all things being equal) the same.

    Bottom line: If you come in contact with somebody with C19 you have a risk of being infected.

    So, what difference will today, next week, next month, next year or the foreseeable future make?

    What difference indeed…

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  5. Trips to Target, Lowe’s (Garden Center for a bag of potting soil), and Kroger done. Thanks to Bonnie’s intel I was also able to rid my household of glass recycling at Target!

    Kroger had some health and body essentials, which they are limiting the sales of, so I picked up a few things there that technically weren’t on my “list”. Hand sanitizer is the one thing I have yet see return to stores. Perhaps I will eventually make a drive to Scofflaw for their sanitizer and beer? 🤷🏻‍♂️😂

    • barb says:

      I had one of the hard seltzer (tropical pog flavor) Sunday night – hard seltzer is just ok – doesn’t have enough taste to thrill me. but- this way more variety for people when they are looking for something to drink in our beer fridge.

  6. It appears that within the next seven days I will have elected to open myself up to more risk because of appointments, one in my house, one haircut, and my physical at Piedmont Hospital. I cannot say that I am am excited about any of these, but I am going to go through with each.

  7. I’m not sure that I can muster up the care to sit on a German class Zoom call tonight because this weather is too amazing to be indoors.

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