I brought out the big guns yesterday after my frustration with cooking and cleaning. I went into my pantry and brought out the paper plates. It was wonderful and I'm not sure why I didn't do this before.
We will be eating on paper plates every day except Sunday (Easter) until this is over. Relief.
Have a wonderful Good Friday!
We had snow yesterday in Michigan. The flowers look a little downtrodden but they will perk up more when the sun shines brightly this morning.
Michigan's stay at home order is now extended till the end of April. There are more restrictions but we will manage.
Please leave a comment and let me know how it's going in your neck of the woods.
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Good for you for bringing out the paper plates! Consider it taking care of yourself. :)
Thank you so much for your blog, it is a pleasant moment in my day. I enjoy your book recommendations. Here in Texas, it is cool this morning, but will warm up nicely. I have fed the animals, and after my mug of tea is finished, I will start a load of laundry while the Redneck goes to get a load of hay bales for the horses. We are sheltering in place, with the Redneck still going to work at his 'essential' job. We are looking forward to a 3 day weekend for him, and I have our Easter Sunday meal planned out--simple yet good. Stay safe!
Oh sounds like a great start to a wonderful day Evelyn. Sounds like you and the red neck are both working hard.
Yep we are doing simple for Easter too-it will be great!
Yes, Everything we can do to make life easier during this time is good Belinda!
Ah, paper plates! They save my sanity when our kids are home over holidays for sure! Our lock down goes through Sunday but I feel sure they will extend that today. Our middle son has ordered us to stay home. I am feeling rebellious at this point and just about want to throw caution to the wind but there is nowhere to do so!
Lana We just went for a ride which is good but there is no place to stop. We seen the country though.
If paper plates lighten your load, I’m all for it! These are not ordinary days for sure.
Blessings to you and your family on this Easter weekend.
Oh I am so sorry you're struggling so. We aren't under a stay at home order but school is cancelled for the rest of the year & we are encouraged daily by the governor to follow the CDC recommendations to stay home. I think our state is doing a good job following directions so far without the order. Hopefully that will not change but our governor says that will change if he & his advisors feel it's necessary.
Goodness if I had to wash dishes I would for sure be using paper if I had it. I run my dishwasher every night so washing dishes hasn't been a big deal so far for us. And I'm keeping meals very simple..no gourmet cooking that wrecks my kitchen & uses all of my pans for sure...who has energy for that!
My family's employer closed down for Easter so we're all very happy to be off work for the weekend to rest. We've been running ourselves ragged.
I do a farmer's market pick up in the morning. They'll bring it to my car. Then a grocery pick up on Sunday...I could not get any other day so I took it. It will be nice to have milk in the fridge.
Stay safe. I hope you get sunny warm days soon.
Have a way needful Easter too Melissa!
It sure has helped Rhonda! The world has changed.
With the grandkids here Jenny I was needing to run the dish wAsher twice a day plus wash pots and pans of course. This should cut it down to once. No gourmet dinners here either lol we are just surviving...most of our breakfasts are just a bowl of cereal.
I think States are at different stages and we are having a rough time here in Michigan but we have a governor who is trying her best to keep us alive. Masks and gloves are required, only 4 people to 1000 square foot in a store,and the others wait outside 6 foot aoart.
I don't go to the store anyway so that doesn't matter. I miss the grocery pickups as most of them are booked solid and openings can be weeks away. We are just eating what we got right now. I did find a local company that delivers fruits and veggies to order from. They deliver to your door. I have done that twice now. A bit pricey but It's been great as we ran out of fresh fruit last week. I do have some canned peaches we love.
It's a different world that we live in that's for sure.
I'm so glad you got off Easter ..enjoy your weekend.
I don't want you to think I'm struggling Jenny. Just learning how to make do with the circumstances we are dealing with.
Got to try different ways to make me happy! Haha!
Yay for paper plates. We can use all the relief we can get.
Virginia's stay at home order is in effect until June 10...hard to believe. Our cases have skyrocketed to 5000 cases and 130 deaths. Most are around northern VA and Richmond.
oh my goodness June 10. really I expect our governor to extend it more but she knows she has to gradually do it or we would freak out.
Those paper plates are making me happy today!
Be safe and Happy Easter Kathy
Oh Vicki, I understand...the experience is so varied from state to state. My state is mostly rural & I heard it will take rural states longer to peak. The unknown is forcing me to keep my pantry stocked as full as I can as long as I'm able to do grocery pick ups...who know when that will be stretched too thin. I can't get fresh food delivered to my door because I'm too far out.
And if I were washing pots & pans twice a day I'd for sure be using paper too. I only have one child with me 5 days a week & he's a toddler who hardly eats anything. So I have it much easier than you do.
I am so glad you haven't completely given up your blog. I know you are swamped right now & it must be so discouraging at times. You give me a community that I appreciate...to see how everyone is doing through their comments. I hope you never feel any judgement from me in my comments because I realize we all are under different circumstances & learning how to deal with a lot of changes in a very short time.
I thought you were in one of those more rural states Jenny. I was hoping that you wouldn't take my comments judgemental either. I almost deleted mine cause I thought they sounded rude...I was just stressed I guess. I'm sorry about that. Today has been better ..it warmed up and we went for a walk in the woods. I took a long nap too. HAha! Cranky woman is a lot better.
Have a wonderful Easter Jenny ..I'm glad your here.
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