On the upside, I’m cooking more than ever. On the downside, I’m cooking more than ever. It’s a thing I can do and do well, but don’t burn with a desire to do more of. This from-scratch French bread was a big hit, but it was very low-tech (I mixed everything by hand and also have no rolling pin) and not something I want to do every day, especially because cleanup is a bitch.


I’ve been mostly in good spirits during the quarantine, but occasionally feel like I want to burst because there’s nowhere to hide for some peace and quiet. Last night I was this close (*holds thumb and forefinger a quarter inch apart*) to just hopping into my car and driving around. At least I can go out to take a walk during the day. It must be awful for people in big cities who literally can’t go anywhere.

I’ve got stuff to do, I’m not bored, we’re well stocked, but the people around me, lovely as they are, get to be a bit much.

Introvert readers, how are you coping? Extrovert readers, how about you? Too much/too little togetherness or just right? 


  1. I’m in NYC, but one block from Riverside Park which stretches for miles along the Hudson. I also have a pooch who’s used to being off leash there every morning. At least in my part of the city people are good at social distancing. The city hasn’t been this quiet sine 9/11. But it’s still tough; we live in tight quarters here, but we New Yorkers are a tough bunch. We will get through this. I’m baking a lot, cooking a lot, reading a lot. I’m an introvert basically so that helps!

  2. I’m in Europe, in a big city. Alas, in a condo, not a full house. Quarters are tighter, but the condo is big enough we can spread out in rooms and not hear each other and thankfully we get along really well and like hanging out. I am working a lot. The abandoned treadmill is getting used more frequently 🙂

  3. I live two blocks from Riverside Park in NYC! But sadly have been ill for 11 days, so have been confined to my tiny NYC apartment with only views of other buildings that whole time.

  4. DH stress bakes so we’re almost out of flour, even though we had several bags of it two weeks ago. Last night he made hot cross buns with a big portion of coffee flour (impulse bought from TJ’s I don’t know how long ago). I’m hoping that one of these weeks we’ll either get the fancy flour we ordered online (supposed to come today, but in reality has not actually shipped yet) or the grocery store will have some in stock again.

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