How’s it going? Staying sane?
We are still fairly locked down in Ontario. They are opening up a few more things for curbside pickup but that’s all. It’s odd how quickly one adjusts though. I’ve been able to get most things I need. We are having a minor panic with a failing fridge but I have a bar fridge on the go (thanks for dropping that off, mum and dad!) and LG is having me troubleshoot a bunch of stuff from my end. My dad has expertise in cooling systems from his engineering days and has walked me through the mechanics of it over the phone. Fingers crossed it’s not the linear compressor that tends to fail on these LG fridges.
In happier kitchen news, I finally got my hands on some yeast and my daughter wanted to bake bread. This is a terrific and super easy, no-knead recipe using instant yeast from Jo Cooks. It was a great success.
Also, I’m going to give a shoutout to these cheap and cheerful kitchen towels. I prefer reusable towels to paper ones but I’m laundering things much more frequently these days so I picked up some of these Utopia towels on Amazon (affiliate link). They are not large tea towels like you’d buy at an English garden centre, but are nice and absorbent for drying hands (they seem to shrink on washing in hot, but for hands it’s fine.)
Do you have your credibility bookcase yet? I’ve been doing a lot of video calls so I’ve moved my desk around so that my bookcase is behind me. While on the Titanic, why not shuffle the deck chairs, right?
In other things pandemic-related, I’ve tried cutting Teddy’s nails. He will sit for about a minute through the dremel drill grinder thingy (he starts screaming when I simply bring out the clippers so that’s a hard no.) I cannot wait until the groomers reopen. I’m going to be doubling my usual tip! Pet grooming is impossible.
I love this photo of Julia Roberts not going to the Met Ball. Also, bathtub view goals.
In TV binging news, I’ve started watching seasons 2 of Dead to Me on Netflix. It’s picked up right from season 1 so far, so I’m enjoying it. They show Judy and Jen watching The Facts of Life reruns, which made me laugh since I’ve been doing the same thing since the pandemic started. I loved that show as a kid so it provides a dose of childhood comfort. The Dead to Me characters discuss how adulting is hard and they wish they had a Mrs. Garrett. We really need a Mrs. Garrett for the pandemic, don’t we. I had the chance to meet “Blair” back in 2013 and I was such a fangirl. Lisa Whelchel is quite lovely and down-to-earth in person and not Blair-ish at all.
Have you started watching anything good? The Real Housewives seem particularly good this season. I hear Hollywood on Netflix is quite good. I plan to watch it next since it’s supposed to be freezing this weekend and the garden will have to wait.