Yeah those loaves were NOT what I had in mind… I had to throw them both away. There wasn’t enough starter to try again, so I’m replenishing it. I’ve got a different recipe, its ratings are pretty good, and I’ll try again. Note to self: whatever they say, I still need to add yeast IN ADDITION TO the yeast that’s growing in the starter. (And no, the starter isn’t dead… it still bubbles when I feed it.) Moving on…
Yesterday, Hillsborough County instituted a curfew (we’re still grounded, so it’s a curfew on top of being grounded). They said that it was because too many people were still gathering together in private places. In a way, I get it. And it doesn’t affect me much because, well, I don’t have anywhere to BE after 9:00 anyway. I’m in bed by 10 usually, since I log into work so damn early, but it’s the principle of the thing. Like when my first grade teacher couldn’t figure out who was screaming in the bathroom and so she took the whole class out in the hall and paddled everyone (this was back in the days when corporal punishment was legal). I was lucky enough to be sick that day, or I’d have gotten it too. I WAS THE QUIET KID… though you wouldn’t guess that about me now, more than likely.
Anyway, along the lines of luck – I FOUND TOILET PAPER. AND PAPER TOWELS. That is a big deal because I was not one of those crazy people that bought a fuck ton of it as this got started (stocking up on food instead, remember) and as the shelves have been pretty bare since those days, I had begun to worry about having some on hand when I ran out of the little bit that I did have. To the point that I was limiting myself to two squares per toilet use… and not cleaning things with paper towels (using washable dishtowels instead). The dishtowel trick isn’t new… it’s just more frequent… and it doesn’t work on cat vomit. At any rate, I went home from the store feeling pretty good.
It’s the last trip I’ll be able to make for a while because apparently as of Thursday the county is going to start requiring everyone to wear masks in public places. I don’t have a mask. It is impossible to GET a mask. I don’t sew that well and couldn’t effectively make one if I had the material, so I’m fucked. I ordered some off of Etsy last night (with a Star Wars theme, because I have to make something decent out of this shitty situation), but they won’t be here for a week or more… so what I got today (and what I already had on hand) is going to have to last until they arrive. Mom said she’d sew me one, but I don’t know when she will get to it. This particular thing… I don’t think is fair… I mean I get WHY you would do that, but it’s not like masks are readily available to people, and for those of us who can’t sew and who are literally having to order them, you have to give us some TIME to get them. Or provide them. Two days is not enough warning. Honestly, I think this is particularly a little extreme.
Knee has been acting up again.. probably from non-use. I started stretching and doing leg lifts (with weights) again today, then of course walked through the grocery store.. unloaded my car up two flights of stairs (four times). Moving helps. I have to stop being so damn stagnant. That is the one thing I miss about the apartment complex I used to live in, because there’s no real walking path here. I mean there’s a sidewalk, and it’s usually pretty deserted, but there’s some weird swamp property or something that’s on either side of it with no trespassing signs on either side and someone sits out there (on both sides) all damn day (always with a different license plate) just watching it. It’s beyond bizarre, and I’m a little paranoid about what the hell is going on there, so I don’t go near it on foot.
Noblegarden on WoW. Working on the achievement. Been trying to get “What A Long, Strange Trip it’s Been” since I got the game and I always just kind of tire out before I can get there. Oddly, doing the Easter Egg Hunt is kind of relaxing. I mean I figure I can get half of it now, do the rest another year… you may ask how I know I will keep doing this… well… because I haven’t stopped since 2008. I don’t see that changing.
Back to WoW, I guess. I’m out of words.
Stuff I’m celebrating:
- Got a notification that the Baby Yoda I preordered back in February is now processing. (I know he’s “The Child” but until they give him a name, he’s Baby Yoda. Even after they give him a name, he’s probably still going to be Baby Yoda. Disney kind of screwed themselves, imho, by not giving him an identifier up front.
- Found more bread flour. That’s almost as difficult to find as the paper towels and toilet paper.
- Tomorrow is Wednesday and I get to run a training. That will give me a break from the writing projects I’m working on and it also helps me to break up the day a little.
- After a day of seemingly continuous vomiting (yesterday), Milo and Cleo are both feeling much, much better today. We had a very active game of fetch several hours ago (yes, they both know to bring their toy back so I can throw it again).
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