It's time, once again, to . . .
As usual, on Mondays I share a bit of this and a little of that. Things I discovered over the weekend.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
--- Joseph Campbell
Stunning forsythia, isn't it? Sadly, it's not in my garden! (But I do get to walk past it every day.)
We're living in amazing times, my friends.
We're all part of history-in-the-making. With ring-side seats.
Now is the perfect time . . . to create a Pandemic Journal! As a life-long journaler, this was kind of a no-brainer for me (and someday soon I'll tell you more about my own Pandemic Journal), but if you hadn't thought of doing this yet, maybe this article will inspire you to give it a try. As you'll read in the article, a Pandemic Journal doesn't have to be fancy or formal -- just some easy, low-key way for you to document what's going on for you in these very strange times. (Future You will be so glad you did!)
Are you keeping a Pandemic Journal? I'd love to hear about it!
We're all missing something these days, aren't we? Me? I miss the gym. My sister? She's missing live performance. And especially musicals and plays. Lucky for her (and maybe for you, too), I found this list of streaming theater in the New York Times over the weekend. Click in to see what's streaming online. Classic stage productions, new shows, Broadway extravaganzas -- there's something for everyone! (And the seats are comfy, too.)
Cooking at home. Pretty much . . . it's our only option these days. I consider myself lucky right now because I actually love to cook, and I have a fairly well-stocked pantry. My biggest frustration comes from not always having quite the ingredients I want. I've gotten pretty good at just winging it (generally), but I found this comprehensive article about substitutions to be really helpful. Maybe it will help you, too. (Again, this article is from the New York Times. They have an amazing cooking section -- and have expanded access to many recipes in their index during the pandemic.)
And now, a message from CoronaLisa:
Worried about disinfecting your groceries? Do read this article from NPR about what you SHOULD be worried about at the grocery store. (And it's NOT disinfecting your groceries when you get home.) This is good, practical advice for safe grocery shopping during the pandemic.
Mary has decided why wait for summer . . . and created Stay-At-Home Book Bingo this year. Visit Mary to learn the rules of this special-edition round of Book Bing and create your own bingo card. Come on along for this fun stay-at-home diversion!
And, finally, from the Look for Joy department:
A visit to Longwood Gardens is on my lifetime bucket list of things I want to do. I won't be getting there for an in-person walk through their gardens anytime soon . . . but I can make virtual visits to their gardens right now! Click in -- for short but stunning "walks," and see spring emerging at Longwood Gardens whenever you need a break from your day.
That's it for this Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start. Be well!