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Take it Away

I like cooking, always have, and I’ve had plenty of time to cook in lockdown. However, not today.

I worked 8am-4pm, my daughter worked 1pm-7pm and my husband worked 7am-7pm.  As I had to pick my daughter up from work, it meant that I wouldn’t be home till 7:30, and cooking at that time is a bit late. I usually do though, because the family needs to be fed.  But a couple of weeks ago, we found out that our local Chinese take away is back open, and my daughter asked yesterday if we could have one. So tonight, we did.

This is the first family take away we’ve had since lock down.  My daughter did order chicken wings from Dominos once, but my hubby wasn’t around for that.

That means in 12 weeks we’ve only had two non-home cooked meals, and I’m pleased with that.

When lock down started and the drivethrus closed (notably McDs and KFC) we were hankering for them, but after about eight or nine weeks, we stopped wanting them.  We’ve actually got to the point of preferring home made burgers, because we know exactly what’s in it, it’s all fresh and tasty. And while I haven’t done any fried chicken, I have done some lovely hot chicken salads.

It has shown that actually I can cook a great meal in as much time or less than it takes to go get a take away, and that’s a way I’d rather go.

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What a day.

Got up about 08:30 and since it was sunny I put yesterdays load of washing on the line. Then I came in and started the next load of washing. Then I remembered to take the tablets. Actually, on that front, don’t think I’ve mentioned, I’ve added a spoonful of linseeds to my morning routine, it helps with digestion, been doing that a week now, it’s working.

Anyway, while the washing was on, I worked more on my manuscript, then, sent it off to my structural editor.  A month from now I should know if it’s any good.

Next load of washing on, I put a load of bedding plants in pots in the back garden. Carnations, Sweet Williams and Geraniums, but mostly Pansies, large and small flowers.  What I couldn’t get into the pots in the back, I put in the front flower bed I dug the other day.

After that, a trip to Tesco for the weekly shop and a total floor show of a stupid woman thinking that just because she had some kind of letter (I was too far away to hear details) she could go around the shop with her mother when Tesco policy is one person at a time.  The Tesco girl did really well, then letter-woman storms off demanding that the woman make sure everyone else does the same. I looked down the line – no other couples.

Then home, shopping away, cooking dinner (homemade pizza and garlic bread). More dealing with the washing, including having to finish a lot of it off in tumble dryer – it’s sunny outside, but so cold the washing just isn’t drying properly. 

Also today heard of the death of the first person I know personally dying of coronavirus.

Physically a good day, but worries continue.

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