Blurt!Sben

I’ve started writing my long walk journal, a mere three years later. I’m averaging about one day written up per day I spend writing, but I’m not writing every day, so I don’t expect it to be done before, oh, the end of summer or so.

Apr 8, 2020, 10:19pm

Last night, I helped Meghan make a face mask for me. I’m still not cleared for sewing machine duty.

Apr 7, 2020, 7:42pm

Tonight’s other kitchen victory: Meghan made herself and me each a mezzo e mezzo (“half and half”): half bourbon, half Amaro Amarino from local Letterpress Distilling. (They ship, or deliver locally.) (Thanks for the tip, Amy.)

Apr 7, 2020, 7:41pm

Tonight’s kitchen victory: risotto that the bambina liked.

Apr 7, 2020, 7:35pm

Tried to sew a cloth face mask, but my sewing was bad when I last tried about 35 years ago, and I’ve never used a sewing machine before. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Apr 5, 2020, 11:04pm

Finally writing up my long walk (three years ago now!). Good memories.

Apr 5, 2020, 10:56pm

Did some yardening with Meghan.

Apr 5, 2020, 3:25pm

Yesterday’s kitchen victory: killing that damn fruit fly.

Mar 30, 2020, 3:34pm

More anxiety dreams about disease. I don’t feel like I’m too stressed overall, but at the very least my dreams are blowing off some steam.

Mar 30, 2020, 8:32am

Tonight’s kitchen victory: gougères with pancetta and sage.

Mar 27, 2020, 7:40pm

The dude seems to be fully recovered, by the way.

Mar 22, 2020, 3:02pm

Took an hour-and-a-half walk yesterday past the quarantine/recovery structures they’re building on the soccer fields, and an hour walk today past the kids’ next-year schools.

Mar 22, 2020, 3:00pm (edited)

Look, I know we’re in the middle of a shitty self-inflicted apocalypse, but it was a minor revelation today when I realized how many fewer airplanes were flying over our house.

Mar 20, 2020, 10:31pm

Just got the grocery delivery, and apparently we’re hoarding unsalted butter. Note this for when you find our obese corpses after the apocalypse.

Mar 19, 2020, 5:03pm