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Covid Nails

March 18, 2020, we found out we were about to have an approximately 2 week shut down due to Covid 19. So I went to get my nails done because I was already a week or so past due. Since I wear acrylic nails because my natural nails have been very brittle ever sich having very bad Hyperthyroid problems in the early 1990’s, I thought it best to get them taken care of.

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This polish changes color. in the above picture my hands are warm.

The following picture was taken on April 13, 2020, almost a month later. Our two week shut down was at about a month at this time.

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This picture is from about mid May. I had to take the handled toenail clippers and a strong file to them, because they were coming apart and causing a great deal of pain.

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Finally, our governor decided to allow salons to be open at 25% capacity, with precautions, on June 1, 2020. I was able to get an appointment on June 3.

Finally!

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Freezer Meal Prepping Our Way Through Covid 19

On April 11 2020 “The Artist and I put up 12 supper meals in the freezer!

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On that day we did recipes 1 – 6 in exactly 1 hour, 36 minutes and  3.29 seconds. Yes. I DID use the stopwatch function on my phone! Recipe #7 had to wait until after Easter Sunday dinner, because I needed the leftover ham for it. 

This is some of the prep work for some of the recipes:

And here’s one in the process, almost ready for the freezer:

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By the end of that 1 hour, 36 minutes and  3.29 seconds, we had THIS!

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On Sunday afternoon, my husband cut up 8 cups of ham, and “The Artist” cut up the onions, carrots and celery. With the 4 LBS of split peas I bought, we now have 2 packages in the freezer of the makings for Split Pea Soup, for a total of 14 meals ready to thaw and cook.Not reheat, cook from scratch.

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Until next time . . .

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Covid 19 “Stay at Home” Pantry Clean & Organize

I promised I’d show you the pantry fix this week, so here we go!

When I got started, my pantry was a disorganized mess. My kids just basically were shoving things in willy-nilly, which meant NOTHING was with whatever it should go with. By the time I was done, I dicovered we had several of a number of seasonings, for example.

Before:

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So, I went to the Dollar Tree and bought baskets. Just these. This is all that I used. $14.00 worth of baskets from Dollar Tree. The vines (also from Dollar Tree) are for another project in the kitchen.

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I made my kids help me pull every single thing out of the pantry. I totally forgot to take a picture of it all sitting on the kitchen table. I’m not tearing it back apart just for a picture.

But THIS is what it looks like after!

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How long it will stay this way, I have no idea. I already had to move some things back to where they belong after cereal was “put away” this morning.

In the meantime,

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What Are YOU Doing During Covid-19 Stay at Home Orders?

Today, I tackled some spots in my home. This is my Island and counter top. In my house I’m the only female, and live with a bunch of guys who never met a surface that they didn’t feel was perfect to be a dumping ground.

Kitchen counter before:

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Kitchen counter after:

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Kitchen island before:

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Kitchen island after:

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I will acknowledge that I put the purple flowers and the organizing baskets on the island. The flowers are now up on the very top of my upper cupboards:

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This is what I’ve gotten done so far. Next week, I’ll show you the before and after of my pantry, which is what I purchased the baskets for. (at the Dollar Tree!)

In the meantime . . .

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