Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 21

Hello world! I took a break from blogging last week. I just couldn’t bring myself to write for some reason so I took it as a sign that I needed a brain break.

Our garden has finally exploded. I’m harvesting several cucumber a week and I finally was able to harvest a few of our larger tomatoes. I wasn’t sure what this specific species was supposed to look like when ripe so unfortunately they got a bit riper than I wanted and began to crack open. They still tasted amazing though. Our two smaller tomato plants have bee producing really well, but since the fruit is so small they’ve become a pain in the butt to harvest. We have a second wave of patty pan squash growing but they are all still very little. I’m hoping in a couple weeks we will have those available to eat again.

I’ve been grilling quite a bit more recently. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by grilling on my own, but after giving a few tried I’ve finally built up some confidence with it. Grilled mushrooms with a garlic and dill marinade have been my go to. They are so delicious. I don’t know how I will ever eat mushrooms any other way again.

I put this side by side together last week, not really for the purposes of sharing, but to see how my body may have changed.  When you live in your own body everyday it can be a bit difficult to see the changes your creating. I usually find “progress shots” to be a bit cringe, but I was just really blown away at what a huge difference 11 pounds makes on me. Being 5 feet tall, I don’t really have much body to spread weight across. While 10 pounds isn’t very much weight in the grand scheme of things, it seems to have made a significant difference on my waist and stomach area. I want to put the warning out there that I do not place any of my self worth into what I weigh or how big/small I am. If you do I don’t recommend tracking your weight to making “progress photo” side by sides.

Over this past weekend I took on a project I had been procrastinating for a while – decluttering and reorganizing my shoes. This one project then turned into also decluttering and reorganizing my jeans and sweaters as well. I ended up pulling 1 pair of jeans, 1 sweater, and 3 pairs of shoes to sell, as well as 3 pairs of shoes to donate. Every shelf was cleaned and dusted, I made sure all my jeans fit, and I put my sweaters into color order. I’m not sure why, but few things make me feel as refreshed as a good closet reorg.

My thoughts in summary on this week:
1. I don’t want summer to be over, but the humidity could buzz off.
2. Green beans from the farmers market have definitely been my favorite thing to buy week over week.
3. I was really nice to take a break from writing. I know that you become a better writer from writing more, but I only have so much creative juice swirling around my brain while stuck in my house day over day.
4. I have been procrastinating steaming and posting more clothes to Poshmark for month. I’m hoping to push myself over that hump in this next week.