Weekend Stress-Baking/Stress-Eating report:
Two loaves of oatmeal bread
Six more pizza dough balls, for freezing
Two no-knead sourdough loaves, to accompany this cheesy white bean-tomato bake, aka Apocalypse Dining At Its Finest
We also ordered a no-contact delivery of Indian food and bought some homemade pasta and short rib ragu from a local restaurant that was selling whatever they had left out on their patio for a few hours on Friday. They also had plenty of wine, so we bought some of that too.
All non-essential businesses have been ordered to close in less than an hour from now. Thankfully, liquor stores have been deemed essential, so there's no reason to panic. Yet.
Tonight's dinner: Beyond Burgers, which are my kids' new favorite thing. They're sold in packages of two and I typically make six burgers total, but Safeway had zero packages and Target had exactly five packages. I put three packages in my shopping basket but then my reptilian brain made me grab the last two, just in case these were the very last Beyond Burgers on earth, or maybe just as payback over the whole toilet paper hoarding thing.
(I found a surprise four-pack of toilet paper hidden in the back of a bathroom cabinet yesterday, though. It's like the global pandemic equivalent of finding a $20 bill in your coat pocket!)
I got on the scale this morning for the first time in awhile and somehow I'm down 15 pounds. Can you be so stressed out that sitting on the couch reading CNN alerts counts as cardio?
Week One Homeschooling Report:
Ha. Ha ha. Ha hahahahahahaha.
Ezra and Ike are enjoying the daily modules of free content from Scholastic. (Noah does them too, but the word "enjoy" is not really applicable there.) Ezra downloaded Duolingo and is diligently spending 20 minutes a day learning French, because Ezra gonna Ezra. Ike and I work on a few activities from this book every morning and read a chapter of Percy Jackson at bedtime. (Amazon managed to fulfill our order of these reading guide strips, which Ike says are super helpful.)
We're also creating an art gallery for my mom's fridge, and have learned important life lessons like, how to change your own bed sheets and properly scrub a toilet.
Music lessons moved to Zoom over the weekend, while Ezra keeps practicing the music for his school concert, which technically isn't officially cancelled just yet.
Noah, on the other hand, is still practicing a piece for an upcoming all-state solo festival, which is officially cancelled but I guess they forgot to tell people because I only found out after Googling it just now.
I can't stop thinking about all the extra reading support Ike should be getting right now. I can't stop thinking about Noah's IEP meeting that got cancelled last week, the one where we were supposed to meet with his high school's team and work on his class schedule and transition plan. I know I need to stop thinking about it. Maybe I should make some popsicles.
I overheard Jason joke on a conference call that we're not trying to be super-perfect parents with super-ambitious homeschooling plans over here. "We're keeping them alive. That's good enough for now."
Yep. That'll do just fine for now.