Sheltering in Place – A Diary of Virusapocalypse: Day Seventeen

04/5/2020

It was another warm, breezy day here in the Coachella Valley. Admittedly, I slept in later than usual after staying up until 1:30 am the night before. I will also admit to having not one but two edibles before I crawled in bed. As a long time sleep challenged person, I have found cannabis edibles to be just what I need for a good nights sleep. Wished these little gems had been legal in my working days when it was very common for me to lay in bed, wide awake but exhausted, my body desperately needing sleep but my brain unable to turn off. Not sure why I took the second one before I went to bed except I just didn’t want to think anymore. These were a new to me brand and I am here to tell you that I may have had a creepy dream and remember yelling NO to the person/thing that was pulling me under the bed. It’s hard to yell in your sleep but being an over achiever, I got out a really good NO… Wally confirmed that was so! Yelling woke me up and on the trip to the bathroom in those wee hours of the morning I also remember thinking I might have been a high as a kite. Only one gummie tonite…

So here is how day seventeen of our sheltering in place went:

  • Wally and I walked the resort but avoided the golf course today since my allergies have been relentless. I am so fortunate to be allergic to grass and palm tree pollen, go figure!
  • I didn’t take any new pictures today except one of our lunch so you are going to get some random picture that make me happy.
Sunset over the San Juan Islands

  • Shopped in the fridge and used the last of the rotisserie chicken to make a curried chicken salad for lunch. The recipe in the link is a good basic starter but I lightened the recipe by substituting non-fat greek yogurt, lemon juice and just a bit of light mayo for the heavy mayo and wine this recipe calls for. The curried chicken is served over a bed of lettuce. I also garnished with chopped cashews and a chiffonade of fresh basil.


  • We both puttered around outside. Wally worked on a few of his projects. Sunday is fertilizer day for all our new plants so I gave them their weekly dose of miracle grow. The only new plant that looks like hell is my had to have, Madagascar Palm. It looks terrible, like leafless spiny elephant trunks. It has new growth so I am hopeful but honestly don’t know if it needs more water, less water, a trip to the dump??? All of the leaves have fallen off and it doesn’t seem to like the wind…CRAPOLA…hoping it stops being such a prima donna and gets with the program.
It looked so beautiful back in January….

  • I used Instacart to arrange a Ralphs grocery store delivery for myself and Kristen on Wednesday and a Costco order for next Sunday. With my Paprika 3 App, menu planning and creating a shopping list for a week is a snap. Still on TP to be had here in the US…come on people really.
  • Had our cocktail on the patio…neighbors from across the golf course wandered over and we had a nice chat across the wall.

Killer bloodies with my gal pal Donna at Roche Harbor in 2017.

  • Wally fixed a five spice shrimp, broccoli and pepper stir fry served over rice ramen noodles. He is our stir fry chef…I just prepped the veggies and drank wine.
  • The fridge is full of possibilities but starting to thin out. I have a big burger craving and may make some hamburger buns tomorrow… we’ll see!
  • Worked on this blog post and sifted through photos to find a few that brought a smile to my face.
Hiking in Monterey Ca when freedom to travel was the norm.

Day seventeen was mellow And uneventful … we just stayed at home.

3 thoughts on “Sheltering in Place – A Diary of Virusapocalypse: Day Seventeen

  1. That gorgeous San Juan Island sunset….Wahhhh!!!! I was just browsing through some photos yesterday and scrolled across our many summers of adventures in the San Juan’s. I hope someday we’ll be able to get back there. We will, right? Yes, yes, we will! We will all get back up there!

    Meanwhile, I love your butterflies. And your Madagascar Palm looks good from here…I wouldn’t know it’s supposed to have more leaves. Maybe the threat of the dump will encourage it to behave, LOL.

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    • Yes, Yes, Yes…we will get back up there…maybe late summer boating will still happen!!! It’s cool enough there still that I wouldn’t want to be there on the boat but I am getting itchy feet to go SOMEWHERE. At least you have water around you now. I love the desert for the winter but hoping we aren’t here through May.
      The picture of Madagascar Palm was taken before it was planted in January… it now has only 2 dead leaves….wahhhh.

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