My View From The Couch

Ignore the dust.

Normally I write my post in the evening but I’ve had a headache the last couple of days. My sleep is off again too. I’m not sure if I’ve reached my stress limit or my sitting on the couch limit.

I’ve got some caffeine (Pepsi this morning instead of iced coffee- I’m cutting back on caffeine) and a big pot of water boiling on the stove hoping that some moisture in the air will help.

So what is the view like where you’re sitting? How are you getting through?

Today I have some recipes for you. Bon Appétit magazine has a collection of recipes for cooking in the time of Coronavirus. It’s a great time to try some new recipes. I’m looking through those 5 ingredient or less ones to speed up my cooking time and get me back to knitting.

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15 Responses to My View From The Couch

  1. I’m pottering about, doing bits and bobs. A bit of weeding here, a bit of ironing there. My knitting mojo is a bit battered at the moment. I try to sit outside in the (rare) sunshine for 20 minutes or so each day, and the cat joins me. Doing some stretches each morning to try and reduce the stiffness in various joints. Trying not to look at the news too much each day – too depressing. I think we must be a bit anti-social because we’re both loving the time at home!

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    I am rotating between projects, reading, and playing the piano. Everything is still in 20-30 minute chunks with hand stretches in between, but the schedule does keep me moving though the day. Are you guys still allowed outside? I am thankful for the long walks I can take. Today I think I will try to start doing some daily yoga again, I think the stretching is relaxing.

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  3. So sorry about your headache and sleep issues – those are two things that really affect everything! I hope you are able to sleep again, and soon, and that your headache goes away as well. My days are mostly the same, except no commute. I am able to work from home, which takes up most of the day. Evenings are mostly the same as well – a little exercise, knitting and TV or a movie. Hang in there! This will get better 🙂

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  4. ReginaMary says:

    Dust? What dust! My cactus is starting to bloom!!

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  5. knittingjane says:

    Take care of yourself. I am still working with increased hours due to staff illness and social isolating. Feel a bit shell-shocked and can only handle simple repetition when knitting ❤

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  6. N says:

    I have had a headache too. It’s probably from the lack of sun exposure in the past few days, I have no idea if this is scientifically correct haha. I am taking online courses to keep challenging myself.
    I need to stretch and move more though.

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  7. I have also been struggling to sleep it sucks. Sorry to hear that your body is complaining about all the stress, I hope that you feel better soon.

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  8. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well – It’s definitely challenging times right now. I love Bon Apetit! Do you watch their YouTube videos? I’m making Gabi’s chicken empanadas this afternoon.

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  9. Olivia says:

    If only I could cook, my kitchen is in the middle of a renovation. They are tiling the floor as we speak it takes days. My new kitchen is my bathroom sink, my dining room table cluttered with various items of food and dishware and cutlery, several plug-in appliances (toaster, hot water pot, coffee grinder), I have the microwave out in the screened in porch and the husband has his coffee maker in his bathroom on the floor. There is plastic taped up to block me off from the kitchen and keep down the dust as well as any virus the workers may be carrying. My life has been reduced to one small room, The TV with all the dire predictions and horrible death counts, and I have one small ball of yarn which I have made into a baby sweater and I am currently working on a hat. The rest of my yarn is in the basement from which I am cut off. Luckily we live in a country club that has takeoutAnd I ordered several days worth of dinners and put them in our tiny garage refrigerator. My husband is driving me crazy as he keeps working all over the state doing building and real estate. Seriously who buys houses during all of this crisis? We are all adjusting to stores delivering to our cars through barely opened windows, even the vet did this for us as the puppies needed their shots. The frightening thing is that it doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight. So yeah, I’m not doing too well.

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    • I’m sorry your home isn’t a sanctuary:( I think that is the only thing getting us through.
      Your kitchen will be wonderful once it’s done.

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      • Olivia says:

        It’s getting done in stages, first the stove, cupboards, pantry area. It takes a village, however. First box up everything, next tear down wall, next put up new wall, next tear up old wood flooring, next tile for small bathroom, then wait for tile for main kitchen, hall, laundry room. Next wait for tile guy. Next coronal virus hits we have to plastic off room for safety. Next one small wall needs removing (someone goofed), tile takes 3 days skip weekend day. Next tile guy must grout but didn’t pick up grout so another day lost. My dining room table currently has odd food & small appliance items. Breakfast table is now eating spot. Next after tile wait for grout to dry 2 days. Then carpenter back to wall board new wall, next he returns with 2 lower cabinets. Oh and hooks
        back up washer/dryer. It’s insane. All the while each thing done by a different person & im freaking out over if they are Virus carriers. Yep, losing mind…

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  10. Stefanie says:

    I have a usual view from the couch too but right now it’s from the dining room chair at the end of the yard tha tis quiet with newly mowed, weedy grass and grey skies.

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