#WDIIA – Thursday, April 2, 2020

New month, new photo. Can you believe the calendar finally rolled around to April? That was absolutely the longest March ever!


Yesterday, I finally got it together and baked a loaf of bread. I have not made yeast bread in oh, 30 years or so. I remembered a lot going through the process. I think the first proof could have been longer. It rose reasonably well and it tastes great so I am happy. I only have white flour, but times are tough. We use what we can get. I tried to get more flour and yeast, but so far no luck. I have enough to make another two loaves or so.

This week we placed our first grocery order to be picked up. All our grocery chains are so booked I could not get a time slot for pickup. I finally figured out the algorithm for Walmart, so I managed to get an order placed and a time slot scheduled. They will bring it out to the car, so we do not need to go in the store at all. Such a relief.

I’m not watching a lot of news, but hubby is telling me they now think it may have helped if we had all worn masks because of how they are learning this COVID-19 spreads. Of course, with the shortages, I do not know what that would have done to our healthcare providers. I do not know how they find the strength to get up and go to work every day. So many heroes in our current world.

Florida finally went on a 30 day stay at home order. I am so relieved for my family and friends that live there. So relieved.

On another note, I took lots of photos of our spring flowers yesterday. I will post a few below. Three of my newly planted sunflowers 🌻 are coming up, and I have pea shoots poking through the ground along with a few stalks of asparagus. Last night for dinner we had a large garden salad. Sadly, it was the last of our lettuce from last fall. It was a nice refreshing meal, though.

It’s another cool and sunny day outside. I am going to fix a brunch for us, then head outside to enjoy some sunshine.

How are you keeping track of your days? I hope things are well in your world.






20 thoughts on “#WDIIA – Thursday, April 2, 2020”

  1. Your bread looks great, and the flowers lovely. I still go to the supermarket on a Monday, the start of any week for me. After that, the days fly by as normal, and it’s already Friday tomorrow. Life under virus lockdown is little different for this old guy and his dog in Beetley. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Beautiful flower photos. I like how you’re attempting to make bread. I haven’t baked yeast bread in 30 years either, so I’m living vicariously through you. We’re scheduled to pick up our first grocery order placed online this weekend. Not thrilled about it, but that’s the way it is now.

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    1. Thanks, Ally. The flowers lift my spirit. It does seem safer here to just pick up groceries. I truly loved baking the bread, however, I cannot get yeast or flour now. The times they are a changin’…

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  3. Nice looking loaf, Maggie. I’ve not had to make my own bread yet as, so far, it has been available. The flowers are beautiful. It has been cold and blustery here today but bright. I actually found March went by really fast! Stay well.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I may not make much more, because flour and yeast have become difficult to find. I love looking at the flowers and getting some gardening done. It makes things seem somewhat normal.

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  4. The shortage of flour and yeast is amazing. I can’t believe that everyone is actually baking, but they must at least contemplate baking. Loved the flowers. They are still a month off for us here. As for the masks, I wish they had been honest in the beginning.

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    1. Honesty would have been hard to believe how rare that seems to be these days. The flours keep me grounded. Life goes on. Maybe not as we knew it, but nature doesn’t stop. I might try to make a sourdough starter. I just need to find flour.


  5. Your bread and flowers look amazing. Well done you getting a click and collect at Walmart, we cannot get home delivery not click and collect slots for love nor money. Stay safe be well.💜

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    1. Willow, the only way I can get the slot (at Walmart at least) is to be up and ready with a list complete at midnight when the new slots open up. I am hoping to make more bread today. I am enjoying the process quite a bit. The spring flowers keep me grounded I must say.


      1. Yes it’s the same with slots here but we can’t get them at all. Nature is wonderful and keeps an eye on us all.🌈🌈💜🌈🌈


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