Synaptic Ellipsis

Despite all the computations, you could just dance to that rock 'n' roll station…

April 24, 2020
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Quarantine Project: 4/20/20

Mouse Burial

We awoke Monday morning and proceeded downstairs to find a deceased rodent displayed for us in the living room. Thankfully the perpetrator/defender did not bring it upstairs as tribute. (We don’t know for sure if it was Peaches, but the other cat is a fluff ball so it probably was.)

I placed the dead mouse in a Gaby et Jules box and labeled it very visibly, because a mouse in a macaron box is not a practical joke that I’d play on someone while in quarantine. Later, we buried the mouse in the backyard and recycled the box.

April 19, 2020
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Quarantine Project: 4/19/20

Jump Start

Today we attempted to jump start Scott’s Forester, which has been sitting in front of our house for a month. Unfortunately, the battery is all dead, not just mostly dead. It’s 6 years old, and we’d had a little trouble with it right before the quarantine started, so this is not surprising. Oh well, it’s not like we need to go anywhere! (I ordered a new battery anyway.)

April 18, 2020
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Quarantine Blog: 4/18/20

Berry Baked Oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix the following ingredients together:

  • 1/2 c. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c. Milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3 c. Rolled Oats

Once the above ingredients are mixed, add the ingredients below and mix once more:

  • 1 c. Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 c. Frozen Raspberries
  • 1/2 c. Raisins

Spray an 8×8″ pan with vegetable oil and pour in the mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon on the top.

Cover and let sit overnight, or bake right away if needed.

Bake at 350 F for 35-45 minutes or until no longer giggly in the center.

April 17, 2020
by emily
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Quarantine Project: 4/16/20

Raggmunk (Swedish Potato Pancake)

I finished reading a book about Lagom, and there was a recipe for Raggmunk on page 248, so I tried it. We don’t have any Lingonberry jam so we used Black Raspberry. Note the 1:1 ratio of jam to pancake in the photo.

April 15, 2020
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Quarantine Project: 4/13/20

Box Blanket Bungalow

The novelty of the chair fort had worn out, and we had an abundance of carboard boxes around, so we built a new fort after thoroughly sweeping and cleaning the floor. Really the kiddo built it while I “supervised”. Later, while I was working, Scott helped reinforce the boxes with a lot of painter’s tape.

April 5, 2020
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Quarantine Project: 4/4/20:

No-sew bandanna face mask

Today we made face masks out of bandannas and coffee filters. I kind of wish I lived in an ant country like Finland right now instead of one that is being run by an arrogant narcissist grasshopper. Sigh.

CDC Cloth Face Mask Recommendation & DIY Instructions

Scott wore his to the grocery store and reported that most of the younger people were wearing masks, but older people, such as those who should have been there during senior hours, were in “DGAF Mode”. I think we’re going to be here for a while. Heavy sigh.

I am thankful for deliveries today from East End Brewing and Liberty Pole Spirits. We’ll get through this.