It’s Monday (April 13, 2020)




Spring Break started on Friday but the kids’ teachers had two days of online learning before that, so there was minimal school work on Wednesday and Thursday. The teachers instead encouraged the kids to read more, do those online educational websites that are everywhere (among others, Dreambox, Zearn, Freckle, Think Central, Mystery Science).

We also worked on getting plenty of exercise – it was nice weather, scootering and playing in the backyard, working on weeding the yard, walks around the neighbourhood. We also started doing some GoNoodle. Yes, another app but I like their short videos with exercise, mindfulness, dance parties and more.

We’ll of course been on a stay home Spring Break although I’m not sure how exactly to occupy these kids all day. There will definitely be screen time and video game time but also we will do some drawing, lots of reading, and lots of playing in the backyard.

Some stuff we ate last week. We tried out a new-to-us fusion food, Indian-style pizza. We ordered a tikka paneer pizza and also a regular meat pizza for the kids. I really enjoyed the garlicky sauce and the paneer cheese. It had a little bit too much onions for me though but yay all that cilantro!

Takeout from our favorite Pakistani restaurant.


An attempt at aglio olio but with shrimps and scallops and asparagus.

Working on a new shawl while watching The Good Fight.





Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know – Samira Ahmed

Hungry Hearts – Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond (eds)


The Good Fight.

I’ve been wanting to watch this for a while now but we don’t have regular TV and just do Netflix and Amazon. The husband said that CBS was offering a one-month free trial and he wanted to check out Picard. And I discovered that The Good Fight is on CBS. Hooray!


There’s Something about Sweetie – should be done soon!



A homemade hot cross bun for breakfast


Tea with milk


Today I’ll be getting my first order with this local online Asian grocer. It’s a produce box with mostly organic vegetables and fruits, also milk. So not quite sure what I’ll be making with those items yet. But today I’m cooking hamachi Kama or grilled yellowtail collar with rice and vegetables.

Last week:

I read:

Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
Scott Pilgrim vol 4 – Bryan Lee O’Malley
Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram

I posted:

Lunches are hard #WeekendCooking

Library Loot (April 8 to 14)

Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


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