Feeling a bit grouchy this morning. I’m pondering if we’re going to need a new home improvement project after all this ends. The project where we widen the doors so I can fit through them. SIGH.
More on my baking “adventures” in a moment. First, let’s look at the virus numbers…
Numbers and COVID-19 Info for our area
Found some info from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Total cases statewide: 7,303
Total deaths: 314
Something I’ve not seen before on other sites, total tested: (approx): 77,037
And moving the numbers closer to home… cases for Kansas City: 508/16 deaths
Our local county: 309/9 deaths
Then, switching maps to zero in our local zip code: 22 cases (a glimmer of hope here since that number hasn’t changed from last Friday and I noticed the same thing with zip codes near us)
What We’re Listening To And Watching Lately
I listened to video hits of the 80’s one day. Enjoyed that. Working my way through the Swedish films corresponding to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo book series.
And I watched the season finale of Prodigal Son on Monday evening. WOW. I think I had my mouth hanging open for about 3-4 minutes after the final scene. They better renew it! If you’re looking for a good murder/mystery type show that ties up each time yet also has an overreaching plot, it’s on Hulu.
Random Thoughts And Tidbits From This Week
Wondering what that mess pictured above is supposed to be? Monkey bread. It’s supposed to be monkey bread. I was using up some frozen biscuits from Christmas (my husband didn’t like them so they’d been lingering in the freezer). Sometimes, I make beautiful brunch spreads and sometimes, breakfast looks like this mess:
The cookies disappeared before I could take a photo! They made good use of some leftover sour cream set to expire on Cuarto de Mayo (of all days). Sour cream softies were one of my late father’s favorites and I always remember my mom making them at Christmas time.
Whiteman Air Force Base did a flyover to salute our health care workers and J watched it with me from the front porch. We were lucky enough to be in the flight path.
Finally, our area is still under stay at home orders until May 15. Other areas near us plan to open up on May 4 (the state’s official date). No idea how it will work.
G thinks it’s all much too soon and has a bit of anxiety about it. I think we all have a bit of that anxiety though I’m certainly ready to be able to go somewhere other than the grocery store!
How are you coping with the uncertainties this week? Is your area opening back up anytime soon?