Teacher’s Day Out was embossed card making at the library. I made 3 cards and it was fun, Jack and I got an ice cream afterward.
Tuesday was Central City opera at St. John’s. They sang a bunch of songs from operas that we had never heard, so that was nice. Grace doodled an octopus while they sang. We did SAME cafe’ for lunch then went to Sherry’s Soda Shoppe to check them out on their grand opening. They have the best chocolate malt!
I took Jack on a walk and some flowers were popping up.
Wednesday Grace, Jack and I went to the Audubon trail to hike.
Thursday Jack went to daycare while Grace and I went to see SpongeBob the musical. It was so good, it was funny, cute, toe-tapping, amazing, had a good message, the singing and music were incredible and we were so lucky to get to see it because a few days later all venues shut down due to the Covid-19 virus scare.
Thursday was also Jack’s 2nd birthday. He got a cactus toy (which he destroyed in a few hours), a take out box with 2 dumplings (which he destroyed in a day) and a tree with 3 squirrels in it (we’re down to 2 squirrels.) He had a birthday cookie and got lots of loving.
Friday was my balloon science co-op. We had fun learning about: Pressure diffusion – thumb tack bed of nails, Air pressure – straw balloon racer, Air pressure/vacuum – balloon water fountain, Air pressure/friction – hovercraft CD’s, Polymers – skewer through a balloon, Static electricity – positive and negative charges to pick up tissue paper, Centripetal force – penny spinning, Chemical reactions/gas – balloon inflator baking soda, vinegar, Chemical reaction/dissolving -, Orange peel pop, limonene hydrocarbon, rubber hydrocarbon, non polar so they dissolve each other.
Friday was also the 9th anniversary of Grace being in the hospital. I’m a bit worried about this whole virus thing, it makes me feel a bit better that most young people are not getting it, or at least not having symptoms. Her lungs are better, but it doesn’t take much to push them into freak out mode.
Saturday I cleaned the bathrooms, vaccummed, cleaned the kitchen, basement and did laundry. James and I went to crazy lady’s coffee for affogato, then to the library to get books.
Most libraries are closed, ours is still open. It was Englewood Grand’s 4th anniversary, so we hopped over there with Bethany (she’s in for Spring break and due to the virus, Mesa is going on-line, so her break got extended.)
It was also 3/14, so I made a Pi pie.
Sunday church was on-line because all meeting spaces that could hold 50 or more people were told to close. Denver also closed all restaurants and bars (eat-in.) The grocery store is empty and instead of a meal plan then shopping I went to the store without a plan and just grabbed what I could and made a plan in my head.
LAPOMPE decided to throw a FB cereal and jazz party – it was great. I hope they keep doing it on Sundays. You can find it here.
After lunch we took Jack for a walk and to the dog park. Lots of people were out, it was a nice sunny day and well, if you can’t go anywhere at least you can go outside.
Grace spent some time working on a drawing, then a digital version.
I wanted to go to Starbucks, but the indoor seating was closed. Sunset.
The week – lazy school (Spring break is next week), Kindness Krewe, St.Patty’s day, braces, antique store browsing, park day, hike, weekend hiking I guess.
Dinners this week starting tomorrow – Lost Cajun, hamburgers with roasted potatoes, meatball masala with tumeric rice, corned beef and cabbage, tacos and cilantro rice, blackened chicken with turnips and parsnips, shrimp scampi over spaghetti, sausage with elote corn.
Elote Street Corn off the Cob
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 ears of corn, shucked and kernels removed (about 3-4 cups depending on how large your corn is)
2 tablespoons mayo
3 ounces cotija cheese, freshly grated or crumbled
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 green onion stalk, finely chopped
Handful of freshly of chopped parsley or cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat then add the corn kernels. Spread in an even layer and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until exterior is charred/browned, stirring frequently. Be careful of the popping action of the heated kernels!
Once charred/browned, place into a large bowl then mix in mayo, cotija, paprika, green onion, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Mix to combine then divide evenly and serve!