Weekend open thread: What is happening where you are?
States are opening up, but many people aren't going anywhere, it appears -- or maybe they are.
Here in New York City, the streets are still pretty quiet, most everyone is wearing masks outside, and some businesses in my neighborhood that closed completely — ones deemed essential, like groceries — are opening up. A few restaurants that had closed are now open for take out. Some parks now have to be monitored because they’re narrow and too many people are too close.
But that’s it, as New York’s shut down won’t end until at least mid-month in parts of the state, and likely far later for New York City. What is happening where you are?
Also, what are you doing yourself, including to pass the time this weekend if you’re staying in. I just made carrot bread with raisins. Turned out great. I’ll weigh in later and over the weekend in this thread.
Also, I promised the gnocchi recipe I talked about on my SiriusXM show and said I’d just put it in a post. Here it is, as posted on Twitter. (And also, for those who don’t subscribe to SiriusXM it’s free online or via the app through May 31, so try it out by clicking through.)
So this morning I got up early, walked the dog. It was cold in New York City for May -- in the 30s.
But maybe better as it kept people in. I went to the West Side Market. I've been getting groceries delivered, haven't gone out to the store in a while. I buy fruits and vegetables from the stand on the corner -- that man is a hero to the neighborhood, out there every day. But I figured it was early, the market would be slow. And it was, which was good, very few people and everyone practicing social distancing. The staff were terrific too. Everyone was in masks and respecting one another.
Came home, baked a carrot bread loaf with raisins. It was amazing. I got the recipe online (below), but switched out the walnuts for raisins. David doesn't like walnuts.
Then I exercised a bit and re-organized my work/broadcast space. I should take a photo of it. Amazing we can do the show from home, and I'm so glad.
Then I began writing a piece which I'll probably post tomorrow. Tonight we'll watch TV. We've been watching The Politician -- I know, we're late to it.
I’m in Tucson and it’s been business as usual here except you have to do delivery or curbside pickup for restaurants! People still not social distancing and not wearing masks but we’re a state run by repugnant govenor Doug “Douchey” Ducey and he’s towing the dear leaders party line. McSally who will not be elected in November (I say that because she didn’t win her seat so no re-election for her) was at the hospital my husband works at yesterday and she was “touring” the covid floors. He had to leave before he got fired by yelling obscenities her way! This whole state is bat crap crazy and thankfully tucson is a little more progressive than the rest of the state. Thanks for your voice during this time! Love listening everyday!