Limit travel

Sunday, March 22, 2020


A loop through Spring Grove

Saturday, March 21, 2020

There were reports that our governor would issue a “Stay at Home” order in the next few days. Not knowing what we were in store for, Casey and I popped into Spring Grove to check out some of the spring blossoms.

See you soon

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tornado Warning

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Casey, sheltering in basement during tornado drill

Not exactly what we wanted to be doing at 9:40pm on a Thursday night. But when the sirens go off, you shelter.

(Yup, that very same siren I snapped two days prior.)


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mt Echo Park

The siren

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

No parades or green beer this St. Patrick’s Day. Took a walk around the neighborhood. Awkwardly zigged and looped around other pedestrians. Thought it’d be fun to send up the drone and see some details on this siren. It goes off every Wednesday at noon to test the components. And again whenever there’s a tornado.

Oh, those metal structures on the ground? They’re building a bus hub in Northside.

Pneumatic tubes

Monday, March 16, 2020

Remote teller at a bank

Green lentil spaghetti

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A friend tweeted, what’s the last thing you’d eat in your pantry and when I went to look, I was appalled at how unorganized it was.

So I organized it.

I feel so very lucky that I have a pantry that could carry me for a while. I’ve been slowly building up shelf stable items over the past few weeks and starting to fill up the freezer with additional goods.

As for what is the last thing I will eat? The green lentil spaghetti (not in view),

Breakfast casserole

Saturday, March 14, 2020

introduction to family cookbook handwritten

My mom made cookbooks for us one Christmas, filled with lots of family recipes. My brother Robert picked up the torch in 2019 and shared a whole set of additional recipes… Including this breakfast casserole that is SO WORTH making the night before.


  • Butter
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 5 eggs ( I used like, 10 )
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups half  & half (don’t tell my trainer)
  • 5 oz. grated cheddar cheese (oz = the right amount of coverage)


  • Cut crust from bread, butter both sides and cut into cubes
  • Place in bottom of casserole pan
  • Sauté and drain sausage and crumble over bread
  • Beat eggs, mix in half & half and salt, pepper
  • Pour over bread and sausage
  • Sprinkle cheese on top
  • Let set overnight in fridge
  • Back 400 degress for 45-50 minutes

This breakfast casserole was from Ma-Maw (Lorena Barbour, and she preferred if you called her Grandmother).

And it is great anytime, even dinner.

I don’t think I have a photo of the finished casserole. It was delicious though. For many days.

(And I really am not a fan of leftovers.)

I’m learning to accept.

The aisle where the toilet paper used to be

Friday, March 13, 2020