Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Just Me, Being Negative

I still have no sense of smell, and that pesky neck lump is still there,  but my Covid-19 test was NEGATIVE and I am finally starting to feel better.  Jack bet me $2 that the test would be positive for covid so I am not only feeling better but I am also $2 richer!   As I told him, it serves him right for betting against me!

I cooked for the first time in two and a half weeks today, a test recipe that called for making a Parisian style cheese gnocchi with arugula, which I had never even heard of.  It took a long time to do, taking lots of breaks because my stamina is still iffy,  and I was swearing that I would never do it again but it was, in fact, delicious, so I am putting it on my 'special occasion' list and will plan to make the gnocchi ahead of time the next time I want to serve it.  The test recipe called for the addition of kalamati olives, which I had right next to me, mise en place, and forgot to add.  We loved it anyway.  The recipe said it would serve four and we barely left a crumb.

I also got some bits of sewing done, not much but it was the first time at the sewing machine in those same two and a half weeks.  I made a couple of rainbow blocks from last month and this, and a small change purse to put in with my "secret Santa" gift for February's "love stroll" theme.  So clearly, although I still tire quickly, I do not have Covid and I am on the mend.  It feels good.


Julierose said...

Pleased to hear you don't have covid--phew--plus two bucks richer ;)))
Cute little heart take care and rest up hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...

Well, I’m glad your test was negative, but I’m sorry you’re still not feeling well. Your dinner looks delicious! Mike was sick for about a month when we got home from last year’s trip. We were sure he had COVID...except, neither Matthew nor I got it...and then several months later when testing became available, he tested negative too. Hard to know what to think and I wonder if the tests are completely reliable.

Marie Louise said...

i hope you feel better by now and that you are not suffering from the terrible winterweather which has the US in its grip, it seems.
Love the quiltblocks.