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I leaned what my French or Irish ancestors must have known – how to forage. Pasta was in short supply – had to find that. Toilet paper was in short supply – had to find that.  Time to eat more fruits and vegetables which meant more recipes to learn.

More time indoors so Watched Downton Abbey and Grace and Frankie and later Bosch and I did washing.

More time mowing and growing and exterior painting.

I’ve always been a bit of a neat freak so being and remaining germ free was doable.

I’ve mostly been a rule follower so I wore my mask and gloves and still do in places where others are more comfortable when I do also.

So far I have been contagion free. Wish me continued food luck.







Profile photo of Kevin Driscoll Kevin Driscoll
(Mostly) Vegetarian, Politically Progressive, Daily Runner, Spiritual, Helpful, Friendly, Kind, Warm Hearted and Forgiving. Resident of Braintree MA.

Characterizations: right on!, well written


  1. I’ve been doing much the same as you, Kevin!

    In these 2-plus years, I’ve cooked and cleaned more than I have in the last 50 as I’m quick to remind my husband.

    So here’s to good luck to us all!

  2. Suzy says:

    A nice, succinct reflection on what the pandemic has meant for you. I pondered your last sentence for a while, and am now wondering whether you wanted us to wish you continued *good* luck rather than *food* luck.

  3. Laurie Levy says:

    Good luck. I’m with you and am disappointed that masks are no longer required for public transportation or indoor spaces. I’m still wearing mine. Also, good choices for TV distractions, projects, and spring cleaning.

  4. Marian says:

    We must have a foraging instinct, Kevin, and mine kicked in as well during this pandemic. This enforced domesticity has its good and bad points, but we all have learned a lot–for me, cooking!

  5. Betsy Pfau says:

    Sounds like you have survived, as have we all. Wishing you continued success as we enter the third year and deal with BA.2 and beyond.

  6. Dave Ventre says:

    I remember the joy of finding plentiful toilet paper in a small neighborhood market after having struck out in several of the big stores. Then I realized how sad that was. The first half of 2020 certainly qualified as “interesting times.”

  7. Yes! The joy of finding something the third place you looked for it (usually paper goods)! The “foraging instinct;” thanks for giving me a new way to think about it.

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