Burning Hours

Since we’ve had close to two months of this, whatever this is, I’ve had time to burn.

GARBAGE TV – A whole lot of YouTube, some Netflix, currently Married at First Sight. Which, I have some thoughts.*

COOKING – A neverending pot of rice. Beans. And greens. Here’s my recent favorite repeat recipe (ingredients only since I don’t measure too much):


  • Beans (red, black, cannellini, whatever you have) 1 lb dry (about) – cook it separately with a few bay leaves
  • Carrots 3 or 4, grated
  • Rough Blitzed together
    • Onion
    • Garlic
    • Mushrooms
    • Garlic
    • Jalapenos (leave the seeds)
  • Nutritional yeast 1/2 cup
  • Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce/liquid aminos, tomato sauce
  • Dry spices: Mustard powder, turmeric, oregano, basil, thyme, paprika, white and black pepper, salt

Add all the ingredients into the pot of cooked beans, including the bean water (but just make sure the bean liquid just covers the beans and it’s not soup. This is great over rice, toast, or just by itself.

SKIN CARE – Mostly, no skincare except lotion for my cryptkeeper hands. I haven’t been wearing daily sunscreen like I usually do on weekdays. I haven’t been leaving the house, what’s the point? BUT! I have been watching dermatology vids on YouTube and learning so much about skin care. Like apply moisturizer or really, a good occlusive (oils) right after a shower while wet. It will seal in the moisture in the skin, a little messily.

*MAFS Thoughts: Netflix only has Season 9 – North Carolina. The general premise is, three “experts” make four couple matches and they get married sight unseen. The first time they meet is at the alter. No name to Google, no photo, nada. If I had to give season 9’s four couples a TL;DR name, they would be: Virgin, WWJD, Drama, and Sport. I got sooo invested early on in Sport. They seemed so sweet, like they really wanted a home and family. So after the third episode, I looked up if they made it. And they didn’t! In fact, I think only WWJD and maybe Drama might still be together. I think what failed for Sport, that broke my heart a little, is one-sided candor. Honesty is so important in building trust.

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