Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 141

We drove to Shir Hadash this morning for the first time since the lockdown started. The parking lot was almost empty, of course, but otherwise, it looked more-or-less the same as the last time we’d been there.

We were there for a short meeting with the Rabbi – outside, socially-distanced, with masks (she was wearing a face shield so we could see her face). The Temple President was supposed to be there, too, but she was self-isolating because she had been exposed to someone who might have had COVID-19 (the test results are expected soon after her 14-day isolation period ends). We could have met on Zoom (or even just by phone), but the opportunity to see someone in person was too much to pass up.

As Joni Mitchell said, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.

Dinner was another experiment, again from the New York Times: Tejal Rao’s One-Pot Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Kale. It was good and quite simple to make. I probably used a little too much water and could have used a bit more parmesan cheese to top it (and maybe added a little chicken to give it some more protein), but it’s worth making again.