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Mango sauceI started off the day with a Zoom class run by Circuit of Change -- a yoga/bootcampish studio that I used to attend in Chelsea. It closed within the past year and the owners moved out of NYC, but they are offering online classes during this time. I always liked their classes because they've got an element of yoga and an element of martial arts and, given this time, they are perfect because there is no equipment needed and they make you sweat, for sure. It definitely started my day off in a good place, both mind and body, which was the reset I needed.

After a workout I came upstairs to scrambled eggs with tomato and mushrooms and some oven-cooked bacon. Nothing like smelling bacon to incentivize you during a workout! N had gone out to Stew Leonards for groceries early yesterday morning (but after senior hour) and reported back that they had taken many precautions to keep customers and staff safe, including sanitizer, plexiglass partitions, fewer customers and space between checkout lanes. Their prepared foods were pre-portioned and boxed, but he reported that everything seemed well-stocked and plentiful. At one point I mentioned that At some point during the afternoon I took Mox for a walk but it started to rain, so we didn't make it very far, unfortunately. I caught up via Zoom and phone with a bunch of friends/family during the afternoon and evening including some folks from our old wine club society that we had about 15 years ago give or take. It was great to connect with everyone, if only virtually. During wine club society I had a glass of Tempranillo and some cheese and crackers.

N had gotten some seafood during his Stew Leonards run, so we had a sheet pan dinner of cod with a very tasty mango, coconut and pepper marinade and roasted brussels sprouts, along with a green salad. I never think to buy bottled marinades, but this one -- available at Whole Foods -- would definitely be something I'd purchase in the future. Coincidentally, a friend texted me today asking about ideas for seasonings sauces and marinades. I stumbled across this list of marinades, which is a great place to start, and utilizes many of the things you may have in the house if you have a well-stocked pantry. Finally, I had a Zoom birthday celebration for a college friend, including a trivia game that his wife and kids created that involved breakout sessions -- it was really fun and made me realize I'm merely scratching the surface with what it can do!

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