Hi, guys! How’s everyone doing? Probably a little depressed, if I guess correctly. I’m with you; it hasn’t been a lot of fun having to stay home ALL THE TIME. At this point, I’m going to have to start taking 3 naps a day just so I can pass the time.
But, we have to persevere a little longer, okay?! We can’t let our guard down yet. We must continue to do our parts to beat this Covid beast. Yes, it’s a beast! Vicious beast! But I believe we can overcome it.
There are signs that the worst may be over. For instance, in my hometown, today we only added 1 more case. My husband has been tracking the cases in our county. He makes charts and graphs, then analyses them, then make predictions and projections, etc. He gives me a daily report, by the way. How nice to have my own statistician in the house. Clearly, he’s got too much time on his hands.
In other news, our Caterpie (that’s what we decided to call it) is taking its own sweet time eclosing. That’s the technical term for when a butterfly emerges from its pupa/chrysalis (learned a new word, yay!). But I did find a sister or brother for it. Look!
That’s an itty bitty caterpillar right there, with yellow horns. See it? Right next to its hibernaculum (another word learned)? That thing that looks like a little pipe with an opening, that’s the little caterpillar’s hibernaculum. Isn’t it all fascinating?
I’ll keep you posted on the two caterpillars’ progress.
Now, we party! But first, this:
“Seriously! How could you not love this cake! Kat has once again made a gorgeous looking ‘want & need’ cake! I want! I need! ?” — Laurena
“I am always amazed by Kat’s cakes – they always look elegant and definitely a showstopper. This Chocolate Snickers Cake is absolutely an answer to my cravings.” — Jhuls
“Nancy’s Bunny Treat Cups are so adorable which everybody would love – simple and fun to make.” — Jhuls
“I know Easter is over (except for the Eastern Orthodox Easter) but this is such a great idea for any holiday. Think of 4th of July Treat Cups, or Monster Treat Cups for Halloween, etc.” — Angie
“Oh wow! I want not one but three of these! Ice-cream, coffee, and biscuit sprinkles! How delicious!” — Laurena
“So I’m not sure Mother Nature got the memo that it’s now spring. It’s been downright freezing these past few days! So I’m into the warm soupy thing right now. Like this soup. Looks so comforting!” — Angie
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #324 by adding your link(s). Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and/or the cohost(s), so you can be featured.
Your cohost this week are Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Liz @ Spades, Spatulas & Spoons
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Miz Helen says
Thanks so much for the party and have a great week!
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Interesting pics as you’ve been following the caterpillar! Thanks so much for hosting! I’m linking up today with A GERMAPHOBE AND COVID-19 and INTERNATIONAL SAFETY PIN DAY.
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
Thank you for the feature and for the lovely comments about my Snickers Cake!
Life Diet Health says
Kat it looks so good… I will make one once my shopping arrives!!!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Thanks for hosting the party – may the next week bring you relaxation and good health!
Melynda Brown says
Thans for hosting! Lots of great links to enjoy. Have a great week ahead!
Life Diet Health says
Thanks for hosting the Fiesta every week 😀 I wonder how many recipes I can make whilst in lockdown! 😛 I’m starting with Kat’s cake! 🙂 Angie, instead of 3 naps, try 3 recipes! 😛 I’m sharing a new bread recipe this week… bread and cake sorted! xxx
I’m actually working on multiple posts/recipes at once, but I can’t seem to focus! Help! My creative juices have dried up! Also, I feel so lazy these days. I think I watch too much TV.
Thank you for hosting us all! I can’t wait to see your caterpillar transform!
Life did change very fast didn’t it? Out lock down was just extended for another 3 weeks but I think it might be longer!
It has been quite busy here but lovely to have a little extra down time to spend with my four legged friends! Their favorite is when we sit on the sofa, preferably all day, together! What a dogs life 🙂
Take care and be safe! x
Me, too, I can’t wait to see the butterfly, but it’s taking its time! It’s day 10 today and it’s still hanging there. I just hope it’s ok. I know it’s still alive coz it does move occasionally. It may be too cold for it to want to emerge. I can’t blame it, honestly ? I’ve been spending lots of time with Skye, too. I even tried to give her a haircut; she hated it! Kept running away from me, lol.
I cut M’s hair and honestly couldn’t stop laughing, he wasn’t too impressed either ha ha luckily his hair grows really fast so it is already looking a bit better! I knew there was a reason I didn’t become a hairdresser! 🙂 x
Thanks so much for including the Bunny Treat Cups in your features this week! 🙂
You’re welcome! Love the idea, Nancy!
Oh wow!! The husband is doing a good job, Angie!?? My cousin is the one tracking the cases here.? Anyway, take care and have an amazing weekend!?
They are both nerds, your cousin and my husband, lol. But they’re useful in their neediness ? Stay safe and healthy, Jhuls ?
I am so glad your butterfly will have company. It’s a wonder you even saw that tiny guy. It’s good to notice and appreciate the little things right now. Happy FF…yes I am a little depressed right now as well.
We’re all in the same boat, the entire world. It brings a little comfort knowing that. Knowing that others understand. It’s like we’re together, apart. You know what I mean? I actually missed the little guy at first. I noticed the hibernaculum first. I thought the caterpillar was bird poop! Lol ?
Dropping by from #ChasingMYLife to bring you my BUTTERMILK CHICKEN FRIED STEAK, CONEY ISLAND TATERS AND BBQ CHICKEN COBB SALAD. Thank you for hosting a GREAT party. I’m looking forward to visiting links over the next few days. I hope you’re having a WONDERFUL week.
What an amazing photo –
and great recipe… it’s lovely to find Fiesta Friday again after some time away
Thank you all for still being there – and for your inspirational photography skills, as well as your cooking skills! Emma xx
Thanks, Emma! Great to “see” you again. I hope you’re doing well and staying safe and healthy where you are.