Vegan peanut butter cookies, for the win Credit: Patti Flynn

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At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here’s a daily-ish journal of how Reader staff, our friends, family—and our pets—are spending our time.

Day 54: May 13

What we’re reading:

What we’re listening to:

  • My Reader colleagues all wishing me goodbye on my last All-Staff call *wipes tears*

What we’re watching:

  • “Long Lost Family” on a weekly video chat

What we’re cooking: