Featuring Reader account executive Teddy Piekarz, editorial associate S. Nicole Lane, and friends. Credit: Screenshot from Sims 4

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 five: March 25

What we’re reading:

What we’re listening to:

What we’re playing:

  • Sims 4 (I nabbed it when it was only $7 a week or so ago) with the City Living Expansion Pack

How we’re exercising:

What we’re cooking:

  • Austro-Hungarian Goulash (Tip: add mushrooms, carrots, and potatoes. It’ll last you for days and re-heating makes it taste better.)