Lunch After Pandemic Isolation

Real Estate Agent

Other than my grandson, who spent time with me during the holidays, it's been an entire year since anyone has been in my home for a meal.  However, a number of us older family members have been fully vaccinated.  So, 5 of us (4 fully vaccinated) enjoyed a little lunch today.  I cooked up paella, along with some broiled lobster tails.  It was good to hug my granddaughter for the first time after many moons!

Here's the CDC guidelines for those fully vaccinated.  My family is still being extra cautious!

Myrl Jeffcoat - Paella Lunch

Myrl Jeffcoat - Paella Lunch

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Comments (28)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Such a wonderful feast you made.  So glad to hear you got to finally visit family.  I am sure you missed it greatly. 

Mar 29, 2021 11:02 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

There have been a few visits in the past year, but likely less than 3 or 4.  Those were usually held outside with distancing, masks, and packaged snacks.  This was the first sit down meal inside at my dining table.

Mar 29, 2021 06:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Looks delicious, Myrl. Well done! We have been less restrictive in our home... kids and grandkids have been visiting throughout the year. One of our grandsons arrives in about two weeks for a week-long visit. 

Mar 29, 2021 11:03 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Looks absolutely scrumptious.  We have had family in as almost all have been vaccinated or extra careful.

Mar 29, 2021 11:56 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Once this pandemic is really really really over we're all going to have those great dinners with all of our loved ones, I'm sure of this

Mar 29, 2021 10:09 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Wow now that's a spread for celebrating and feasting on Myrl!  So happy you were able to get together with friends.  Ahhhhhhh feels so good, doesn't it!

Mar 30, 2021 02:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Myrl.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Mar 31, 2021 04:58 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

So glad you were able to reconnect with your friends.

Mar 31, 2021 11:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, boy that meal sure looks delicious!   I could not wait for a year not to see anyone.  Have had a few get-togethers at my home.

Mar 31, 2021 03:38 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Myrl, I have never had Paella and I will have to Google it tonight.  You look so beautiful, my friend, and the food looks so very delicious.  And yes, we had a small close family  get-together a week ago -- -there were 8 of us---  3 PM to 9 PM  and there wasn't a soul that didn''t wear a smile through all the 6 hours.   We are all in the midst of getting our vaccination.  So good to see one another again.

Apr 01, 2021 10:26 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's amazing how valuable things become once you have them potentially taken away from you something like lunch becomes monumental. ;

Apr 03, 2021 09:55 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

What a special time that must have been, with family around and your culinary talent to help celebrate. What a gorgeous dish!  It's been years since I had paella!


Apr 04, 2021 05:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl. I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Apr 05, 2021 08:40 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love those little lobster tails, and they are such a bargain more peope should take advantage of it,Endre

Apr 05, 2021 10:38 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I can't say things are really getting back to normal but they are getting better none the less Myrl...

Apr 05, 2021 11:00 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Truly looks scrumptious and I wish I could have been there. I finally got my second shot Pfizer about 2 weeks ago. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon, cheers cvc

Apr 06, 2021 09:42 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Stopping by to ask you to please feel free send me the recipe because that looks so darn good! Stop by.

Apr 06, 2021 10:26 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

I am so glad that you were able to enjoy a meal with other family members. They are lucky to have you as their chef!

Apr 08, 2021 08:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH my gosh, that looks DIVINE, Myrl - right down to the pineapple spears! Beautiful presentation and I am convinced it was delicious! I'm sure it was no comparision to being able to spend time with those you love. Congratulations on getting fully vaccinated - I have one more on Wednesday and I'm going to go WILD!! LOL

Apr 18, 2021 07:06 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

It is good that you and your friends were able to connect. The food looks delicious. Have a great week ahead.

Apr 19, 2021 09:04 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You look fabulous:) It is nice you have a lovely time out with your family. 

Nov 11, 2021 09:01 PM