Hello my friends. and welcome to week two of the COVID-19 “sheltering at home” here at mere-et-filles. Five words to describe us right now would be healthy, anxious, tired, grateful and making-do. It feels weird that this seems “best case” and I hope I can say the same thing tomorrow. and the next day. and so on.
Looking back over the weekend’s photos, it might be hard to tell that I haven’t left the house (except to walk – every day) since last Saturday – the cherry trees in our neighborhood’s island are glorious. as was the blue sky on Saturday afternoon.
um. ok. maybe breaking out the crochet for Saturday Night Snacks could be little sign? (this is the prayer shawl I’m knitting for our 2020 confirmation class … sadly postponed indefinitely right now. and STILL, I’m working on it!)
Holly, camped out under the chair in my study. Sara texted with an urgent “Send a photo of Holly” yesterday afternoon and this is the one I sent.
And then I get to these – knitting during church (observant readers might notice that is sleeve #2 of Anker’s, which is now done, and drying upstairs)
A “Cookbook Club Sub” Zoom with my cookbook club peeps.
and today’s knitting group.
There was another really fabulous Zoom before those two … with more than a dozen of y’all, which I apparently completely neglected to photograph. Zoom connections have become my lifeline. and I will be hosting another mere-et-filles meetup this coming Sunday at 2pm ET. Stay tuned for meeting details on Friday.
On yesterday’s call I mentioned that I was leaning into Elise Joy’s Three Things approach to getting through right now. I managed to tick off all three of yesterday’s things and once I hit Publish on this post, I will complete today’s too. I’m even wondering what I might plan for tomorrow. It’s the first nothing-scheduled-day since this started. and it’s supposed to rain.
For sure I’ll be catching up with all of you!
Stay safe and well. We can do this.