I did take my usual dark early photo on Wednesday, the one with the new calendar photo, my coffee, my journal and an otherwise a clean desk. And while I am still taking that time each day, April is really looking a lot more like this. This is me “sheltering at home”. My town officially started SAH Wednesday evening and our state officially began today. Marc and I have mentally prepared ourselves for another nine weeks (this is the end of week three for us … so we are thinking 1/4 done … maybe?)
Nonetheless. Hello April. I do have plans. or rather “things”.I’m holding everything loosely right now. Lists help me feel normal. Checking things off help me feel normal. We’ll see.
I did make a really good start on that winter sweater thing today.That pile turned out to be two loads for the sink and all of it is now laid out (with a fan) in the basement. It feels good to have things. and to check off things every day.
(I think I’ll need to write smaller next month.)
One thing I didn’t write on the list was to figure out a haircut.
I do see myself in the mirror … but seeing myself in shadow (that’s yesterday afternoon) has me thinking … Shaggy! Marc says he likes my hair a bit longer. I think it’s because he doesn’t want to be the one to cut.
And meanwhile. Spring comes. I paused twice on today’s morning walk to take a photo. pink blooms against a brilliant blue sky. hard to resist.
April, I honestly have NO idea what you have in store for any of us, but I would ask that you be gentle, kind and understanding.
xo – M.
P.S. GAH – I cannot believe I forgot to write this, but in response to concerns about Zoom privacy, I am re-doing our Sunday meetup. You will need to RSVP to obtain the meeting ID and password. If you would like to join, please let me know in an email or the comments and I will reply with the information.