Hello friends! It’s time to mark the beginning of another weekend, our fifth one of Staying at Home. Today I did three things that weren’t on my Three Things list. First, I swapped out the winter decorations (glittered pinecones, sugared fruit, red potpourri, dark throw pillows) for spring (eggs, a bird’s nest, different candles, lighter pillows). Then I helped Marc setup the screened porch (bless him, he cleaned it all by himself – even scrubbing the floor!).
and finally, I visited the Post Office to mail the masks I sewed yesterday for Katie’s family.
Those first two things really helped me feel normal – and lighter! … and that last one … well. I was definitely sporting the most colorful mask (and I was kind of surprised how busy the Post Office was – of course maybe that was because only one window was open and everyone was minding a six foot space?)
In any event, I am trying to embrace “normal” where I can and TGIF is one of those things.
Thinking about … sewing some clothes. Now that I’ve dusted off my machine and had time to think about my wardrobe, I’m even kind of excited. The good news is I have fabric, thread and elastic (all of it purchased a while back with completely different projects in mind) … and time. plenty of time!
Inspired by … Tsh Oxenreider to keep a Quarantine Diary. I have a solid daily journaling practice so the structure is already there. I just need to make myself do the hard work to ponder a few of the answers. and then write them down.
Also, I’m sure you’ve seen/heard/read Queen Elizabeth’s speech from last weekend. These words struck a chord with me
“I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.”
particularly the first and third lines. I do want to look back on this time and be proud. and know that I’ve put my best self forward.
Grateful for … see above. A clean porch. I can’t wait to move myself out there. and share a few of my beautiful porch views with y’all.
Fun … we have another virtual meet-up planned for Sunday afternoon. If you didn’t get an email from me yesterday with the Zoom details and you want to participate, please let me know!
Stay safe. Be well.