I hope this new week finds you well and not too bored from being stuck inside. We’ve been alleviating cabin fever as much as possible with walks in our neighborhood and a couple of drives to nowhere. It’s not very busy in my neighborhood, and when we do walk past someone they are completely on the other side of the road. Other than to pick up prescriptions at the drive-through and have groceries put into the back of the car I’ve been home for 11 days! Surreal times!
My husband is able to work from home, and has for almost 2 weeks now. My daughter had an extra week of spring break and is today starting classes back up online. Choir is even continuing using Zoom. She’s still not sure how her two lab courses will be able to continue. Her professors are still figuring that out.
I want to wish you a “Happy Spring”. However, this is what we woke up to this morning, not very springlike, but typical for March. Nevertheless, it is always a shock.
Even though today is snowy we’ve had some nice days the past couple of weeks. The crocuses bloomed and the daffodils are on their way. Gorgeous blue skies, puffy clouds, and pretty sunrises were experienced for quite a few days.
While doing some of my floor stretches the other day I looked up at my shelf of craft books and felt a spark of inspiration. I’d like to spend some time going through them again. Let me know if you’d like to look inside some of them. I could snap a few pics to show you what they’re about. Let me know in the comments. I’d be happy to do that.
I am plugging along on the embroidery for my newest MSD cardigan. Here is my progress thus far. I am taking my time and enjoying the creation of each unique motif. It is always fun to ‘grow’ my own indoor rose garden.
I recently completed a pair of socks for my daughter and started another pair. Sock knitting is repetitive and mindless and helps to quiet my mind while keeping my hands busy.
I tend to worry… a lot. In this time of uncertainty it has been a challenge to feel grounded and safe. I have found comfort in prayer and reading scripture… and knitting, of course.
I have also found peace with coloring. My daughter and I printed a couple of flower-y pages from Johanna Basford and got to work with my daughter’s Prismacolor colored pencils. Johanna has graciously offered these two pages free of charge.
What about you? Do you have any go to activities to ease your mind during stressful times?
Sending you all, my friends, warmth and love ❤ and positivity and ‘stay-well’ thoughts.