While some might think that I am blessed to have two others in this house during the pandemic (albeit two working others), and I do appreciate that company so much, I am convinced that the two things that actually keep me sane and grounded are that I have hobbies and things I like to do at home and I have my pets. I've read a few blogs today about what people have learned from the pandemic and two of them say " I'm going t get some hobbies I can do at home". Even though in the normal world I have social enagements and church, there are always things that I like to do at home and that I can do and that keeps me grounded.
Our state is now in lockdown or under what the governor calls a "stay at home order". How many people are actually paying attention I am not sure. It may take some reminders and general reinforcement.There are (to me at least) way too many exemptions, and too maany people outside in the same general area. I have stopped walking outside and moved my exercise indoors because I have had one to many kids on bikes totally ignore distancing and actually come up close to me (a 55 plus location is looking better all the time).
I did absolutely no exercise whatsoever today, not a stretch even. I will need to make up for that tomorrow by doing my forty minute sit stand and move routine along with some walking. I did manage to get some minor sewing done, some applique on my landscape quilt and some echo quilting on my easter bunny along with the knitting. Other than that and some serious diving into my current book, and that's my day. The sewing time lasted less than an hour and I have decided if I am going to be in this house possibly until May first that I MUST have a new good chair, and will order it tomorrow.
I spent an hour outide in the swing in the sun, tomorrow is supposed to be rain and possible hail with cooler weather and I wanted to soak it up so it would last me a couple days.
|As I sit on my swing with the still brown grapevines, you can see the purple and lavender Crocus further down the yard.|
I know that some restaurants are suffering but my son's seems to be doing a steady takeout business. Whether it's gonna be steady enough to stay open I dunno. They do the regular menu and then have some family type meals that they are making like large pans of mac and cheese and pasta carbonara. Our governor has also loosened the liquor laws. Restaurants can sell wine, beer, and booze as long is it is in a sealed container (which in their case has meant large orders of mason jars). On the one hand, I'm not sure take away food is a need (although either is a full service laundry which is still open) but I appreciate the state's desire to keep at least some restaurant employees working and companies in business.
Dinner is Costco boneless ribs cooked in the oven withe sides (cooked by someone else) and homemade brownies (also cooked by someone else). And then reading in bed, cause I still haven't chosen a new show to watch.
Oh, and I alo think I am going to jump back into Ancestry.com as I work more on my photo memorabilia,