The phrase of the month. I was looking forward to going to see the movie Emma last week…… nope. We also had plans to go to a local flower show and get some ideas for this seasons garden beds…….. nope. We luckily had done a good amount of shopping a couple weeks ago so our pantry and freezer was pretty well stocked. Just needed a few things and our dear Kathryn braved the crowded stores to get what we needed so neither of us had to venture back there and we are all set for a couple weeks now.
OK, no movie, no flower show, no shopping, no picking up our grandson after school. What shall we do to keep busy?
Well, first of all, I headed up to my sewing room to clean up and rearrange a bit to get set for some extra sewing time.
Rearranged my jelly roll and layer cake storage cabinets, hubby helped me add a pegboard to the wall by my embroidery machine so I can hang my hoops there and then I organized my scissors and rulers and templates. Ready to continue work on some projects.
After I got done with that, I prepped some hexagons for handstitching while watching tv in the evenings. I had finished all the ones I had brought with me for my “retreat” time at my sons’. Emma was replaced with some Call The Midwife episodes and a Svengoolie movie on Saturday night.
We didn’t get to go to the big flower show but we took a walk around our gardens and enjoyed the show our own bulbs gave us this week.
The weather has been fairly nice so we get to take walks around the neighborhood. We are getting started on our spring cleaning, we are trying out new recipes and I have already read two books since last week.
I don’t know how long this new normal is going to last. I miss seeing our kids and grandkids. I miss baseball. I was looking forward to the start of the season. I hope hubby and I don’t drive each other totally crazy. Without the schedule of school pickups, lunch with friends, the occasional trip up to see my sister and my sons and other plans that were on our calendar, the days seem to all blend together. I am looking forward to when we can get back to our old normal again.
In the meantime, we will make the best of it and if the weather continues to warm up, we will get to do more work outside in our gardens which will be great. We will enjoy walking up and down blocks we usually just drive by. We will watch movies on Netflix and Prime that we have been meaning to check out. We will get some painting done and closets gone through. I will finish the log cabin quilt and a seat cushion for a friend (although I don’t know when I will get it up to her). I’ll plan my next quilt.
So, as you maneuver through this new experience, look for something to make you smile each day. I know it will be harder on some days than others. Like today was for me but the smiles did come. What are you doing to keep yourself occupied? Are you home with your children because school is closed? How is that going? I would like to hear about how you are all getting on.
Wherever you are, be well. We will get through this.
Bye for now. See you soon.