I’m amazed at how long and short a week can feel. We’re quite into the swing of things and dealing with a great deal of stir crazy and bored. Things are starting to green up. Even the indoor plants seem happier for the extra hours of daylight each day. While cleaning out my office this week, I found a pair of socks that I knit and stashed away unblocked. I had completely forgotten them. Plenty of time for blocking things now.
Knitting: Still working on my zauberball socks.
Watching: Jesse and I finished Tiger King. It was so beyond bizarre. We both sat there every night wondering about the lives some people live. Still watching Virgin River. And Little Fires Everywhere.
Reading: I’ve completely stalled out on reading anything. I started reading Anna K by Jenny Lee and it’s not for me. It’s just full of name dropping labels to establish wealth and references to show a “cool factor” that will leave the book dated in three years and are trying too hard now. Maybe I just really loved Anna Karenina and this feels like the cheap knock off?
Making: Before things got REALLY crazy here some friends dropped off Amish friendship bread which will be baked up and split up yet today. I’m supposed to pass along three starters but I don’t know if we’ll be doing that. It feels wrong right now. (Even though we are all healthy – Jesse is still having to leave for work and that just makes me nervous about accidentally passing anything along.) I’ve been sewing masks. I don’t have any elastic stashed (I donated a lot of my sewing supplies to a senior center about six months ago when cleaning out my office. Oops.) and most places seem to be sold out so I’m making a kind that uses ties which is kind of fiddly but that’s okay. We’re also eating lots of meals at home. This makes a great lunch. We also love this hash with eggs or sausage or just by itself.
I hope you are all hanging in there and washing your hands and staying healthy both physically and mentally. What are you reading, watching, making (any other -ing?) to keep yourself occupied during this difficult time?