My diffuser/mister arrived!
And what kind of puttery things am I doing during isolation? Well, when I saw the front of the frig again taking the diffuser pics I decided to clean up the assorted things I slap on the front.
I don't know about you but this self-isolation has thrown me off, too. Despite the fact I am used to being alone most of the time everything still seems out of whack. I have spent far too much time down the news rabbit hole, keep forgetting what day it is, and totally spaced on my calligraphy lesson last week. I missed the week before that because I was sick as a dog...but I haven't even got an excuse this week. Just plain "off" and trying to get back into a routine. The only things I did get done were my two blog posts last week...and things like laundry, cooking and such. I was so far behind on letters and cards that I had a stack of 14 on Friday! So I spent the weekend trying to catch up--finally. You will hear back from me, my faithful correspondents. I have eight left and should get to them all this week. :)
Has anyone else gotten emails, cards, letters or phone calls from people they haven't heard from for a long time? Another silver lining!! I have made some myself. Now, that's a joy! (Sorry--I haven't gotten back to all the emails, either--so much slower than I used to be--LOL!) I love that people are reaching out to connect more. That is definitely a very positive thing.
McFamily's at home. Dagan still has to go to work maybe once a week so he goes after hours with his disinfectant. Everyone is doing okay so far. That's a blessing.
Here are some examples of isolation at their house with two little boys. Might only be of interest to Gramma--LOL! :)
McFamily Isolation Games #1
I have no clue what that contraption is or how cars or whatever zoom all about on their own. I was as fascinated as Blink!
McFamily Isolation Games #2
Racing in their bedroom. I was an older sister so I know we can be a tad bossy and have a need to shine. I remember being jealous of Blaine when he arrived on the scene when I was almost three--LOL!
McFamily Isolation Games #3a
Kind of like a kitchen island track and field obstacle course. Version one. I love how Liam watches his older brother to figure out how to do things.
McFamily Isolation Games #3b
They had troubles with those foam tube thingies falling over when they were zig-zagging their way through them.
McFamily Isolation Games #3c
Came up with the idea of laying them down flat and jumping over them. I love how Liam got better jumping as he went.
Anyways--yes--there is distressing news every day and I do think we are in it for the long haul...but there are those silver linings. I choose to try to focus on those. (Even if it is a challenge some days because so much of it breaks my heart...and there are people I'd like to smack upside the head!!) We've been in self-isolation since March 12. I am determined this week to not just fall down the news rabbit hole and then escape into movies and shows...but to get back to more projects, my calligraphy lessons, and continue to get caught up writing letters (even if we do talk about the virus--lol!). It's Monday. A new week. A clean slate. Another day. And we're supposed to get up to 54 degrees!! Whoohoo!!
Okay--this took a lot longer than usual. YouTube was acting up and so was blogger. I lost videos I posted twice. They are all in there now--I will cross my fingers and we'll see what gets published, eh?
Stay safe everyone. Stay at home if you are able. Be extra careful if you have to be out. I am so grateful for the heroes out there keeping everything going--healing the sick, bringing us mail, picking up trash, putting out fires, keeping us safe, delivering goods and food!! And I am so very grateful for the internet!! Look for those silver linings! Have you found any? Love to have you share. :) :)
"There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathlessly beautiful."