I’m about to head into week 7 of working from home, social distancing, shopping on-line or at least, limiting my trips to the store. And gas is $1.75. I wish I could go on a road trip!
I walk into my closet each morning – well, sometimes every other morning – and pull out fresh underwear and socks. I’ve been wearing the same jeans since the beginning – they were the ones I was wearing on March 15th and so I see no need to pick different pants. I’ve washed them – while wearing sweats or pj’s but for the most part, I’m in them at least 12-14 hours a day. I rotate between a few shirts, sometimes I put on something on top that I really love, but mostly it’s a choice of 3 basic dress tees.
And that pile of shoes in my closet? including the cute new boots and red loafers I purchased in March? I just can’t even imagine when I’ll wear them next. I’m living in my slippers all day long and only use my runners for outside shoes.
I know a lot of people are enjoying cooking right now, trying out different recipes. Heck, I hate to cook so I’ve gone back to my early marriage days eating tuna, peanut butter toast, spaghetti and mac n cheese. We occasionally do take-out at our favorite Mexican restaurant and order pizza. My parents like food from Olive Garden so we’ll piggy back on an order for them that we deliver. It’s a sad diet, I know.
People ask about my creative endeavors because they know I like to knit and do crafty stuff. I have been knitting – but I get bored with my projects. I’ve been doing some Zentangling – that is fun and calming.
I decided to create a scavenger hunt with my sister because I need motivation to get out and walk every day. She and her husband are birders so they go out and send me pics of where they are. I try to guess. So today they suggested that they leave a painted rock for me to find when they are on a walk. I went out and left a rock on one of their favorite walks and sent a pic from where I was standing when I tucked it away. Hopefully this little game will get me outside and moving more.
The silliest fun that I have every weekend comes from creating a new Baby at Home scenario. This weekend it was to record Baby (me) finishing the episodes of “Making the Cut.” Who did you think was going to win?