I think it’s safe to say that everything is much different today than any of us expected at the beginning of the year. For me, instead of getting to spend some quality time with my family last month, my husband and I had to sadly cancel our travel plans and I started self-isolating at home on March 12th. Today is my 23rd day at home, and my husband and I are enjoying working from home together. Our routine includes waking up 30 minutes later than normal due the lack of commute time for my husband now, which we are both appreciating! The biggest change for my daily routine has been not going to the gym 5 days a week. I have figured out how to get in my full gym exercise while at home, though, and I am even finding that I am doing more exercising for stress relief over the weekends as a result.
My goal is to send my Launching Pad newsletter out monthly, and my focus on the newsletter that went out yesterday was gratitude. Right now I am deeply grateful that my husband and I were able to travel last year without fear of illness, lack of supply, or fear of border closures.
I am thankful for very delightful surprises in the mail this week.
And I am delighted to see all the versions of the Push-Pull quilt being made during the quilt along as shared in the midway linkup. Note: If you are participating in the quilt along but have not yet finished Piecing #3, you can still link up! Link up where ever your progress may be to be eligible for the giveaway prizes. The linkup ends tonight (and I had to make this graphic early), so hop over to see all the colorful versions being created!
My mom and dad boarded their golden retriever, Rosie, with her vet while they traveled to Austin for QuiltCon at the end of February. When they returned to pick up Rosie, they also brought home a new kitten. My mom named the kitten Overcast, which is the Kona Cotton color that matches his fur, and they call him OC for short. Clearly OC and Rosie didn’t take long to become buddies.
Right now I vacillate between feeling like things are going well (I have picked up several new clients for technical editing recently and I love the work I am trusted to do!) and being in such a mental fog that I cannot form coherent sentences. I am sure that we will come out of this completely changed in some ways, but I find peace in the comfort that there will be quilts and the quilting community along the way.
Be well everyone, and I hope that you can find gratitude in your day, too.