You ok over there? I’m ok over here.
Times are scary, sad, uncertain and…strangely morphing into a new normal. Day 25, day 26, 27.
For me, I’ve found routine and purpose critical for this sheltering in place. In no particular order, I make the bed, do the dishes, walk the dog, cook, do the occasional consolidated errand run in town, send fun mail, pack orders organize cupboards, work on my business, do website maintenance, look in the fridge to see if contents have changed, they haven’t and other super exciting things. (Inset glazed stare out the window…)
I’m not complaining. I’ve got plenty to do, plenty I’ve not done over the years that I suddenly have “time” for…and plenty to be grateful for. I’m painting, I’m creating, I’m staying in touch. I’m finding it interesting hearing from friends what they can and can’t do right now. What we’re drawn to during this bubble. I can’t read. I love reading. Nope, not now. I can half heartedly listen to books on Audible but my attention span for fiction isn’t there. I’ve been able to flip through illustrated books & my coffee table art books but that’s it. I can dip into Netflix and AmazonPrime (Ozark and Unorthodox…) I can watch CNN, listen to endless podcasts and a variety of news shows.
I have one friend who is cooking up a storm and doing neighbor deliveries. Another who is writing lengthy letters to her friends and family. One is homeschooling and working and about to go crazy if it wasn’t for her daily meme exchange with girlfriends. Another adopted a dog! One is winning the jigsaw puzzle game. The common denominator? Everyone is finding their happy where ever they can. I cut fresh azaleas from our shrub outside and those hot pink blossoms in a little vase made me SO happy. Fresh flowers in the time of covid?? Such a luxury. Everything has become so acute. Strong coffee, a simple egg salad sandwich, roast chicken. We’re going back to the basics.
That’s all for my wee ramble today. My joy sparker this week was definitely placing a new order of greeting cards (pics coming soon) and new fancy envelopes! The silly sweet satisfaction of sending great mail…I love it so much.
I received a sweet note in the mail today (added bonus of sending mail…you receive it back!) and my friend said, can’t wait to see you IRL ACV (in real life, after covid virus.) We can still laugh. xo
P.S. I’m still offering a FREE 12 pack of assorted greeting cards with every order on my website. Snail Mail for everyone!!!