It's been so rainy that there hasn't been any garden work, so I spent the weekend indoors, mostly sewing. On Saturday morning, I was quilting the 30's repro quilt and thinking about how much I needed to get started on the arc quilt and how I don't know what to quilt in it and I suddenly realized I was letting the not knowing intimidate me, even though there's a ton of ditch work that needs to be done and that will probably help me figure out how to quilt the open spaces and I needed to man up and get that one pin basted. That's done and I am ready to begin...even if "begin" is just make the final choice on thread.
But, yesterday, I had something else to do. Rob is still going to work 4 days a week and I occasionally go to the grocery, and we needed masks. I went to the grocery last Thursday, the day before the mask announcement and I was one of the very few people not wearing one, so I decided to make some out of fun fabrics because why shouldn't taking care of ourselves be fun? There are some for Rob and some for his boss and one for me and Syd. The fit great and they look great! I took a pattern off the net and customized it to make it simpler and pumped 10 out yesterday.
Even though I couldn't work in the garden, I did get out there and walk around as much as I could. Of course, I took pictures.
There are more yellow bearded iris
And, this Cinco de Mayo rose is starting to bloom
And, these violets finally dried up enough to show their blooms
There were groceries on the shelves on Thursday, so I felt comfortable releasing enough rations to give the people a good Sunday dinner. I made a roast with carrots and potatoes and a yummy gravy and a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower that Syd surprised me by asking how I made it...she hates cauliflower. And, an angel food loaf with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. We definitely all enjoyed it and when lunch was over, Rob and Syd did the dishes and they sent me back to make more masks. I didn't get any of my chores done, so today, will be watering plants inside and in the greenhouse.
Syd and I are having the same old issues about the same old things that we had when she lived here before. And, quite frankly, I'm over it. We get along so much better when we're not living together and I'm good with that. My only goal is to get through this without ruining the good relationship that we built after she moved out. Even if it kills her.
Okay, maybe thinking of her demise is not appropriate. But, I dare you to live with her and not feel the same.
I keep watching my country stumble under unforgiveable ineptitude. It's good to see some governors taking control and taking care of their citizens. It would be so much better if they weren't having to deal with the orange toad in the white house standing in the way and making it obvious that he cares more for his money than us. I cannot wait until he is gone...no matter how that happens.
Everybody have a great week! I'll be doing things that are above my pay grade and I will be smiling and I will be courageous and I will feel empathy and grief for the families losing loved ones. The pandemic's got me feeling all kind of feelings all at the same time. It's important to remember that this is not normal (yet) and not to let it get away from me. Chin up. Be kind. And, remember to laugh whenever possible.