Now that we’ve been “sheltering at home” for almost two months now, things are starting to settle into something that may not be normal, but is a little more organized. The first few weeks at home were a bit of a free-for-all: figuring out how to work remotely; being reassigned to help on critical projects; wondering about who was going to get sick and when; being unusually concerned about the status of the grocery store shelves.
Between trying to keep my normal work tasks on track during the days and my special project tasks on track nights and weekends, there wasn’t a lot of spare time for reading or creativity for the first month or so. Things eventually settled down, as they generally do, and, with a bit of organization, time for non-work pursuits became available.
Sadly, my creative mind did not seem to become available at the same time. Fortunately, I had many other things to do while the Girls in the Basement binged-watched the news and hogged all the hand-sanitizer.
First, it was mask making (convenient, since they’re now mandatory here). Then, it was making a quilt out of the scraps of material left over after said mask making. Jigsaw puzzling would have come next, but apparently everyone sheltering at home discovered the joys of jigsaw puzzles all at once, so there were no new puzzles to be had. I tried an online puzzle, but it just wasn’t the same thing. Continue reading