Since returning from New York 15 days ago, I’ve led a pretty solitary existence. Funny how I felt no concern about going there only to have everything fall apart a couple of days after arriving. The good news is neither I nor my granddaughter have any signs of being exposed to coronavirus. I thank our guardian angel.
So, how have 15 days passed? Fortunately, time alone is not always a bad thing as I can find many ways to entertain myself. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of getting meals on the table using what is on hand though a grocery run is becoming necessary if we are going to continue to eat. A challenge was making an apple pie, not my specialty but it made the hubby happy.
Playing bridge is a favorite pastime and is one of the things I most miss. Thanks to BridgeBase, I can spend hours online playing either by myself against robots or fill in at a table with others. If you are a bridge player and haven’t discovered this app, do so as it’s a great way to stay on top of your game. Be forewarned the robots are formidable opponents!
From a neighbor I borrowed a jigsaw puzzle, and it has proved to be a mindless way to spend mindless hours. If I ever get it finished it will be cause for celebration!
Sitting still is not something I do easily, so when watching tv something else has to be happening. Now that I’ve gotten a little more comfortable knitting, it is a perfect diversion. Big projects are a ways away, so something like a hat is fun and gratifying.
As in many other places, Houston has a shortage of masks. First responders have dibs on the N-95 respirator masks leaving many others who would benefit from one without. Realizing the need I dusted off the sewing machine and went to work. Making them has been a great way to put good use to my abundant supply of fabric scraps and has made me feel somewhat useful.
Not all hours are spent inside. Most days I walk the neighborhood and appreciate that nature does its job no matter what is going on in the world. As one of my daughters says there is beauty in brokenness and that is something not to be overlooked.