It's hard to know what to write about.
I made a bunch of masks. Here I am modeling one of them, and of course that's Julia in the back being her camera friendly self. I sent some masks to family and I'll be bringing the rest to work with me tomorrow.
I've been home from work for the past two weeks as the store I work in adjusts to the daily changes brought about by Covid 19, and things will be different. Our department will still be making awesome food but we won't be serving it directly to customers – everything will be packed up and ready to go, thus minimizing contact between people. So it will be strange, but at least we are still going to be cooking.
While I've been home, the rest of my family (a teacher and two teens) have been adjusting to going school online. And earlier this week, Julia started Driver's Ed – online. She's happy about that. The worst part for her has been no softball. And with Alex – it's his senior year, so there's a lot he's missing out on – first and foremost, baseball. And then there are the other senior things – the prom, and graduation. But. We are all healthy, knock on wood, so that's the upside.
Also, my son has enlisted in the National Guard. He was sworn in recently and family was not allowed to go because of the virus – but his recruiter was able to snap some pictures for us. Here's one:
He always makes me proud.
So he will, of course, finish high school, and then at some point – it's up in the air BOTV (because of the virus) – begin boot camp and go to college and begin this next phase of his life. It makes my head spin, how quickly these first 18 years have zipped by.
And then there are these two:
Otis does not respect boundaries.
There's another cat in our lives, sort of. Another black cat – outside – that's been showing up on a semi-regular basis. No collar, so we don't know if he/she has a home nearby. I think it's a female, so I'm going to refer to the cat as she, just to simplify things. She seems healthy, and she is pretty friendly. Julia wants to adopt her despite me pointing out that maybe she has a family already who wouldn't appreciate us just taking their cat from them. And as I say things like that I hear my mother's voice telling me and my sister the same sort of thing when we would insist that any dog or cat that wandered into our yard had no family and could we keep it??? Pleeeeeease??? So I don't know. For now, she is a welcome visitor. And Bill thinks she killed the rat that was in our garage, so she's got his approval.
Our mail deliverer just went by. I didn't hear our mail box lid bang shut, so I don't think we got anything today, but hang on while I go check……
I've also been doing some crocheting…
It's a blanket I'm working on for Alex. It's kind of a temperature blanket, but instead of a whole year's worth of temperatures, it's the nine months (or 40 weeks and 3 days) I was pregnant with him. I'd made him a heavier blanket when I first started crocheting, but it's way too heavy and warm for his bedroom, so I'm making him this one instead. And now I'm really trying to complete it because he'll be 18 in a couple months, graduating from high school (one way or another) and it just seems like it would be a good idea to get this done. It's mainly blues, at his request, and I really enjoy working on it.
With that said, I think I'll put down the laptop for now and pick up my crochet hook.
How are you all doing? Be safe, everyone!