To calm myself through this awful season, I turn to what I have done in earlier difficult moments. As earlier mentioned, I have been sewing. In grad school, I made what I called “ugly pillows.” Here’s a new one made from scraps from a vendor in Tennessee.
I also garden. Lots of produce and herb seeds in the ground out back.
It was also good getting most of our plants out of the greenhouse.
This one – a gift from a friend – desperately needed sun.
They get leggy while searching for it. Maybe there are lessons here for humans as we sit in place. Like the plant, we might stretch, looking for a better day.
Here is an orchid a colleague gave me last year after I got tenure. It is about to bloom.
Here is a rose behind the house. It is also a gift from a friend.
Meanwhile, I am learning how to cut my own hair since I can’t get to my stylist. It was easier than I thought. The clippers from Target is one of the few things that arrived in a timely way.
Meanwhile, the cost of those meals out have been shared with others – especially small businesses. These wonderful masks were made by an etsy vendor. They are durable, well designed and soft. Worth the investment.
I await papers to grade and the opportunity to a new prep called “American Swagger” during our second summer session. Here’s a song helping me get through this (you just wait and see/ things are gonna be….easier). Hope you dig it, too.