An Unfamiliar Place
How are you doing? How is your family? We are living through unprecedented and uncertain times that are sure to try even the toughest soul. Things are going to get worse before they get better so we need to support each other and stay positive.
Easier said than done, I know.
We got home from a cruise on March 8. Our cruise was great and we had no problems. But we were aware that there could have been problems and we took what precautions we could. Once home, I went to work but we stayed away from our parents, who are all elderly with health issues.
As news continued to come out about COVID-19, we got more nervous. Could we be carrying it around, incubating this horrible thing? In hindsight, I should have self-quarantined and worked from home. But I didn’t think I had that option… (We still haven’t gotten sick, either, thank goodness!)
My employer sent us home on Monday at 9am. I would have prefered to have not gone in at all on Monday, but I’m relieved they sent us home for the foreseeable future. I know many people don’t have the option to work from home, so I’m grateful that I do.
But it still takes some getting used to. I’m an introvert and don’t need much social interaction, but I need some. My husband could do without any social time, so at least he’s okay. I guess my only discomfort with the situation is the unknown. How long will this last?
My knitting is a great, familiar comfort to me. That being said, I haven’t gotten nearly as much done this week as I would have expected. There has been much to do, for being stuck at home. Thankfully, I have a huge stash of yarn to draw on so I won’t lose the ability to knit anytime soon!
I was, however, sad to see the DFW Fiber Festival canceled, along with so many events. It’s for the best, I know, but I was so looking forward to it! Many vendors are having sales and/or free shipping since they had so much stock dyed up….and I’m trying to support them with orders. I hope you’ll do the same!
In the meantime, keep calm and knit on! We’ll get through this together!