The First Week…

… of my being laid off (for 4 weeks to start) got off to a great start. These past 3 days? Not so much. I have gotten a lot of leaves raked, been cooking and cleaning, and crocheting. I have been trying to do something constructive every day and it is just too much.

I now have requests for 10 pairs of slippers. Don’t mind the scar and veins, breaking your ankle in 3 places can wreck a foot

My anxiety has been on fire since Wednesday, and our new Michigan orders have even the most basic things being restricted.

I have a duck pen and coop to get built, but the weather and my aching body are not cooperating these last couple of days. Snow? Really???

I have a stack of books to read, some from the library and some I bought last month. I have instead been binge watching Midsomer Murders for the past week when I am not outside.

I think not being able to celebrate Easter with my family and church is bothering me more than I realize right now. I am assuming when my youngest daughter and I are eating dinner Sunday it will hit me like a brick to the face.

I know so many others have it so much worse than I do, and I am trying to focus on how fortunate I am to keep my spirits up. And this too shall pass.

I am about to watch The Passion of the Christ. If that can’t fix my attitude, nothing will.

I hope you are all coping with whatever level of quarantine you are under right now, and staying healthy and happy!

I would love to hear what you are doing to feel good, and even what is getting you down right now!

Be well and I look forward to hearing from you!

21 thoughts on “The First Week…

  1. Martie April 10, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    Hang in there. Happy Easter.

    • Angela April 10, 2020 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Martie! Happy Easter to you as well !

  2. Shalini April 11, 2020 / 12:35 am

    I am. Not reading but taking it one day at a time

    • Angela April 11, 2020 / 6:42 am

      I definitely have good days and bad! It still all seems so surreal…

      • Shalini April 11, 2020 / 7:26 am

        Exactly…. I feel I am stuck in a nightmare

  3. setinthepast April 11, 2020 / 3:11 am

    I’ve cleaned my car twice since we went into lockdown, even though it isn’t dirty because I haven’t driven further than the supermarket! I’ve caught up on some films and TV programmes which I recorded on 2018 and had never had time to watch until now.

    • Angela April 11, 2020 / 6:43 am

      I need to stop watching Midsomer Murders and catch up on Ozark 😊

  4. Silver Stone April 11, 2020 / 3:39 am

    Hang in there, it’ll be over soon. I think that time is going really slowly; I can’t even tell what day it is so far😅

    • Angela April 11, 2020 / 6:44 am

      I agree about the days for sure! My daughter has been out of school for over a month and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know what month it is right now ! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

      • Silver Stone April 11, 2020 / 6:46 am

        Haha, that’s everyone these days…. Also, no problem!

  5. Sarah Angleton April 11, 2020 / 10:43 am

    The goal of getting a constructive thing done each day is one I’m trying to cling to also. It’s hard.

    • Angela April 12, 2020 / 8:42 am

      It is, but you definitely need to give yourself time to just do nothing as well. After 6 days of being constructive, I was an emotional mess😂

  6. Pearl Fredericksen April 11, 2020 / 10:56 am

    Such pretty slippers and cute ducklings!

    • Angela April 12, 2020 / 8:43 am

      Thank you Pearl!

  7. tylerus April 13, 2020 / 7:04 am

    Love the ducklings and the slippers look so comfy. Take care and stay safe. All the best!

  8. cathepsut April 14, 2020 / 3:15 am

    Happy Easter, hang in there! This will be my first week of only working 20%, planned to go on till the end of May. We shall see…

    • Angela April 14, 2020 / 4:21 am

      Thanks Cathy! This is week 2 for me, I’m hanging in there 😊 Be well and thanks for sharing!

  9. JT Twissel June 16, 2020 / 2:41 pm

    I can’t believe I missed your post. Love those baby ducks. Hope you are doing well.

  10. nmafzal August 21, 2020 / 2:27 am

    Beautiful slippers. How do you make them? Cheers

    • Angela August 21, 2020 / 1:26 pm

      crocheted, I would have to dig the pattern up 🙂

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