Everyone I know is doing the best they can during these days of unease. We're not suffering personally, but I know others are. There's definitely been a sense of pulling together, sharing and caring exhibited in our little community and for that I'm all the more thankful than ever for where we live.
Yesterday daughter and I decided to combine our grocery orders thinking it would be easier on those wonderful people manning our stores still open for food distribution. The public is no longer allowed within the stores, but they are taking orders by phone or e-mail, and then calling when an order is ready to be picked up. I gave dear daughter my list and she engineered everything. All concerned couldn't have been more pleasant, all went very smoothly and only a couple items were not available.
Papa Pea and I have been doing a bit of cleaning, sorting and organizing and had a large amount of old cardboard boxes that needed to go to our Recycling Center. He had heard a rumor the center was closed, but after I made a couple phone calls late Wednesday afternoon, a really pleasant guy I spoke with said the center was open, but I should probably get there soon as things were changing day-to-day. So we loaded up our Suburban early yesterday (Thursday) with all our recyclable goods, made a town run to get gas in the truck, put some things in the mailbox outside the Post Office and take our load to recycling. All went well until we were unable to turn into the Recycling Center area. The entry was cordoned off with a sign that said they were closed until further notice.
Although I haven't made much quilting time for myself, this spring wall hanging now needs only the final outer boarder on the one side before it can be sandwiched and quilted. Even though the center flowers turned out to be a piecing nightmare, I think I'll be happy when it's all done. I also know it would have gone better if I had taken the time to stick with the cutting and piecing of all those little pieces in the right order rather than doing it with a start-and-stop, ten minutes here, twenty minutes there approach.
Since I always seem to need to have a pair of socks on my needles, this great variegated red yarn is the start of another pair for my daughter. I just gave her a super-soft, blue striped pair which was a hit. (Forgot to take a photo to show you.)
If I don't feel like knitting when couch times rolls around last thing at night, I'm paging through one of my much-used cookbooks looking for new and interesting meals to put on the table. We all need to keep our immune systems nourished and strong now more than ever.
In our ongoing search for the best possible diet for our bodies, Papa Pea has been reading aloud to us for a short period each day from this book he's come across.
For my book to read together, I'm concentrating on keeping our heads on the right track. With luck, both books and the info contained within will bring benefits.
Stay well and safe, everyone.
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