gritting my teeth

Yesterday was a difficult day and I am trying very, very hard not to rant.  There are some days when everything is hard–due to the virus restrictions–and my blood pressure most certainly soars.

And I am not going to bore you with my complaints and whining.

Needless to say, I wish I lived in one of those states that was opening soon.   As a “high risk” person, I will certainly be avoiding crowds and I will be self-isolating.  I’ll be eliminating all unnecessary shopping trips and will wear a mask everywhere.  I will take care of myself.  But I think I should be able to go to the dump and the bank, among other places.

I think I should be able to walk on the beach.  I should be able to see my doctors.

If our governor has her way, we’ll be on lock down for two months, if not more.  That is one hell of a long time.  Especially after a year of breast cancer.

The walls are closing in.

Yesterday I “auditioned” fabric for the sides of my scrappy “isolation quilt”.  What started out as a simple project to fill up the hours evolved into something much prettier than I had imagined.  So I had to up my game when it came to selecting the side-setting triangles, which will frame those 50 blocks.

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This project did not go well.  I ended up ordering some fabric from a quilt shop in Great Falls, Montana.  It may or may not work, but at least the fabric was half price.  Plus I supported a local store.

Forget “Take Out Friday”.  Yesterday, after spending an hour or two cleaning up the fabric mess, I declared it to be “Take Out Thursday”.  Last night we supported one of our favorite places, Tony’s Pizza.  I ordered a large salad and a large pepperoni and mushroom pizza (I parked in a space near their door and they delivered the food to the back of my car).  Banjo Man and I turned on the tv and dug in as if we’d never eaten pizza before.

Thus ended five weeks of quarantine.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to gritting my teeth

  1. Marge Fridrich says:

    Seems as though it is time for some funny stories.
    You can let me know when you have had enough.
    Looking forward to the quilt.

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