Some thoughts on self-quarantining.
A self-portrait. We make our own fun around here.

Hey, all.

I don’t have a proper post for you today. I’ve been working on a post about measuring flat pattern pieces (and a companion video), and I don’t like it yet. I’m close, but it’s not right, so I’d rather not share it.

Like many (most, at this point?) of you, I’ve been self-quarantining. My husband is working from home for the next month, and my sons (4K and 3rd grade) are off until at least April 13. In the meantime, I’m figuring out what our days look like and how to homeschool (never thought I’d say that) the boys.

My state’s governor this week banned groups of more than 10 people and closed indoor malls, eat-in restaurants, and places of worship, among other things. It’s beyond belief, except that it’s true.

I’ve struggled to figure out when and how I’m going to work on Sie Macht stuff. I’ll need you bear with me as I devised a plan. This time of the year always is hard for me. It’s the tail end of winter, meaning that it’s not insanely cold *most* of the time. But, it’s still not particularly pleasant for outdoor play. I get sick of outside times fairly fast when the temp doesn’t get higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit on a “warm” day.

What’s more, March 1 (2018) is when my mom passed, and March 20 is her birthday. So there’s a big part of the month where I feel fairly mopey.

I don’t want to whine or feel sorry for myself. Mostly I’m trying to feel feelings and treat myself with kindness. Things are shitty all around, and I recognize that all things considered, I have it pretty darn good. I don’t have an employer to please, and child care for the boys is a foregone conclusion. Those of you who are balancing both are amazing humans who deserve a stiff drink, a massage, and 16 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Hubs keeps pointing out that this is temporary, so I’m shrugging, sighing, and carrying on the best I can. I hope you are, too. It’s all you can do.

I’ll getcha a post next week, how’s that sound? (And if I can’t, I’ll do another one of these types of posts.)

Take care, sewing friends. โค