I don't know about you, but this is week seven for me to shelter-in. I've been blessed to not know anyone who has COVID-19, and there've only been seven cases diagnosed in my county. But I'm not ready to go back to normal...
There have been silver linings in the past seven weeks. I've learned how to draw alphabet animals...meet Larry:
He's supposed to be a dinosaur, but he looks more like a hippo. The thing is, I had no idea I could draw anything that even looked like a hippo. You can find directions for alphabet drawing on Pinterest, or just google alphabet drawings. It's a great way to relax, and I can see using the drawings in cards and notes to others.
Another thing I found on the internet was how to make masks. I've probably made thirty or more for friends and friends of friends. It only takes about twenty minutes from start to finish, so it's not a big investment of time. Below are a few I made last week.
There've been other silver linings to this virus. I'm seeing couples spend more time with each other and their kids. One husband even joked that he'd discovered the woman sitting on the couch with him was his wife--she stays so caught up in her work that she rarely took the time to just 'be' with him. This time has been good for them to reconnect.
While this has been a devasting thing to happen to our country, and I haven't been able to write one word on my next book, it's not all been bad.
What silver linings have you found during this time?