Missed hair app, missed manicures, missed eyebrow wax and a missed dental appointment. Missed coffee with friends, missed lunches out and missed gym sessions. And most importantly of all – missed visits (and hugs) to and from my children and grandchildren. Time-filling has been somewhat different these past ten weeks or so.
Husband and I continue to play Scrabble after years of the box gathering dust. For me, the concentration required to win (it’s actually roughly 50/50) fills my mind and prevents it from dwelling on that which I’d rather it didn’t. We play most afternoons and the cup of coffee I make before we sit down is sometimes accompanied by a slice of cake, though of course, as a Slimming World member, it really shouldn’t be. Unlike some, we have not gained weight during the lockdown. Indeed I have lost 5lb – not enough but in the right direction. Guess which slice is mine! No cakes this week as the oven has been playing up. A new element has been ordered.
I’ve made a few cards, done a bit of sewing, and I’ve read….lots, but I think I’ll save that for another post. I’m rather limited in my crocheting skills but have found a Youtube tutorial to help me learn a couple of new stitches but meanwhile here’s what I’ve completed recently. The gold/grey one is for my daughter, the green/blue one is a garden blanket intended for cool evenings and the other echoes the colours in a couple of stripey cushions in the sitting room and will wait in readiness for grandchildren who want a lie down or to build a den!
I’d imagined filling in some of the time by watching some daytime television, in particular a couple of series that I’d missed at the time, but apart from a few episodes of Escape to the Country, I’ve not bothered.
This week, I’ve been doing a little research into gazebos (very necessary in our south-facing garden). We had one that lasted years but had eventually had hits day. I’m now on the look out for a replacement. I found one which I really liked but disappointingly, it has to be fixed to a wall and we have hung tiles just in the spot it would need attaching. Anyhow, we eventually found one that was a reasonable price and it’s being delivered tomorrow. Just want that sunshine to return now.