I'm not a social butterfly so staying home isn't a real hardship for me. My son went to work Monday through Wednesday before he was sent home. At this point they've told to return on Monday, April 6, but that may change as circumstances dictate. He told me it will feel strange to be at home for so long, so I've offered to make a list of things for him to do. Funny, he hasn't taken me up on my offer as yet.
In the meantime I'm keeping busy with painting, crocheting, reading, and watching television. I did go out briefly on Monday to pick up a few groceries and on Tuesday to get more paint but I won't be going out again for awhile unless necessary. We have lots of food in the house and when I run out of paint, I'll start doing some deep cleaning.
When I was at the grocery store on Monday they were nearly out of toilet paper, but the oddest thing I saw was the empty unit that normally holds bagged potatoes. Of course, that was one of the items I was there for - I did get five reasonably sized potatoes from the pile of loose potatoes, but was shocked when I got home, read the receipt and realized I'd paid nearly $5 for them! For the next while, rice and pasta will be the mainstays around here. That and eggs because I bought when they were on sale!
I've finished painting both spare bedrooms, the hall, and most of my master bedroom. I still have the one wall (the darker one) to finish. I'll use the paint I used for the bathrooms as it is slightly darker than the new color so that it creates a feature wall behind the bed.
Next up is the basement, as I am hiring professionals to complete the painting of the kitchen, living room, front foyer, and basement stairwell. I don't have either the equipment nor the height to manage to properly manage painting those walls.
I did allow the company representative into my home on Saturday to provide a quote. I was thrilled when it came less than I had anticipated, plus I got a 10% discount for signing the agreement that day. We managed to keep a social distance from one another and I ensured I wiped down anything she may have touched with disinfectant wipes when she left. The work won't happen until May at the earliest but I'll be thrilled to have it done.
In between painting and cleaning up after painting, I've been watching curling. While this year's women's worlds has been cancelled, TSN has been replaying the last two year's games. I know who won the final but not the other games or at least the details of the games. In other words, I'm enjoying seeing the replays!
My newest crochet project is a new pillow cover. This is the photo I snagged from the website, isn't it pretty? I had purchased some blue yarn from the thrift store a few weeks ago and when I opened it up I discovered it is "scratchy" yarn. I can't/won't use it for a sweater since I can't stand that itchy feeling but decided as pillow covers it would be fine. I've nearing completing the first piece (the front) and will use some cream material I have for the back. For the flowers and leaves I have bits and pieces from past projects I can use, and since my yarn is blue I'll likely use white for some of the flowers. I doubt it will look as professional as the one on the website but I'll do my best!
The weather has been up and down here all week. We had a bit of snow, some colder temperatures but the weekend has been quite nice. When the sun room warms up the sun room I've been letting the cats out to enjoy the warmth and the sun puddles. They've both been happy. I've yet to manage to find time to actually go out and enjoy it myself, silly me. Next week for certain as we're going to reach 11C (52F) on Monday! I'm going to take a day off from painting and housecleaning and just relax. At least that's what I'm telling myself right now.
How are you managing with this pandemic? My friend J in the UK is being asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks! I can't imagine doing so but I know it is for the safety of seniors and those with underlying health issues that this recommendation has been made. As another blogger said, better to be safe than sorry. I know others are working from home and every one is limiting their social interactions to a minimum. I am hopeful that we will all come through this time unscathed.
Take care of yourselves, your families (furbabies included), and stay well! Let's all be like the cats, relax, take plenty of naps, and wash, wash, wash.