My husband & I just got back from voting. Today, multiple states were supposed to hold their Democratic primaries and while some postponed because of the COVID-19, our voting went on as usual. We were informed to bring our own pens & keep our social distance. Not surprisingly, we were the only two people within the immediate vicinity other than the poll workers.
On our way home, I reached for my husband's hand and he pulled his hand away from mine.
Of course, I got super pouty.
I can never just let an emotion simmer so I told him what he did, how he made me feel and his response that our hands were contaminated.
Even though we used our pens at the booth, we used their pens to sign the electronic pads & then he went on about how the one woman was using a tissue before we came in.
Ladies & gentlemen, if you did not know, I am married to someone with OCD. Real OCD. Not, I like one color of m&m because I need to be the center of attention or I like to keep my things clean and organized to my liking. REAL OCD. Also, my husband also has about half function of his lungs & his last pulmonologist visit included the doctor mentioning supplemental oxygen for at home because his blood oxygen levels are sitting around 94%. Not to mention the heart defect he was born with(plus all his other health issues but I could type many, many blogs to try and cover it all).
I feel super nervous, y'all. Not gonna lie.
I am putting on my strong face and have been working hard to prepare our home in case we are quarantined & with that, I keep thinking of what we can do. I imagine that is in a lot of people's minds right now, as kids are suddenly no longer in school, state parks are closed, beaches are closing down here, even. It's cold in some areas, mud in others, and way too hot in Florida already.
For us, we are always home. We homeschool, I work from home & usually when we leave the house it's for groceries, photoshoots, hiking, parks with the kids. I feel like my day-to-day has not really changed that much, just that I am isolating myself well & really cleaning my hands up super well after I go out of the house. Something I did hear on the news was the change your clothes when you get home from out & about, too, so that is something I have adopted. I figure, that laundry mountain isn't going to build itself.
What changes have you felt? What are you implementing?
I am seeing so many events canceling and I have had to say goodbye to the one show I have planned so far this year, Allentown Fiber Festival. I have been wondering what ways we could remedy this and create maybe some virtual and online events. Other creators have been starting things up, including Virtual Knit Nights, etc.
Have you seen anything like this? Have you participated? I would be interested in sitting in on a virtual knit night but I am always SO shy and quiet(until I am not).
Once I heard that a friend of my husband's was quarantined, I told my husband to reach out and see if he wants to work on a music project together, so his friend doesn't lose his mind pacing his NYC apartment. Reaching out to those in quarantine in ways that they can still be isolated but stimulated seems like something that would be nice.
I think it is a great time to reach out and connect to those people you have put off. Pick up the phone, do a video chat, send an email. Tell everyone you love how much you love them and help the world smile.
Take time for YOURSELF. Read about the things that interest you. Learn the things you've put off. Pick up a DIY project you've put off. Dig through WIP mountain & find something that you had forgotten to finish but you honestly love.
What other things do you recommend people to do while they are having to deal with quarantines, isolation and just settling in as a good and proper witch of the wood?
p.s. I am getting super excited to start sharing food here. I am obsessed.
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