To say it’s been an interesting week is putting it mildly. I’m not sure if any of you have experienced any of the hysteria based behaviour, but it is fully in force here in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
Just a reminder that through the stress and anxiety, we all need to remain calm, be considerate of others; both their fears and any assistance we might be able to offer, and try to find some humour in having to lock ourselves in our sewing rooms or studios in order to remain healthy (physically, mentally and spiritually). I know it’s a huge sacrifice, but our stashes will thank us.
My week started with foregoing my Guild’s monthly meeting. I had a bit of a cough and didn’t want to alarm any of our members or share what I was sure was a spring cold. Tuesday I had to take DH to see the surgeon regarding a knee replacement surgery. It was snowing and on the way home, I hit some slush and the car went in to a full skid towards oncoming traffic. The red Subaru managed to avoid me just fine as I was fishtailing and skidding like crazy. The RCMP cruiser managed to come to a full stop so I could steer around him and continue on my way. On Friday we had to go back to town (an hours drive each way) to pick up DH’s prescriptions. As per my usual routine we stopped at the grocery store for fresh fruit and veggies, milk and a couple of other items on my list (8 in total). I should have known by the packed parking lot and lack of carts that it was going to be a gong show. The shelves were empty of tp, cleaning and disinfecting items, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, beans were gone. The freezers were devoid of any frozen fruit or vegetables. On top of that people were rude and pushy. The checkout lines went right back down the aisles. I waited approximately 3/4 of an hour and was next in line. An elderly gentleman walked by looking to see if there was an express line. He had a can of comet and some dish soap. I asked him if he’d like to go in front of me. When he did, several people behind us swore at me. I was shocked at this awful example of how some people are reacting to the fear and panic. I think now I will avoid the grocery store and do without rather than have to deal with this disappointing type of behaviour.
On the other hand I myself have been having a wonderful week!
Here’s last weeks list of goals:
1. Satisfy the mighty squirrel and get the pattern test fabric pulled, cut and pieced. Fabric is pulled, cut and piecing has begun.
2. Get the binding and label on Star Crossed Plaid. Binding is being hand sewn tonight.
3. Finish the top for my project for Project Quilting 11.5 Give It Away Challenge. if I can manage to quilt it and get the binding on I’d be happy. The fundraiser is postponed until possibly June.
4. Finish my Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop project. Sandwiched and quilting has begun.
5. Take DH to see the surgeon about his knee replacement on Tuesday. Surgery will be scheduled ASAP.
6. Keep knitting my socks. Only two more rows finished.
7. Cut more strips for my rag rug. Done and ready to work with.
8. Attend a workshop at our Guild on Saturday. We are starting a crochet pattern that looks like too much fun and is being taught by one of our newer Guild members. I did attend and this will likely be the last event at our Guild until the risk is lessened for our membership. The majority of us are 60- 85 years old and several of the 120 members are in the high risk category.
Our meetings and classes are cancelled at the Guild until May or ? We did the responsible thing and had our discussion and vote via email last night. Reminders will be going out to our members along with the most up to date links for contact information for access to medical consultations, locations of the testing sites and reminders of safe practises.
My goals for next week are to continue on with last week’s list, enjoy the Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop which starts March 18, make my Project Quilting 11.6 Vibrant and Vivacious Project, keep working on my scrappy blocks for the Star Kissed Quilt Along and hopefully work on doing the quilting on this little beauty which is sandwiched and waiting its turn under the needle:
How has your week gone? What are you working on?
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