Well, I’ve returned from a long hiatus. I didn’t realize so much time had elapsed since the last time I written, apologies. Quite a bit of things happened, life.
*knock on wood* haven’t lost anyone close to me due to the Pandemic, but other people have and my heart breaks for them.
I lost two family members late Fall 2019. I don’t want to lose any more.
Things are good. Work is good. Home life is good. I’ve 100% embraced living indoors – I have literally trained for this! I kid, I kid… not really. I am definitely a homebody, anyone who knows me well in real life is already aware of this.
I bought a new desk from IKEA last spring to help out with my home office / craft room combo. I was using just one desk for everything but it was getting a little crazy. Now the room is essentially split in half. Moved out a rather large old dresser of my boyfriends’ and made room to move my IKEA shelving system. It’s still pretty unorganized because I don’t know where all I want things and this room is on the small side.
As many others, I’ve put on weight during this weird time we’re in. Unlike my initial grumblings of how bad I’ve let myself get, I am accepting it. Not going to tell you that I won’t put on more (hahaha) but that isn’t the plan. I intend to continue eating better. Lately, I have large serving of veggies per lunch & dinner and moving more.
I bought a new Apple Watch last May. You guys, I was super intimidated for the first couple months because I was a long-time FitBit user and utterly confused. So many moving parts (apps!). Late last month, a friend shared some bits of handy info about it, so I’m not gaming the system, but rather using it more efficiently. I am not a fan of not being able to sleep with it, like I could with the FitBit as the battery doesn’t last near as long.
Last Fall, I became an Aunt again! My sister in England had her baby boy and you guys, he is the most adorable little baby I’ve seen in awhile. Yeah, I’m biased. Once the Dark Times aren’t so scary, I’d like to go visit them. 🙂
Painting has improved. Once I figure out things, I want to post a few pieces and maybe a page of “In Progress” items on here. I have a Facebook page dedicated to it but I think I messed up during the setup and I guess I have a business now? It’s not – but oops? Recently started using Oils and Watercolors but I’m not super excited about them as I’m not comfortable yet. Bought more sets of acrylic paints. It’s an obsession. I sold one painting in Fall of 2019 to a coworker friend. I had some finished pieces on display at my desk – not to like sell or anything, mainly for people to look at. I haven’t been at my desk in ages, probably a layer of dust on everything. shudders
Another obsession: Sloths. Baby sloths; adult sloths; any kind of sloths! They’re super adorable and I have a small collection going on here at home: stuffed animals; paintings; little figurines. And Calendars!
Well, let’s just cross our fingers and hope this year is better than the last.
Wear your mask + socially distant + be kind.