Greetings from Quarantine

Greetings, my friends! 

I know it has been a while since I have been able to sit down and really write; I've tried a couple times, but nothing really seemed right. However, I did want to sit down for a few moments to check in with everyone...see how everyone is, and to give a quick update on what is going on so far.

Since last we chatted, the world has turned upside down in a way. These are unprecedented and scary times we are living in. So I want to say the most important thing is I hope that everyone is well and safe at home with their families and healthy.

I try to keep things light and cheery here, but sometimes there are events that are too big to ignore and need to be mentioned. Just because I don't give primary focus to these events doesn't mean that I take them lightly, just that I think we all are freaked out enough that I want to provide a safe place for us.

But, I have been trying to do my part to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. I have been working from home for about 2 weeks now, and my husband and daughter both have been home, too (they are a school teacher, and 5th grader, respectively). And, aside for going to get groceries, we haven't been out of the house.

With the crisis, some of the events that I had been scheduled to attend have been moved to allow for time for social distancing to reduce the spread of the illness. I have to say this has been a relief for me because my first show was going to be the end of April/beginning of May, and I was a little nervous about going. So I'm glad that was delayed, even though I am sad I won't get to see everyone. It also is good that I have a chance to build my stock up a little more.

Things have been crazy at my day job as we transition to remote working assignments while still working on some major projects. This means I've been working longer hours there, so I am glad for the additional time so that I can have a chance to make some new friends to bring with me.

Other than that, it's just been puttering around the house; watching movies with the family; checking in with my father (via text and phone) a couple times a day; crocheting; and working.

I'm still posting daily pictures over on my Instagram feed (@lilluvvies), and it is still a silly, fun space, if you need to get away from the real world for a while.

There really is nothing insightful that I have to say about what we are experiencing, except this is a time to be kinder and more compassionate of our fellow man and work to look out for everyone's best interests, and that I believe if we do that we will recover from this and be even stronger than we were before.

In the meantime, I will try to pop in with some posts about what is going on with my crochet, but I understand how trivial my musings are in a time like this.

I am sending love and hugs to each and every one of you and hope that you stay well.

Until we talk again.

Hugs and cuddles,

Elisha

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