While in some ways, seem to be gradually pulling myself together, in other ways not so much. I have been catching up on sleep, a midday nap only went a few hours, and I feel almost my former self, but the nights are still difficult. This ongoing isolation has really sapped my resilience, and I don't seem to have found any way to refill that. Fortunately? I am hella stubborn, and persist in continuing through this shadowed valley step by step.
made good progress on the current batch of preserves: five jars of blood orange marmalade cooling down on the countertop, awesome sauce is mostly thickened up and ready to process, and strawberry rhubarb needs a bit more time...
working on a prototype of mesh lingerie laundry bag... My current wash bags, from Amazon, have shredded apart in the washing machine, not along the seams, but in the middle of the fabric? Some medium mesh from Seattle Fabrics seemed a way to DIY something a bit more robust. (a Very Old mesh wash bag made of similar fabric that is still in useable condition after more than 15 years)...,
Neighbor Alan digging up the ground next to my alley fence in the backyard found some giant roots today, which slowed things down. I am definitely going to give him a good tip, as the project has been a lot more work than he or I expected. I found the folding saw a wonderful help in cutting the largest roots to a size to fit in the yard waste bin.
One of the first necessary things to do when fully immunised is to revisit getting my dental and periodontal work done. I am fearful that the year plus delay in getting surgery is going to result in my losing the molar that was in dire need of help. From time to time there are "twinges" when I chew, which never happened before, and surely the perio problems have not solved themselves, despite my brushing/flossing/waterpik, none of which can have any healing effect on the underneath of the tooth roots and inside my jawbone... sigh...
thinking about the Storm Maker Challenge for April - Scribal which would be fun. I so miss interactive creative activities, and making things in tandem with other folks. Plus there is this amazing beautiful medieval manuscript (the Peterborough Psalter) I recently found online access to, which is very inspiring...
April SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||wire planter cage ||cover smaller sleeve board||yard waste bin|
|2||prototype mesh wash bag||cover larger sleeve board||recycle bin |
|3||5 jars blood orange marmalade||baby plants repotted ||bag of fabric |
|4||3 jars Awesome sauce ||x||bag of fabric|
|5||x||x||bag of fabric|
|6||x||x||bag of fabric|