Surviving lockdown.

It’s been a couple of months since this crazy Covid-19 pandemic locked down the world and it’s been more devastating for some than to others but I think that the majority of us had to make some adjustments to our daily routine. I know for me my day would now start with my cup of coffee and getting myself mentally prepared to not be able to do what I want to do. My original routine would usually start with breakfast, packing lunch, dropping off the kiddos at school, and when I would get back home get breakfast for my hubby and me, and then I would do my projects, shopping, and/or painting. I would now have to harass my 15-year-old to wake up to go online and start doing school work, prepare breakfast and try to sit with my 10-year-old to walk him through his workday (with Fortnite close to his fingertips, not an easy task), harass my 15-year-old to wake up in between (oh, I already said that – but it usually starts at 9:30 am till 11 am- until she wakes up – so I go up and down the stairs several times in the morning until she rises from slumber). I serve breakfast to my hubby because once his day starts he gets superglued to his desk with back to back conference calls. Once, everyone is at their post and working; the husband behind closed doors on conference calls, my daughter with her homemade pancakes upstairs starting her school work, the dog has been told to be quiet multiple times, me with coffee at hand, I now summons to sit with my son and walk him through every task that needs to be completed. Assisting my children to do school work would be easy if we didn’t have Fortnite (urgggg) but we have managed. I have found myself after the completion of the school day which, I am usually done with my son by 11:30 am, then he is on his own, I need to jump on the treadmill, run for an hour, serve lunch and then I go outside to do some gardening, yay. I have added some new garden beds, changed out some plants, and have been caring for some fruiting trees. The garden has changed a lot since I usually escape for 1-2 hours at a time, I made tomato cages and a folding trellis from farm fencing panels found at Tractor Supply stores I will post some pics in a separate post. With my time being limited I have found myself putting painting on the back burner and my art studio became a crazy craft room, I’ve been planting seeds, upcycling and painting furniture, and doing a lot of DIY projects just like a lot of other people.

art studio now
art studio now

I did manage to build shelves in the closet from some leftover wood I had from my pantry build-out at the commence of everything but it’s still a mess.

Closet shelves

I had to pull out my sewing machine to make some masks and I have Lavender that I cut from my plants all over the floor drying but for some bizarre reason found myself for this great need to upcycle some of my husbands’ old jeans and made this cute apron that I got the idea from online.

Apron
Apron

It was fun and cute to make. I made a few masks and then I have stalled in making anymore, I am currently working on finishing those this weekend so I can put the sewing machine away and perhaps paint again and put painting back in my routine once school is over this coming wIt was fun and cute to make. I made a few masks and then I have stalled in making anymore, I am currently working on finishing those this weekend so I can put the sewing machine away and perhaps paint again and put painting back in my routine once school is over this coming week.

I hope to start posting regularly first with my gardening and interjecting some painting post once I am back at the easel.

I hope everyone has stayed healthy and safe.

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