Saturday, September 26, 2020

Time Marches on

 We had our first positive Covid case at school this week.  It was only a matter of time, but it was still shocking how much it disrupted everything.  There were kids streaming down to the office and getting sent home for the next two weeks.  Then the second parade started of kids with possible contact who don't have to quarantine.  It didn't take long for them to start doing the math to figure out who the positive case was based on seating charts comparing to physical location of kids who got each type of letter in each class.  I've got several kids in my afternoon class who are now online learners.  At least for now. 

Another teacher went on leave for the rest of the semester, so we are down three so far.  I think that will be the thing that closes us down.  Subs are hard to find right now.  On a brighter note though, the teaching part is getting easier.  The kids are adjusting to the new routine and we are all starting to bond.  Times of crisis do bring people together.  The staff has never been so helpful and supportive of one another before.  

I spent most of last weekend ironing and cutting scraps.  It was restful and meditative.  I didn't get to the the sewing part yet, but I have plenty of the right sizes ready for all my blocks this month and to make up for last.  

Saturday, September 19, 2020

ScrapHappy Saturday - Painting the Town

Each week gets longer and stranger than the last.  The new normal is starting to fall into a pattern.  Kids go out on quarantine and then show up as online learners.  My kids all let me know when they are going to be out that it is NOT because they have Covid.  It is all so strange.  Having a weekend to look forward to has never been more important to getting through it all.  There is nothing special on the schedule this weekend, so sewing sounds like a great plan.  I haven't really started to dig into red yet.  That will be fun!

Saturday, September 12, 2020


What a time to be working on red.  I picked the colors all in December, not knowing what 2020 was planning on throwing at us.  Just when you think that life can't turn into more of a terrible future dystopian novel.  All the more reason to stay in and sew?  We have some tropical system that might turn into Sally or Teddy sitting off of the coast, so I think that it might be a rainy day.  Again, a good reason to stay in and sew.  Anna is coming home though, so I'l probably be spending some time with her instead.  I hope you are finding some time to play with your scraps though.  I hear it is good for your mental health. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

ScrapHappy Saturday - Long Red Weekend

I hope those in the US are looking forward to a long holiday weekend.  I've only been.  It has been 4 weeks since teachers went back to school and 2 weeks for the students, but everyone is ready for a bit of a break.  Settling in to a new routine is always hard, but this year is a much bigger adjustment, so  I will enjoy having an extra day to get my bearings and try to keep figuring things out.