What a long strange week it has been. Today I am thankful for three day weekends. It means I might make it though next week. As you might guess, COVID is in full swing here. Because the schools are prohibited by law from doing anything to mitigate the spread, it is running through fast and hard. Some kids choose to wear masks, but mandating of masks and quarantines are both forbidden here. And so we cover for sick teachers when the sub pool has been depleted and hope that it gets better soon. There is a daily influx of emails from students about makeup work. I am also thankful for Google Classroom so that I can post everything digitally. I can't imagine trying to keep up with emailing work to 20 kids every day with three different preps. For the most part at least one member of each lab group has been present and able to share lab data with those at home. I am also thankful that they all stay in contact digitally so the absent kids are aware of what we are doing.
Just as I was settled into the new COVID routine at school Sydney decided to fall down at Lacrosse practice and may have fractured her wrist. They had her casted and ready to discharge before the radiology report came back. He thinks it is a bone spur and not a fracture at all. So on Monday we will see a hand surgeon and he can break the tie. A fracture would probably be the end a season yet to begin. She is in good spirits and finds it all incredibly funny so far. That might change it it last for longer than the weekend.
I am caught up on my reds for the most part and hope to make some progress on these Irish Chains. I need more alternate blocks and then I can dig into the partially assembled nine and four patch bins to puzzle some more of the main blocks together. It is strange to work with randomly scrappy blocks after spending so many years on one color at a time. I also have a bag of red crumb blocks for placemats and some tiny scraps to use for little log cabins.
I hope you have some fun sewing plans for the weekend as well. Mr. Linky is below. We would love to see what you have going on with your red scraps so far.
Wow, you really can't catch a break there! I can't imagine what it is like in schools right now, and I really hope things improve soon. Good luck with Sydney's wrist! Love the Irish Chain blocks!
Oh My what a fabulous sunrise shot. Thanks!! Best wishes for a fast recovery for Sydney.
Enjoy your 3 days weekend sewing and resting your mind from all those problems, we just can't control, we know you are doing your best.
Hooray for a long weekend! I hope you have time to rest, recharge, and play with those pretty scrappy blocks. Best wishes that Sydney's injury is an easy one to deal with!
Ohhh sorry to hear about that fracture!! Hope she heals quickly...
Love your Irish Chain progress-- hugs, Julierose
I hope you can stay safe in the classroom and not get sick again as we know that can happen. Hope the arm wasn't broke!
Poor Sydney, hope it turns out okay. Love your scrappy Irish chains. I hope sewing them can help when dealing with the insanity at work. Hang in there!
So interesting that the covid rules you are living with are opposite to the rules we are living with. I am curious to see how that will play out in the future. It's like one big social experiment!
I can sympathize with the disabled wrist! I think it is good for everyone to get this sickness and get well after a week so we can all move on to wellness soon!
Oh no! I hope it is the lesser of the two so she can play this season. Enjoy the 3 day weekend - I think we all need the extra day this week.
you probably know teachers and kids around the country are having "sick ins" to protest handling of the infections... what an unnecessary fiasco this is because some people think they have the right to spread infections. It's backward thinking. Thanks for being a voice of reason in your area. My friend is a nurse in Tampa and she is so disgusted with how this is handled there.
remember that old movie where a news guy has all his followers open windows and yell out "I'm mad as H-ll and not going to take it any more!!!" ?
I've used a tiny scrap of RED. That's it so far! Working on the Declutter Challenge 2022 @ Just Get It Done Quilts in order to make a dent in the madness that is my new studio. The longarm is back and ready to be setup... If only there was a clear space to accept it!!
Hello from Missouri
26 and snow on ground.
Love seeing everyones red scrap projects. I am playing along this year and am doing several different blocks. Don't have a blog site so no url how do I post pictures?
ps. Hubby is retired teacher the modern technology knocked him out of the profession or he would still be doing what he loves. Hang in there in years to come the kids will remember you and what you did for them.
Don't worry, schools here ARE fully mitigating as much as possible and KY has hit a record number of new cases the last couple of days. So it doesn't seem to make any difference. The good thing is it doesn't seem to be as bad as the flu some years. Pray this will be over in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for the beach shots. I'm used to seeing them in person this time of year. Didn't make it down this year.
Hang in there and be safe. By March this should subside hopefully.
Praying for the best results for Sydney.
So sorry about the fall! What a challenge!!
Love yor irish chains progress!
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