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.