The days just slide by

This weekend I had a long conversation with a friend about covid / lockdown / 2020 mess. Her point was that we should stay inside and be as safe as possible, treating any are out of your house as hot lava, to be avoided and if forced to go over it, as quickly as possible. I don’t necessarily disagree, but I will admit that the dog has gotten more walks than normal this year and I don’t wear a mask. Okay, try to hold down your gasp. I’m very sorry. But it’s my understanding that outdoors, unless there are a lot of people in the area, aren’t as much a risk factor. And honestly, why would I go anywhere with people? This year has been great as far as avoiding pesky humans.

My point in bringing this up is that I am having no problem keeping myself entertained in lockdown. I pick up food. I go to work once a week (work more than that at home). I walk the dog. Basically, all done.

So what do I do with all this home time? Trust me, I have no problems.

First of all, as I mentioned, I am participating in NaNoWriMo. Getting those 1667 words in every day just eats up time. Current word count: 37,625. 8 days to finish (get to 50,000).

Second, as I mentioned, the outdoors calls. For the second weekend I went out to Basket Slough hoping to find a Short Eared Owl. No luck. I didn’t see the reported American Tree Sparrow or Gyrfalcon either. But I did see…

I even found a little time to sit down and do some painting. Boy, those painting muscles atrophy quick!


Enjoyably, I actually sold a couple of small paintings I did this spring. A holiday present for someone special.


After some consideration, I have decided to re-sign-up for Ruth Armitage‘s mentorship workshop “Roaring 20’s”. I am working on coming up with a worthy goal.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season. In spite of my teasing, please follow guidelines. You never know who’s life you will save.