Has anything changed at your home? Especially if you have children, I am assuming it has! It has been amazing to me to see what my parent friends and my teacher friends are doing to keep my favorite population engaged, learning, healthy, and happy. Cheers to you!!!
I have been trying to think of things that will bring a smile and possibly be helpful to others during this time of Covid. My first idea was to make posters of a friendly greeting to have in the window as people walked by. (On a side note....I have really noticed who in my neighborhood has a gym membership, because all of a sudden, they are playing with their dogs outside.)
The weather turned cold at the same time and limited the number of people getting out, so I only got to isolation play with one person this way. I'm not a quitter, though, and I already did the work, so.... I texted it and messaged it to many friends, especially if I knew they were having some trouble with isolation or have a stressful job or even if I was just missing them extra.
Next, I am participating in the "Going on a Bear Hunt" walk. Have you heard of it? People put stuffed bears somewhere on their porch or in their window and then families go for a walk looking for them. My bear has a little homemade medical mask to keep the germs out. He also shares another important message. "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" haha, oh, yes, I have been isolated too long!
Today, I am going to pick up material that has been prewashed, cut, and ironed to make reusable medical masks for area heath care workers and community service heroes. I am really excited about this one (I would sew all the time if the material came prewashed, cut, and ironed). I think this kind of thing is happening all over the country. If you'd like to find something similar, the FB group I found was called Medical Masks for Bozeman. The video instructions are here: You Tube Medical Mask Tutorial
Note: I purchased a heater filter that had allergen, bacteria, and virus filtering properties to cut up and place inside the masks that I made for us. I believe that place that the masks are being donated to have their own filters.
I really want to know what you are doing to stay occupied!!! Leave a comment below!
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.