Creating Our Own Happiness

15 Nov

When the high point of my day was reporting both dogs’ bowel movements after our morning walk, I knew it was time to take action. The daily routine of COVID isolation was getting to me. When an invitation showed in my inbox for a Zoom “Painting Circle” with my friend and teacher, Connie Solera, I didn’t hesitate to sign up.

Gazing at the far horizon.
Night time musings.
Not Knowing.

I have also subscribed to Audible, audiobooks. Laying in the hammock to read, makes me feel lazy and puts me to sleep. Listening to The Secret Room by Corrie Tenboom or some equally interesting book, both inspires and motivates. I can prep dinner, clean out the refrigerator or give the dog a bath, all things I tend to put off, while feeling accomplished and lifting my spirits.

I have also picked up my crochet hook and am working on a colorful afghan during the evening TV time. I have told my mother-in-law Alice that the blanket is a gift for a friend who is expecting a baby. That way she can ooo and aaah without knowing it is a gift for her.

As Covid quarantine stretches on for months and perhaps years, reading about what the Jews who hid out during WWII experienced keeps me humble. I suppose reading The Diary of a Young Girl could also be added to the audio list. Keep occupied, look out for your neighbors and please, wear a mask.


5 Responses to “Creating Our Own Happiness”

  1. Jack Scott November 16, 2020 at 3:58 am #

    Finding our own way is the only way to stay sane while keeping safe!


  2. Emilie November 19, 2020 at 5:33 am #

    I envy your crochet work. I’ve tried to crochet and knit in the past and always end up with just a mess. I suppose I could get better if I worked with a mentor of some kind, but unfortunately this isn’t the time to do that.
    During these times of Covid, I am thankful for two things: I am retired so I haven’t had to figure out how to earn a living, and I live in a wonderful climate so I’m able to have friends over on my patio for coffee or a meal as long as we keep a safe distance.
    Keep staying safe, and keep up the beautiful crochet work.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 21, 2020 at 8:42 am #

      I learned to knit young but always liked the free form of crochet. There are folks who use no patterns. Reading a pattern is a whole other skill. One person’s mess is another’s art.

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  3. Garth Hammond November 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm #

    The trees turn and the leaves fall and I am peaceful. grateful. Aren’t we blessed to have skills and open hearts. love, G

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 23, 2020 at 10:59 am #

      Glad you could stop by. I am grateful for our human experience.


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