2020 was supposed to be a lot of different things for me. I had very ambitious plans to travel a lot and meet new people, make a lot of work and teach workshops around the country - much of what I had worked toward for the past years… Needless to say, all of that was put on hold due to Covid-19. March 13th, 2020 was the last day of our “old normal”; I went to the Rock and Mineral Show with a friend, and my husband and I ate at our favorite restaurant “one last time” (as they have now permanently closed).
Instead my bubble has become more intimate, just like yours, I imagine! If you know me, I don’t mind being isolated too much, but I find myself falling down the rabbit’s hole, every now and then, and am trying to follow some kind of routine. I am baking A LOT of Sourdough Bread, our wild and carefree Puli puppy Liesl is keeping us on our toes, we had “cozy” dinner parties on our porch - 6 feet apart, no more than 2 households - while it was warm outside, and we now have enough toilet paper and food in our freezers to last another year. I am taking a lot of walks around the neighborhood and am now maneuvering around oncoming walkers, kids on bicycles and street traffic just fine - joggers remain a challenge (please stop sneaking up on me and wear a mask!).