We hope that all of you and your family and friends are doing well during this crazy time. So many of us had to adjust our work, school and lifestyles due to this virus. This month’s Cheep Trills post details how we are keeping busy at home in this new norm. We have listed five things we are doing for others, and five things we are doing for ourselves.
Tina and her crafting groups have been researching and sewing homemade cloth masks for health care and other essential workers, as well as friends and family. There is some research that questions the utility of cloth masks. However, healthcare and safety specialists that they’ve talked to say that at the very least, the homemade masks:
physically remind people not to touch their faces,
visually remind people to give each other a wide berth, and
protect other people from the bulk of any cough or sneeze that the wearer might project into the air.
If you want to join the cause, check online for local Mask Makers groups – we have a really well-organized Facebook group near us: Mask Makers of Doylestown, PA, but there are others out there. Ours has a porch pick-up/drop-off spot where you can donate materials, grab more supplies, or drop off finished masks. Also check out this Continue reading →
It’s early yet in 2018, and still a good time to set your intentions for the rest of the year. I wanted to do something new with my annual resolutions. Come January, I always list my goals for the year in my journal, close the book and put it away in my drawer. Next January rolls around and out comes the journal: I look at what I wrote down the previous year, see if anything got done or changed, and then create my list again for the new year.
But what did I really accomplish with my list? Who knows…it was stuck in my drawer. Did I pull it out during the year and see if I was on track with any of my goals? No! So this year, I decided I needed to change the routine and create something different. I am Continue reading →