It’s been weeks and weeks since Cindy or I have checked in. Have you heard of the word “languishing” to describe the “almost-end-of-the-pandemic” general malaise? I read a headline about it, but was too zoned out to dive into the details, and that about sums up where I’ve been for a couple of weeks — wandering around in a grayed-out world, trying to regain some momentum. Are you feeling the same?
I received both rounds of vaccine in late March, so my roommate and I headed south to visit friends and family. Our ultimate destination was Hilton Head, South Carolina. I was pretty sure that a dose of sunshine and sand and saltwater would cure what ails me. We have been so lucky through all of this mess, but the urge to be somewhere else was very strong.
On the way south, I stopped to visit my bestie from college. One of my Covid projects was to sew a modern quilt for her in jewel tones. I love this woman so much! I hope this quilt will reminder her of that every day. She is one of the funniest people I know. She always makes me laugh and now she’s working on a stand-up comedy routine — she is one brave woman! Just being able to see her helped me feel better.
We were gone on our trip for about 3 weeks. I took some hand sewing with me, but I worked during the day, so I dedicated all my after hours to spending time on the beach. I’m not much of a sunbather — and it was a little cool for that anyway — but I tried to walk every morning and evening. It is so healing to be out in nature.
My last morning walk on the beach was full of gray, but the sun was rising right over my shoulder, so I know it’s not going to last much longer.
I vow to stop languishing and get back to sewing and creating. I have a table runner to make for a July wedding gift and a baby quilt to make for a co-worker who is due in August. Plus, I have a lot of scrap fabric that needs to be processed into 1.5″ squares. Only happy colors allowed.