And it looks like we are slowly being let loose again. Have you been braving the open air? Getting take-out? What have you been up to in your new stay-at-home hiatus? Or has life even changed for you much?
For this month's IWSG, I'm sharing my experience during these weird times.
Here are a few things I'm enjoying about staying home:
- Having my college boy home, even though he spent most of him time in the basement with his games and devices... but we've been
- Playing games, for a while... even invented a new card game!
- Leisure-wear, and minimal make-up (I still have to work, teaching my classes online...)
- Casual drinking to relax from the stress of online teaching and technology overload!
- No dealing with traffic
- Sleeping in
- Spring Break - got lots of words written!
- All the negative results from this stupid pandemic - I feel very bad for anyone who lost someone to it--that's number one. But also having the entire world stand still and cancel everything has been unbelievable - just astounding
- Sitting at my computer for WAY TOO LONG! I had to switch and use my mouse with my left hand, my right shoulder is kaput, and my vision is going blurry! I'm too old for this! (LOL)
- Stressed Out! Mostly from all the technical difficulties, self-teaching myself new methods to online educate and pull it off like it's easy (making videos, conducting live zoom classes, and finding creative ways to discourage cheating... not to mention nagging the kids who decided school was over when we left)
And lastly, I want to show off one of my long-time writer friend's latest:
THE DRAGON'S HEART
by David Powers King
Terrible things happen whenever Princess Celesia falls in love—she blacks out and attacks her suitors, which makes an alliance with a more powerful nation impossible. Believing that she’s cursed, Celesia is given two choices: marry without love, or be responsible for her kingdom’s demise. Instead, she sneaks off in search of a remedy.
She doesn’t make it far when she encounters a dragon who bears a curse of his own—he is a prince, desperate to reclaim his humanity before the dragon takes over. He's heard of a stone that can lift both of their curses, but neither of them can find it alone, and they’re not the only ones after it. An evil alchemist is intent on using it to steal the land’s magic and dominate the realm. Only together, with the help of an even greater magic, can Celesia and the dragon stop this evil, or be bound forever by their curses.
Sounds like a tasty fantasy/fairy tale to curl up with!
So how have you been spending your lock-down time?
Do you have a mask? (I'm using a scarf)
And what are you reading/writing?