Saturday, February 27, 2021

Well Hello Again

Hi friends! Does anyone remember me? I'm not even sure I remember how to blog anymore. It's been quite a year. 2020 was a tough one, and 2021 is giving it some competition. We've been mostly staying home, going for Sunday drives, walking the pups, and did I mention, staying home? 

Brian and I are still working, as we have throughout the pandemic. He works for the USPS and I'm a teaching assistant in third grade. My school district went remote last March for the rest of that school year, then we opened fully in September. We were able to stay open until the week before Christmas when we had to go remote. After Christmas, we returned to a hybrid model, and starting Monday, we are back to being fully open. Although the numbers are going down, and have stayed pretty low in New Hampshire, the town I work in has pretty high numbers. It is in the top five NH towns for Covid, so that's a little worrisome. And the fact that our governor has not prioritized school staff for vaccines in our state.

This photo shows where I did remote teaching. 

We haven't done a lot of new projects lately, but one of the things I've been adding to our home is more houseplants. I have found it to be a gentle and soothing hobby. I started with a few badly neglected plants, have purchased a few more, and a couple of generous neighbors have been rooting some of theirs for me. Since the plants all needed to be repotted, I had to purchase a lot of new pots and saucers. I found the terracotta pots were the most affordable option. I whitewashed most of them and I have a lot of happy plants right now.

I'm going to try to get back to regular blogging again. I have had a few requests on Instagram, where I am most active to get back at it. So consider today to be a trial run, seeing if I can get back in the game. 

And now here's a photo dump of some of our new family members.