It’s the weirdest thing, guys: I avoided the news and social media a lot today, and played showtunes and sang along loudly, and puttered around the house doing fun little things, and it’s been a good day!
I’ve done almost no knitting today, though I hope to tonight. So far I got five masks ready for my nurse friend, and spent a couple of hours in my craft room, rearranging and putting out some knickknacks that had been packed away. Plus I got several things hung, including my new puzzle!
On the other wall, only the big movie poster is a new addition. I’d forgotten about it and was really happy when I found it!
Not much room to hang more puzzles, unfortunately, but I’m quite tickled with how it all looks. And now I can sit down with a glass of wine and my knitting and enjoy a quiet Saturday night!
I hope you enjoyed that wine and knitting.
I am also finding that if I avoid the news I’m having quite lovely days:)
I love your craft room – very cool! Yes, likewise. I just check our local news one time in the morning to catch up on what’s going on in my community. Otherwise it’s just too stressful dwelling on stuff I can’t do anything about.
Ah, if only my craft room was less chaotic! I think singing and avoiding news and social media sounds like an excellent bit of self care!
Great progress on the craft room! I agree about avoiding the news (to a degree) being important for sanity right now. I am trying to find that balance between “staying informed” and “staying sane” and I think part of it is setting limits on when and for how long I read the news or Twitter. I hope you can find that balance, too!
It’s easier to find on the weekends! I work in a communications department, so part of my job is social media stuff that I can’t avoid. But I’ve gotten more vigilant about stepping away for other tasks, and that helps.
Needing to look at social media stuff for work would make it harder. My work is all internal stuff, so I don’t have to look at anything in the news during the work day. (Sometimes I do when I take breaks, but I don’t have to, and that helps.)
That’s an excellent plan – I’ve avoided the news for years because it sets my anxiety right off. Showtunes are so much better than a list of what’s wrong with the world!
I love how Twilight-y your room is 😀 Team Edward or team Jacob?
You even have to ask?? Did you not see the big puzzle of Edward? 😉 Even my car is named Edward, because he’s gorgeous and strong and fast and protects me!