The New Normal

The New Normal



As is the norm at the moment, everyone in my family is now home – either working or “attending classes” remotely.  As a result, my craft room has become an additional “classroom” for two of my sons (who share a room) when they have live or simultaneous online classes and need privacy/quiet.  This will go on for the remainder of the semester.


I’ve not been feeling very creative lately, and with reduced access to my room and supplies, it will be even more challenging to get back on track so if it seems like I am missing in action, that is why.  I am hopeful that this will change as I adjust to (and work around) their class schedules and settle in to this new normal.  Until then, I am enjoying the projects you all are posting and appreciate the inspiration.

I am feeling very thankful that my family is healthy and can be together during this difficult time.  Praying for an end to this health crisis and that you and your families are all well.

Thanks for checking out my post.

5 thoughts on “The New Normal

  1. Glad you are okay as well. For some reason I am not in a crafty mood either and I don’t have any extra people at home in the daytime then before. It could be Spring fever has me in it’s hold. LOL We are fine too. Keeping in touch with family by phone, email, Facetime and Skype. It is our new normal now too. Most likely we will not be gathering as a family for Easter either and that sort of gets me down but if we can stay safer that way it is the best solution.


  2. I am working from home and I’m having a hard time crafting. I’m forcing myself to do something for me. I will be making cards for my Mother’s nursing home since they are not allowed visitors.


  3. Hello, My name is Daryl and I’m Anna’s husband. I have bad news to share, Anna Has passed away on Feb 19. She had many friends and I’m just now getting to her email, sorry for the delay in the news. She is no longer in pain and in a better place. Sorry again for the bad news, Daryl


    • I am so sorry to hear that Anna passed away last month. When I first started making cards, I shared them on the old StampTV site, and Anna was one of the people who left a comment on my very first entry (and on many thereafter). Her kindness and encouragement is a big reason I stuck with it! Today, I teach card making classes to adults, have my own site where I post my projects, and find comfort in card making when life gets crazy. Anna played a role in that, and I am so thankful! She will be missed by many. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.


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