Are we on the other side?

Day 1 – I can do this.

Day 2 – Um, maybe.

Day 3 – Cats and knitting, I’ve got this.

I was insane by Day 5. Month after month, I thought about what to say. What to do. With all the of political insanity and the media hysteria and social media histrionics that it just seemed best to say away from the news and social media as much as possible. Wearing masks was almost impossible for me and no one cared. So, I stayed home. For over a year.

I didn’t bother with a 2020 planner, I took a semester off school. I just couldn’t face trying to continue classes online. I kept hoping the promise of “two weeks to flatten” was the truth.

It wasn’t.

The CS department was kind enough to let me continue to grade because there was a shortage of graders. It helped for me to have something to do.

2021 started.

Chynna’s final project for her BFA was an art show with two other students at the Scera Theater Art Gallery.

Chynna standing next to my favorite of this series.

My own classes started and Junebug kept an eye on me.

Chynna moved into her own place and I inherited a new spinner for my craft room.

Joshua got his purple belt in Kenpo Karate. I can’t tell from the picture, I really hope that’s the purple one.

I did odd things for my physics lab. Our physics class was in person and/or livestream, but the lab was online. All experiments would be conducted at home so we had to build the equipment that let us conduct the experiment. It was SO COOL!

*pic of bread board and boat with pennies*

I dove into the physics class. The former class from Hell that was standing between me and my Associates. I tried it during my first semester back to school after a many year break. That was mistake. I cried and quit on the last day possible to drop the class. The 2nd time, I was making it through. I was still crying, but I had it. Then Covid shut down the help lab. Third time’s a charm. Not only did I make it through the class, I got an A. The professor was amazing and he made it fun. I could tell that he was good at teaching much younger students than college age and instead of it being insulting, it was soothing and relaxing. The class was in person and online which meant it was recorded so I was able to rewatch anything I needed. His class also didn’t use the frustrating homework software that my last class used. I put in a good amount of hours on homework but it wasn’t 6 hours a day for a tiny assignment. It felt balanced and right. It almost *almost* made me want to take the 2nd physics class.

It’s summer and we’ve started to poke our heads out the front door. It seems like we are allowed to live life again.

The knitting and crocheting continue. A few house projects also continue and maybe I can get everything I need to get done before the fall semester starts.

Never ending crochet granny