Quarantine Q&A and a bit more

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Karen at NothingButKnit.blogspot.com posted another great Q & A on her blog, and I thought I’d share it and my answers here after reading about it on QuiteA Yarnblog.com too. Pop over there if you don’t know them already – always interesting stuff to read at both lovely sites. The world of blogging works wonders to take our minds off what else is going on around the world.

Karen’s questions:

How are you filling your time at home? Are you cleaning out your closets? Crafting? Maybe trying out new recipes?
Have you discovered anything worth watching? My local cable company is offering up free channels, is yours? Have you trying anything you’d like to recommend?
Have you found a silver lining to this whole stay at home thing?
Have you found a blog post that’s been particularly inspiring to you? Please share. It doesn’t have to be coronavirus related, inspirational is the only requirement.
And my answers:

Is it poor to admit there’s been a fair amount of tv watching? I have a good excuse, my hubby has been recovering from an operation of two weeks ago. He is usually such a busy bee but this is one way to make sure he rests a bit and if I stay with him he actually sits! We have discovered new box sets and a new tv series. On Netflix we started The Crown from the beginning, so far seen 11, entertaining but also like a history lesson, then there was a Finnish drama Deadwind , complete with subtitles, kind of heavy but watchable but one you can’t knit to as you have to concentrate. The second series of Liar has been on too – up to date with that, two new episodes over the next two weeks to come. I remembered I enjoyed the first series but had to keep pausing these episodes to explain who was who to my husband who kept asking ‘is this now or is this from the last series’ (!)

I’ve been knitting as well, oddly not as much as I thought I would have been, though I have two projects near my ‘tv chair’, a blanket and a mermaid I have already blogged about (see my own last post).

As for cooking and eating, it seems each day revolves around meal times. I am encouraging my husband and son to get more involved in choosing what we have – though at times it might have been simpler to just get on with it myself. As I look at the devastation after meal times I see why and I also notice a glass of wine accompanies my husband at each dinner prep. I reckoned if they got involved then I wouldn’t feel like the housekeeper who cooked and cleaned up after everyone … still wondering how wise the cooking part is, maybe I am more comfortable ‘owning’ the kitchen. Has anyone else had certain roles within the household highlighted to them in this way?

I had a giggle at ‘are you clearing out your closet’. Have to say I have thought about it more than once but no action yet.

A silver lining – yes there is one. My son is 22 and recently not been tuned into what happens at home. Truthfully who isn’t selfish at that age? I know I was, I thought my parents were as old as the hills and remembered nothing about being in their 20’s (oh the self-centredness of youth!). I was bemoaning that my son’s childhood was long gone. Hah! Since we have been told to stay home we three seem to be gelling more and it’s really nice to have him ‘back’ albeit a more mature version. I am thankful we are all together right now.

One last thing – I sit here looking out of my window at the snow – yes, snow is falling! We’ve had a lovely sunny week and taken a walk everyday, been gardening too. I think it’s a day to sit indoors and knit today. Hurrah!


So how are you doing with all this? If you want to play along, share your answers in the comments, or on your own blog. If you do share in a post, please link so we can go read your answers!

Keep safe everyone.

All the best from my armchair.

Tina x

2 thoughts on “Quarantine Q&A and a bit more

    quiteayarnblog said:
    March 30, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Interesting answers! Yes, I have had similar situations regarding household roles. My DH as tried to ‘help’ me at times and has actually not been helpful at all. And it usually does involve cooking 🙂

    tierneycreates said:
    March 31, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    We are making all our meals from scratch and meal planning has became a big part of the day now. Glad you are staying busy 🙂

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