For nearly four months I’ve spent my time at home, only to venture out for medical appointments, and just recently to visit my parents. Since the medication I take for Crohn’s disease is an immunosuppressive drug, I’ve been playing it safe. During this time, I’ve made a few discoveries I thought I’d share.
I think we can all agree, ordering online is often convenient. I discovered when everyone in the world is placing online orders, it can come with a few glitches.
I did order this!
While cleaning out my spare closet, like so many of us did with this new found extra time, I made a nostalgic discovery. My sweet Cabbage Patch doll, Bartholomew!
I also discovered my hoarding tendencies that go way back, long before COVID-19, paid off. We never went without and still have an abundant supply! I will never again pay attention when Derek asks, “Don’t you think we have enough paper towels and toilet paper?”
Spills? No problem!
Can’t find toilet paper in your store? Come on over!
Another discovery was that not everyone is addicted to working jigsaw puzzles like me and Derek. When a call went out on Nextdoor.com for people desperate for puzzles, Derek and I went into action. Again, my hoarding tendencies paid off. We were able to donate at least 25 puzzles to people within our community.
Did someone say they needed a puzzle?
This came with an extra piece and a missing piece! What in the world!
Another discovery I made during the lockdown…writing isn’t a sissy sport!
While I continued to clean drawers and closets, I discovered I have even more journals than I had originally thought. I might need to do some giveaways!
Lastly, and most important of all, I discovered that no matter how desperate things appear to be, there’s always beauty in this world. And for that, we should remain thankful.