Keeping it simple

Look, if you are one of those people who are using this time to write your novel or finally get your kitchen perfectly organized or step up your workout routine?  Cool. I’m delighted for you.  I want you to be happy and safe, and I wish you all the best.

But if you are one of those people who are mostly just trying to hold it together more or less one minute at a time, well I’m right there with you.  This is your occasional reminder that you’re cool too.

It is 100% ok if things feel too weird to do much more than manage the basics right now.  You do not owe yourself or anyone else feats of astonishing productivity during a global emergency.

Stay home when you can.  Be extra nice to people.  Be gentle with yourself and others.  Those are the only things you have to do right now.

I’ll be over here knitting very soothing things and waiting for stuff to simmer down.  We can do this.