As we all spend more time at home and in our tiny real life social circles things become bigger. The little annoyances that normally mean nothing are magnified. The socks left tucked into the couch cushion or the crumbs left all over the kitchen counter seem like a personal affront. Let’s not dwell on these today. Let’s talk about the positives we are discovering in our new reality.
Myles is beyond thrilled to have his people at home. He picks a lap and moves in for as long as attention is forthcoming. Then he moves on to the next lap. This goes on until he realizes someone is in the kitchen where the treats are kept. Then he moves there and behaves in his usual give me a cookie ways: jumping wildly at the leg to get the attention of the person and then sitting nicely in anticipation. It works remarkably well based on how low the treat jar is getting.
Along with knitting a few rows whenever I sit down, I’ve stopped wearing a bra. Why should I bother if I’m going to remain at least 6 feet away from people. I’m more comfortable and I’m cutting down on laundry. A double win!
With so many meals and snacks being eaten at home things are actually being used up. We tend to end up with the end of a lot of things left over. Not any more. That last handful of potato chips gets gobbled right up. Now if someone would just get to the cans of weird things that I don’t even remember buying. A few more days and we just might see some movement on that front too.
So what are the little positives you see in your life?