This week’s big news around here was the arrival of the second Nor’easter in the space of a week. Those in my neighborhood who’d lost power from the first storm were just getting it back when the second storm came through. Trees are down all over town, along with power lines. We’ve been lucky in this house, probably due in no small part to the fact that previous storms have already claimed most of the trees that could potentially cause us trouble.
So, aside from a few off-and-on episodes, our power has stayed put. Our biggest challenge has been snow removal, but that was finally dealt with once and for all yesterday afternoon. I was able to work from home for 2.5 days, which is both a blessing and a curse.
While I love working in a cozy, familiar area, I am not alone at home. And by the third day, things start to drive me crazy:
- the fact that I can’t make coffee (because the smell makes Neil gag)
- the fact that I want to drop everything and hang out with my kids when I hear them laughing in the living room
- the fact that cozy spots are not entirely comfortable spots after several hours
- the fact that my technology setup works for most things, but is not ideal (or downright non-functional) for others
I’ve always been a home body, but when I am literally trapped there, I get a bit crazy. Our driveway was plowed in the early afternoon, and I was in the car, escaping like a bat out of hell not long after that.
Ok, I’m exaggerating a little. But really, just a little.
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 (the theme for 2018 is mornings: #myyearofmornings2018) and any other extra images I may have posted.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 3 – I’ve been spending so much free time lately working on my website, but I’m missing working on a creative project. All of my pretty cotton yarns are calling to me. They’re saying, ‘don’t you need another mandala? Come play with us!’
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 4 – updating my website in my PJs on a Sunday morning, like you do. I’m almost done with everything except the earrings. They’re going to be a big effort.
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 5 – Don’t let the sun flare and blue sky fool you. It’s still cold out there 😐
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 6 – Today, it’s frosty. Tomorrow, it will be covered with snow. A whole lot of snow. Wake me up when spring arrives 😕
Instagram 📱: – Folks, it has literally been *years* since I have seen the top of this desk. I decided to treat myself to a clean desk for my work-from-home day tomorrow 😊. As much as I love working on the couch, sometimes it leads me to be less productive than I should be… Tomorrow, though? Tomorrow I am getting stuff done!
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 7 – The fluffy white stuff is coming down outside, and I am ready to work in here, with my newly cleaned desk and my comfy chair 😊
Three on a Theme 📱: Theme: Snow – It’s beautiful coming down. And it’s nice that I have nowhere to be right now. But still.
Instagram 📱: – I have a finished object! I think I started this sweater before Christmas! It got set aside a lot 😁. Anyway, it’s done now! An improvised top down raglan with contrast edges. I should probably take it off so I can block it…
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 8 – I think I’ll be working from home again today… Over a foot of snow in total. Digging my car out is not going to be fun.
Instagram 📱: – I made this #floatinglotusmandala last year, but I was afraid it wouldn’t fit on my nightstand, so I left out three rounds. Now I’m moving it to my spaceous desk, so I can add on those missing rounds. That’s tonight’s plan 😁
365 📱: #myyearofmornings Mar 9 – I finished the changes to my #floatinglotusmandala and put it on my desk. It looks like I’ll be working from home again, at least for the morning. Our snow removal plans fell through last night. Ugh. Is it spring yet??
Instagram 📱: – Mmmm. Diner pancakes and coffee tonight 🥞☕ [Taken at the Stirling House Diner.]
Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥