Friday…Finally!

Another week down.
Following the social distancing guidelines, I “met” with the Meemaws this week. We met in the parking lot of the elementary school where we all worked. It just so happened that the teachers were outside, giving out work packets to parents who drove by. Not every home has the wifi or technology for the online classes. Our district did issue lap tops to families in need, but there are still many children who do not have the access. I was so proud of the teachers. They stood outside all morning, greeting parents and  handing out packages and encouragement. We said our hellos from a distance and expressed our appreciation for all they do. Our plan is to drop off some goodie bags for the teachers next week.

Our Meemaw Socially Distant Fiesta was a huge success. Our Zoom chats have been fun, but there is nothing like seeing each other in person again. We each had our masks and watched our distance. Since it was Poem in Your Pocket Day, we each read a poem. We situated ourselves around the oak tree at the far end of the parking lot…opposite and distant from where the teacher/parent drive through was taking place. Comanche Lookout Park is right in front of the school. My students and I used to take many learning excursions to this park. On this particular morning, my friends and I saw the cutest brown rabbit running in and out of the bushes. That cute little bunny was the subject of my  art project for the day. I tried new stitches, and made up some of my own, in embroidering this piece.

Another project I made to end this week was a pentagon fabric ball. I saw a tutorial by Rob Appell and thought it would be cute for my youngest grandson. I used the remaining Dr. Seuss charm squares I had left in my bin.
In the video, I included a photo of a bird that has taken residence in one of the Meemaws birdhouses.

My son just sent me some sidewalk messaging that my granddaughter wrote. She wanted to help people by writing positive messages. My first reaction upon reading these messages was to cry. My heart goes out to all of the children whose lives have been so drastically changed. Then, I just felt so proud of my granddaughter. She left chalk on the sidewalk so people could write their own messages.
When I read her messages I couldn’t help but feel hope. I’m sharing my granddaughter’s messages of hope and positivity.

“I know we are going through hard times but we can and will get through this.”
“You can do whatever you put your mind to.”

I hope everyone is well.
Stay safe.

 

10 thoughts on “Friday…Finally!

  1. Oh this post got to my heart. Yup every time I feel whiny about the current situation related to what I am missing out from in life now, I will remember the resilience of kids 😀

  2. I love the chalk sidewalk messages – I have seen quite a few around here and I bought some chalk so I could do some too (if it would not rain every other day. Please! Just a couple of dry days and I’ll be out there!). I also love the fabric picture this week. And your parking lot meeting sounded just perfect. I have seen women gathering in the high school parking lot across the street and each one exercising next to her (social distanced) car with friends, or else just standing and talking. We will get through these times, it will be a long slog, I feel, but when I hear stories like yours I feel a lot better.

      1. Thank you. I find your enjoyment of your art making processes inspires me and makes me smile, and it encourages me to read of how you face the struggles (as it can certainly be a struggle) of the current situation. I feel not so alone. Thank you.

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