Here it begins! My first-ever participation in Blogging A to Z.
My theme is on life during the pandemic of 2020.
For Day One, I present:
Anxiety, Amazon, Art, Alcohol (rubbing kind)
For someone who already has plenty of anxiety, the events of 2020 just added to it. Going to the store and having to carry wipes around, then wiping everything down, and constantly washing my hands. The more information that was given about the coronavirus, the more anxiety I felt. And then came the pandemic declaration--just more anxiety from that. What was I going to do at home all day, every day?
I did a lot of browsing and shopping on Amazon, mostly books since I was temporarily unable to get them from the library. And some ink for my printer. One thing I looked at a lot but didn't buy was a lounge chair. Being stuck at home all the time, this would have been great to have. I would have like to been able to lie down outside to read or just to relax. The wooden folding chair in the driveway is great for sitting outside, but I would like to be able to lie down too. But I just didn't get around to getting one. Too many to decide from, and I wasn't sure where I would keep the chair overnight. But I still think I want to get one before summer sets in. It's probably cheaper this way than in stores. Right now, I'm looking for a car cover and the ones at the nearby auto parts store are more than those on Amazon. Again, too many to choose from. And there was much more I browsed but did not buy on Amazon.
I began to see myself doing more artwork while at home, but did not do as much as I had envisioned. It seems that the lockdown took away some of my creativity, and that it was easier to imagine than to do under the circumstances. I got these done, the art project I was planning for work before quarantine began. And now it's being planned for later in April. A year in the making.
And it was until just this past month in 2021 that I finally got the paintbrush idea done. I now want to try more of this, with various techniques.
This past year, I used more rubbing alcohol than I can ever recall. I'm sure the same was true of everyone. It was hard to find at first, as most stores were out of it in the beginning of the pandemic. But soon I was able to find some at Dollar Tree (pictured below) and found myself buying two at a time. We now have several bottles at home and won't have to buy any for a while. I'm honestly not trying to hoard this or anything else. More on (not) hoarding to come 🙂
This concludes Day One.