I am a little disappointed that I had to give up my standing desk, per my dr's instructions. He said that in a year or so I could go back to it, but by then who knows what will be going on at my workplace, or if I'll even still be there - things are "changing" all the time. Granted, I would be miserable with a standing desk at least for a while, but the good thing about it was that it made me move around more, and believe it or not, I slept better at night! Again though, see first paragraph - I'll live ...
In the meantime, I've been trying to get some things done that are low-energy but decent results around the house while I've been home. I finally got around to sorting through towels and sheets to keep those usable, and organize the linen closet. That was something I've wanted to do for a long time, and I could do it sitting down. The end result was a much cleaner-looking and better organized linen closet, and some towels to donate to our local vet and one of the local animal shelters. Win-win.
I also asked The Tim to get out my sewing machine (it is stowed in the sewing table, but is too heavy for me to currently lift), because there were a few things I wanted to do. I experimented with making some kitchen tie-towels out of some of our extra kitchen towels. These days, I don't see them anywhere to buy, and we use ours ALL the time. I had a teeny bit of success, but have in mind what I want to try next so that (theoretically at least) the results will look more like this:
The two that I completed are usable, but I don't expect them to last long due to some things I failed to take into consideration. Still, I'm on my way.
The item I am most pleased with was something that I had been thinking of trying for a while. I have had a Nook Simple Touch for a couple of years, and always have used the bubble wrap sleeve that came in the packaging with it to carry it around.
I put velcro strips on the inside top seam, to keep it closed, but found this button and thought it gave the whole thing just a little more zip. I am really happy with the result, though I know that the Sewing Gods and Goddesses were appalled that I didn't press the fabric at any point during the process. But I was on the third floor, and the iron and ironing board were in the basement, so it just wasn't gonna happen. And since it was neither an article of clothing nor a gift, I was fine with skipping that step - it's not like it's gonna stay crisp and fresh-looking once I start schlepping it around in my bag anyway!
The sewing machine is now put away, since I knew that I wouldn't get back to it for at least a few weeks, since I'm sure that heading back to work will wear me out. Since space is not overwhelming in our house, it's better to put the machine away until I use it again.
So the last few days of my time at home have been busy but in a good and relaxing way. Now it's back to the usual, but different, routine and figuring out the cans and cannots of that.
Never a dull moment, huh?
Have a good week, everyone!