We’ve been baking and reading. We’ve made about 6 batches of cookies since we’ve been keeping ourselves to ourselves. So far: peanut butter cookies with chocolate tops, spicy hot chocolate cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cranberry chocolate cookies, macaroons. Mmmmmm.
We’ve been playing badminton in the yard
Looking for early flowers and signs of spring
We’ve been visiting our sit spots from our cancelled nature classes and walking and visiting our sit spots in our own yard.
Gavin started some new chemistry experiments which I’ll write about separately soon.
Lilah has been drawing and making videos and working on her doodle crate projects. Here are a lantern and a finger knitted dragon.
They’ve been telling collaborative stories.
Gavin and Chris printed a mask. It got a little warped so they are planning to try again.
We started a family D&D night.
Chris started an adult D&D game by message service.
We’ve been doing some yoga, hula hooping and Just Dance on the wii, trying to stay active.
The kids and I have been practicing our fox walking skills and tracking skills. One afternoon at the cemetery we fox walked carefully enough to get within about twenty feet of a bunch of deer.
We’ve been visiting some of our most secret wild spots and trails so we can enjoy sun and birds and fresh air but not with virus risks.
We looked up on our walk and saw this nest! A hawk flew from it right overhead and it was beautiful. The nest was probably about 3-4 feet across. Huge!
We even found some pretty neat fossils on one excursion!
We have had video calls with my parents and sister and chatted for a couple of hours. Those were really great, not as great as actually hanging out in the same room but still fun.
I’ve been taking my tea out to the porch or deck to enjoy the birds and sun and spring air. I’ve been using iNaturalist and guide books and internet sites to identify plants and animals on our adventures. I’m still finding things to admire wherever I am.