Just catching up with a few odds and ends here.
The first is about April’s Million Mile Month at http://www.Healthcode.org. This is the sixth year this pedometer geek has participated in the challenge. This pedometer geek chose 100 miles as a personal goal, but at this point in the month, it looks as if that goal won’t be met. Only 77+ miles have been completed so far for this slacking pedometer geek. Between the shelter-in-place/stay home because of the requirements of flattening the curve with COVID-19 and the weather, it is doubtful whether the goal will be met, but apparently this is also true for the global community as well. Usually by now, the community has met or exceeded the million mile goal.
Thus, http://www.Healthcode.org has expanded it into May with another million mile goal. They call it “rebooting,” but I digress. This means, of course, that it is not too late to sign up for May’s challenge. This pedometer geek did. Like previous challenges, there are options that allow the participants to choose from a variety of exercise types. Walking, swimming, running, biking, and even yoga are some of the choices. Even more important than achieving the goal is that 10% of the donations will go toward food banks through Feeding America; however, it does not cost to register.
The second is an update about the needlepoint canvas, on which I have been working. This canvas of a swan swimming underneath a full moon has been around for nearly forty years. Finally, a New Year’s resolution was made to complete it this year. At this time, the moon has been completed as well as much of the pond. Still, there is plenty to do before the end of the year.
The last is the decision to create some masks. Taking the directions from the CDC website, and then modifying the pattern, I have hand-stitched together several masks from old t-shirts and old pillowcases. They aren’t elegant by any stretch of the imagination, but they are just another way to protect others during this time of social distancing.
Photos by Nancy Brady, 2020