April 19, 2020: The New Normal
We’re now entering our fourth week of being “sheltered at home” during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve adjusted to our new life style. By the door hangs our face masks along with hand sanitizers. Any errands are restricted to absolutely necessary ones, either for our business (bank, post office) or home (grocery store, hardware store). Birthday parties have been celebrated via Zoom and we’re accepting the fact that for the foreseeable future, plans remain uncertain.
Some activities have helped ease this time. Each day, weather permitting, we head out with our two golden retrievers for long walks in nature. Just getting outdoors in the fresh air has been remarkably restorative for our spirits. We’ve stayed connected with family and friends via phone calls and internet. Infrequent shopping trips have lead to better planning for our meals and in consequence, healthier eating. We’ve accepted the fact that the only certainty we have is to take one day at a time and be thankful that so far we remain healthy.
Usually we are excited for the beginning of our show season which normally is in May. We’re still not sure what the Governor of NH will decide to do in the efforts to stop the spread of the virus. But we’ve continued to be very busy designing new jewelry. All the extra time at home has focused our attention and creativity on what we can do and not what we can’t. I’m having fun looking for innovative ways to photograph our jewelry and Silversmith Ron has been on a creative “Rock and Roll” with new pieces for our Silverstone Collection.
We’re going to try something new this coming week in having a “live” session on Facebook. I’ve created many videos showcasing both the process and samples of our work. but this is the first time it will be “live”. I have to admit I’m a bit nervous, yet excited at the same time. It won’t be the same as engaging with people at a show, but it hopefully will bring more of a personal connection to share who we are and what we create.
What have you found to sustain you through this “new normal”. We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts. Stay healthy and safe!
April 19, 2020
We have also turned to Mother Nature for solace – walking our dogs morning and afternoon. We all benefit from this “cleansing”. Technology has also allowed us to keep in touch with family and friends. Feeling the uncertainty, but finding ways to shut it out – we have no choice. Take care.
April 20, 2020
Nature and being outdoors definitely brings a “Spring to our steps”. Watching how nature evolves despite what’s happening in the news gives us the security that life goes on and to treasure each day as a gift. Thanks so much for reading our blog and responding
April 20, 2020
I’m looking forward to your live Earth Day Celebration 2020. Hope I’m able to connect.
April 20, 2020
Oh we hope you can. It will be on our Dreamscape Jewelry Design Page and all you have to do is click on the event. We’re excited about this new adventure! Thank you again for reading our blog and taking the time to share your thoughts1