I don't remember what I had in mind for my Spring bucket list, but let's talk about what has evolved over these past 8 weeks of shutdown!
I learned the basics of using Zoom and need to learn to be a host to largish groups.
I bought and iPad that is wifi enabled so I can watch movies, Facetime, Zoom into meetings or OLLI classes or simply check email and surf the internet while recovering from foot surgery. It also means I won't have to borrow Hubby's laptop for Zoom (my desktop computer is too old to support it).
Pulled out the only remaining art supply I have after decluttering for our move 3 years ago. I kept my Dad's colored artist pencils and also basic pencil and ink drawing supplies. I then bought a cheap 50 page sketch book at CVS and am trying to do one drawing a week. I got tired of the adult coloring book I had picked up right before everything closed lol.
At this point I'm trying to remember how to use colored pencils artistically, playing with color and making up what I draw so not being concerned with the drawing part so much. The activity does turn of the analytical, worrying part of the brain - a nice break at this time. If I keep at it I'll probably buy a set of watercolor markers to play with too.
As I've mentioned there are two things I'm in planning mode for and since planning is one of my "superpowers" it is keeping me occupied part of the time.
There is the preparation and anxiety management for my upcoming bunion surgery. First time I will have had surgery that keeps me from being able to walk on one foot so there is that. Plus I won't be able to walk the dog, do chores, sit at my desk for a while so some logistics to think through so it isn't too difficult.
Then there is taking on a 2 year term as President of a 110 + year old women's club that also owns a historic building. Just in time to not be able to hold any meetings in person. Just a bit of planning and creativity and team leadership there. This isn't something I particularly wanted but no one else stepped up to do it.
Random New Experiences -
There is the shopping for face masks that fit and are at least slightly effective, dodging those who aren't social distancing at the grocery store or when taking walks, becoming a dog groomer for thankfully just one small dog who holds very still, playing games with a 3 year old granddaughter via technology and snail mail, and all the other things that go with being on a Stay at Home order.