Wednesday, 30 September 2020

WOYWW 591: A Bit of a Blip

Welcome to the weekly desk share, joining in with Julia at her Stamping Ground blog with crafters from all round the world. 

I have a backlog of online workshops to get to and am hoping to make a start at the weekend.  The books in the background are the usual for a work morning, although I am not sure if I will be able to go into work today, as we are still awaiting #1 son's test results from Monday evening.  He has a cough, although no other symptoms, so we are all locked down until we know what's what.  I wear a mask and sanitise regularly when marking books and they never go into the house so there is a buffer zone there.

No Eva this week of course.  Hope to be giving you good news next week.  Stay safe and happy WOYWW.

29 comments:

Helen said...

Hope your son's test comes back negative ! Good luck with your online workshops. I'd not even thought about the "dangers" of marking books.... happy WOYWW Helen #3

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Sounds like you are doing everything right Sarah, your lucky to have a little safe zone to carry on with the school work. Fingers crossed for a good result with your Son, & that you get to catch up with your online classes, will be thinking of you all. Take care & Happy WoywW Tracey #7 x

Neet said...

It never occurred to me that marking books could carry the virus but it all makes sense now. Just another thing a poor teacher has to worry about. So glad I a retired these days.
Do hope your son tests negative as I am sure he will. Also that you get caught up
with the online stuff - I have workshops I joined years ago somewhere in the ether - I need to do them as I get them or they go to waste.
Hugs, Neet 8 xx

Chrissie said...

These are such difficult times, but sounds as though you are doing everything right. I hope your son's test comes back negative!
Stay safe
Chrissie #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Worrying times for you all...I really hope his test comes back negative. My friends here have had it but thankfully not too badly, luckily we hadn't seen them for a week before they fell ill but it's still close to home.
Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

Twiglet said...

Hope all is well and that tests are negative. It seems so long since life was "normal". Take care and stay safe. xx Jo

Catriona said...

Fingers crossed for a negative result Sarah. Our daughter and her husband were tested two weeks ago and were negative (for now). My daughter is still lecturing on line with very occasional trios into College.

Caro said...

There are so many bugs going around at the moment that all have overlapping symptoms with COVID. I really hope that your son's test comes back negative. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#14)

glitterandglue said...

Hi Sarah. Do hope your son's test comes back negative. Yes, we here, it was announced last night, are going into local lockdown tomorrow evening! Feels like we are back to square one - can't even go to see my beloved mountains (They are in Gwynnedd, and I am in Conwy :-( ) - what a blessing it was my birthday LAST weekend, and not this. I am so thankful!
Hope all the marking gets done, and you get back into school soon.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Sarah, I so hope your son’s test comes back negative and that you’re all ok.

Thanks for your earlier visit. I was born in Stoke too but we left when I was 13. Did you ever visit the Knotty Action trust, in Mollart St off Lichfield St, below the old bus station on Hanley? That’s the art centre in the poem. It’s under the Hanley ring road now.
The Coachmaker’s pub is still there, that was opposite the end of Mollart st.

Stay safe and happy WOYWW
Hugs
Lynnecrafts #19

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I like your washi tape storage - I could do with something like that myself! Hope it's not Covid - my son had a cough too but I knew it was from a cold he picked up at school the first few days he was back (as if the hygiene measure could stop anything spreading!). There was a confirmed case at his school, but they still have to go in - not sure if I feel comfortable about that. We're hoping it will be online tuition again - that worked better for us! I'm working from home again, which is much nicer too - I get more done and I'm less tired! Covid does have some silverlining, as long as we can stay healthy. Take care and thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #21

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Sarah, I too hope your son's test comes back negative. I think this is going to be the huge problem going into the winter flu season. People are not going to know which flu they have, and will have to get tested just in case, or others will just go around as normal and hope for the best.Stay safe, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz X #6.

My name is Cindy said...

Well you really can't do much more Sarah. Hope the test comes back negative. It's a nightmare though isn't it - the symptoms are so vague it's difficult to judge how serious things are. Who won't get a cough over the next two months? A chance to get on to those workshops maybe? I have q ton I'd like to do but don't seem to find the time at the mo. However a long winter beckons..... Stay well, stay safe, Happy WOYWW Cindy #22

Felicia said...

Sarah, I remember what backlog is!! I used to get "project backlogged" all the time prior to my hiatus!! I intend NOT to get that way again!!! LOLOL Of course, that is the plan!!! LOL Many prayers that your son is "negative" and all will be right as rain in your home!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!! Many blessings to you! :) Felicia, #26

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the visit Sarah. Fingers crossed it's just allergies We have a LOT of people this time of Harvest with coughing and allergies. the air is filled with dust/pollen/fall signs. Here it's wash hands often, where a mask in the stores and social distancing. Good Luck and Have a fun week.

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW and thank you for your earlier visit. I hope that son's result comes back soon, so at least you know what you are dealing with. Online workshops - I have quite a few that I have started and not finished, plus a very long list of Skillshare classes that I want to do. Definitely not enough time in the week. Ali x #8

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

As soon as I saw those pink books I knew what they had to be! They talk about symptoms but my parents didn't have any at all not even a temperature so I think a lot of the time it's guess work unless you can get a test. Hope you get the results soon. Wishing you a lovely week and a very happy woyww, Angela x12x

Kathryn Frantz said...

Oh, gee, Sarah!
I hope all is well!

I thought the stacks of purple were card stock! not work!

I’m sure you’ll make the best of this “downtime.”

Enjoy your Happy Wednesday!

Kathryn

Shoshi said...

I join the others in saying I hope your son's test is negative and that it's just an ordinary autumn cold.

Thank you for your visit - you sound very organised with your embroidery threads! I'm very happy to be a rummager because I don't bother with numbers anyway - it's just grab the colour I want and go!! Hope you try the tomato soup. The two Misses Lazy open one eyelid a crack and say "meow" back and close it again. Wet windy weather means even more sleepy time!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #20

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Sarah, fingers crossed your son's test is negative. I don't know how we are expected to proceed anymore as it's now the cough/cold/flu season. We have been banished to working from home again, and I think it will be like that for months. I will go in one day a week, but only about 10 out of 150 people are doing that. Thanks for stopping by - It seems all appointments are delayed, but I'm hoping this is fairly quick, as my back is really quite painful. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #17

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sara, good news about the test result but I wish #1 son a speedy recovery. Are these virtual workshops? I've been participating in cyber crops over the last couple of months but do miss actually meeting up with other scrappers. You must miss Eva. Hope your week goes well. Hugs, Elizabeth x #27

creativeseconds.com said...

Healthy wishes for your son and the whole family. I hope your able to enjoy being in and crafting ~ Blessings to you ~ Love, Karen#32

StampinCarol said...

Hope all is well! I get funny looks when my allergies kick in. Ugh.
Sounds like you have lots to do. Hang in there and thanks for the visit!
Carol N #24

Lillianb said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog and lovely comment, I hope your son's results arrive soon and he is okay,

Love touy still have your two friends to keep you company, and hope you get all the backlog finished soon,

Happy belated WOYWDW

Lilian B #11

Lindart said...

I hope your son is OK, just a cough doesn't sound too bad. That is a big pile of books to get through, hopefully it went quickly so you had time to play! It's sad that everyone is going into more lockdowns. We have more cases now than we've ever had, and most are from Uni students. We were doing so well! Online workshops sound like fun, enjoy! Thanks for your lovely visit to mine, Lindart #28

Ellie said...

Heeey
Hope all the tests come back negative and hopefully Eva will be joining you again next week. I hope to have a call with you soon x
Ellie #30

Susan Renshaw said...

I do hope that by now the test has come back negative. It is so worrying have to wait. My son, his partner, his son and girlfriend had a similar wait the other week. Fortunately it was a false alarm.
Sorry I am late commenting... Happy woyww! Susan #13

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Sarah, congratulations, you correctly guessed this week’s mystery object and I drew your name out of my hat. If you’d like to email me your address, I’ll send you a mask adapter! Email Lmcollis@icloud.com. Cheers!

Kyla said...

Hope your sons test came back negative and thanks for visiting my desk already

kyla