Lockdown means plenty of working from home which usually means plenty of online meetings.
Usually I am very professional during these meetings. I have my camera and audio on, a pen in my hand and a notepad in front of me. It is so important to be engaged and respectful as, for me especially, this is my contact with the outside world for some of the week.
However, this week I have not been feeling the online meeting vibe. Truthfully, I got fed up. For this particular meeting I turned my camera off and picked up a handy ball of yarn and a hook and started crocheting. It was a group meeting, with plenty of participants, so my input was not as vital as if I was in a 1-1 meeting.
Now, after the fact, I am feeling more than a little bit guilty that I did this. I can only apologise to my colleagues. I have to keep reminding myself that we are still in the middle of a pandemic and lockdown. The intensity of days full of screen time meetings do take their toll. I am sure I would be forgiven for one hour of half hearted engagement in an entire week. We will all have days where home life crashes into work days and for the moment. It is okay to have moments where "I can't be bothered" is the only answer.
The inspiration of the day was that I took some time to collect my thoughts, making me more productive for the rest of the day and the rest of the week. I also took the time to crochet something I LOVE making rather than concentrating on making stock items. Made such a nice change and helped to reconnect me to knitting and crochet.
I will post a picture of the finished booties when I sew the buttons on.