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March 15, 2020 | By Steph Hargrove

Weird Week

This week brought some big changes for all of us in our daily lives due to the arrival of the coronavirus. My new coloring club is of course on hold until we can all once again socialize safely. Meetings in person with my mentor are also on hold. My other half is now working from home. Basically, like you, I’m spending the majority of my time at home for at least the next few weeks. My wiener dog thinks this is awesome.

How to pass the time? Since I already work from home, I’m still painting seashells and preparing for the next step of attaching shells to lines. Business as usual. Minor bump in the road – I’ve had some shells not make the cut for the installation so I need to go collect about 75 more. Fortunately the weather is amazing right now and there’s plenty of space on the beach for social distancing. Also I’m thrilled to be outside, out of the house, with other humans – at a safe distance.

Coloring club may be on hold, but that doesn’t mean coloring isn’t happening. I’m having a fabulous time digging through my coloring books, picking out my favorite pages, and spending some quality time with a latte and my new sharpies. This week I’ll post some free downloadable coloring pages at fromSteph.com for anyone who needs something to color while you’re stuck in the house. Some will be selections from my Must Add Color books, others will be new.

And finally, a bit of good news I’d love to share with you. All that pain I’ve been battling has drastically improved! Physical therapy has been difficult but absolutely worth it, as I’m pain free about 80% of the time now. Feels great to be able to function like a (mostly) normal human being again! Still have a ways to go, but I’m feeling great about the progress so far. Now if you’ll excuse me, my wiener dog is demanding more lap time. 🙂