Friday night under ‘stay at home’ orders. Much different from ‘before’. Ew, that was a little Handmaid’s Tale. Okay, prior to the orders, Fridays were for friends and fun.

Now, the only friends we can see is the series Friends, which used to be on Netflix and is now on Warner’s streaming. Or you can catch one of the many reruns that are showing every day on other channels.

These days, Friday are for hobbies. Whatever your flavor: photography, reading, knitting or other needlework, binge-watching Netflix…. no judgement… lol.

I write (of course) and love having this time to steam through edits and creating new stories. I took a risk and entered a manuscript into a contest, #revpit. The results were announced this week.

I’ve also watched more classes on my favorite teaching website, masterclass.com, and found a lot of motivation from James Patterson and Margaret Atwood. Name dropping? Sure. Advertising the site? Probably, but I pay the annual subscription to watch any lesson.

I label myself a lifelong learner, and am trying to use this time at home to fulfill my desire to learn as much as possible. My interests are wide and varied, from improving my writing to learning ASL and adding to my high school French.

What are you doing?

I hope you enjoy whichever hobby brings you bliss. Sonja

Do you have a hobby?

I ask because today is World Card-Making Day. I don’t make cards, but I have a relative who makes beautiful and intricate cards. They’re more works of art than simply a card.

I tend to go toward things involving needle and thread. When I find the time, I like to sit down and work on a stitching project. I’m not very picky. There’s an entire world of things out there to learn.

Those things usually find their way into my books. Can you tell from The Gilding (Violet’s gift)? That’s taken from my likes. You can probably see my dislikes, too.

Tell me about your likes and dislikes, too!

Enjoy your weekend, Sonja