Have a virtual social gathering
While in-person dinner parties and game nights are verboten right now, that doesn’t mean you should stop socializing–just do it virtually, with FaceTime or other video conferencing apps. Sit down for a meal together, have a dance party, or play a board game. Every Sunday, you and your friends can join DC Fray for virtual bingo.
Get a little crafty
If you’ve been putting off learning the art of subversive crochet, today is the day. Rekindle an old hobby or go buy the supplies to pick up a new craft like knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, woodworking, succulent gardening, origami, or anything to keep your hands busy. This could also be an opportunity to work on an outstanding house project, like unclogging that sink drain, cleaning the hard-to-reach places, or hanging a picture. Alexandria’s new web hub, ALX at Home, offers creative kits from local vendors.
Put your cooking skills to the test
What’s your number one excuse for not cooking? “I just don’t have time!” With all the time in the world, bust out a cookbook or find an online recipe and whip something up. It can be a simple cacio e pepe or omelette if you’re a beginner, or something more elaborate like beef Wellington or croissants from scratch if you’re up for a culinary challenge you’d never attempt on an average weeknight. You could even learn a thing or two from world-famous chef Massimo Bottura — he’s teaching free “Kitchen Quarantine” classes on Instagram.