I don’t know why, (it should be the opposite), but this rainy weather today made me very motivated. I started on a knitting project using some yarn I bought years ago when I went to visit my sister in AZ, I broke out a bunch of ties I’ve collected to take apart and make into a skirt and ironed them and made some measurements for a pattern, and looking through all my patterns I remember this skirt (bottom right) and boy do I have a lot of material I can get started a-cutting and making skirts with pockets. I LOVE pockets! I wish more dresses had pockets.
Tomorrow is expected to have more rain also, and Wednesday too. No worries, I’ll get a lot done.
It’s really easy for me to lose track of time and just sit around watching netflix with puppies. I found this the other day and could not agree more:
So yeah, guilt sets in that I shouldn’t be such a slug. If the weather was warmer I could take puppies to the park and we would both get some fresh air and sunshine and exercise but I am limited on what I can do here. And without a regular work schedule, time gets away from me and before I know it, it’s nap time and all I’ve done is sit most of the day.
So I’m making lists (and checking them off twice) of what needs to be done. If I tackle stuff one at a time I am successful. I have to maintain kind of a blinders affect when I’m working because I can get distracted by so much else and then it gets to be overwhelming and I lose track of my main focus.
The struggle is real people.
I am making some paintbrush and paint roll up holders for my friend who sent me all this wonderful hospital garb to use for my Trash2Trends project this year. It’s really easy material to work with, so forgiving. That is where I am maintaining my focus right now. That and I got my first shipment of my Darn Good Yarn yarn of the month club! woot! woot! So far some beautiful yarn and quick, simple, easy projects. I really like Darn Good Yarn; their products, their mission, their easy projects and free projects, they are just an awesome company. Check them out if you haven’t already.
So now I go back to focusing on my roll up holder projects so I finish them before I move on to something else. Which can always be an issue.
Well, we planned on going to a fishing show in Columbus today, but we got up early and realized the roads were just ice so we said “to hell with this” and came home. We had some beautiful soft snow earlier this week, then it started misting rain today and made everything turn to ice. The snow in people’s yards was just a white sheet of ice, it was weird. I haven’t experienced something like this in 30 years. Kinda different.
So then of course, the only other logical thing to do, was nap. Puppies make for a very soft and warm blanket. They make you sleepy. Not fair.
I’ve always loved the moon. So beautiful, so mystical, full of myths and legends, it’s fascinating the stories that are told about the moon; what it does, or can do, how it affects people’s moods and how farmers plant by its stages. How ancient civilizations revered and worshipped it, and how mankind still wants to conquer it. I just think it’s pretty, and I like how, on a full moon on a summers eve, I don’t need any extra light to view the garden.