Last night after Ken went to bed, I watched Charmed and crocheted. I spent the night watching the season with the Avatars. I’ve been rewatching this program because it was a good program and I enjoy it. While I watched, I worked on a wrap for Virginia and a blanket for Stephanie.
The wrap turned out beautifully as you can see. I spent less than $5 on the materials. I spent a few hours creating and it is gorgeous. I hope Virginia likes it.
I’m still working on Stephanie’s. She wants an eight row border which I got through half of last night. When I’m done on the computer, I’ll be working on it this afternoon and evening. I’m hoping she’ll be able to take both with her when she goes home.
This morning I made garbage soup for lunch and I’m hoping I’ll have enough left to take for lunches this week. Ken went grocery shopping so we’ve been doing this Ibotta app where you can get rebates based on your purchases. For us it isn’t a lot of money but I’ll take what I can get. Ken also saved over $8 in coupons.
Ken’s watching football. I’ll be crocheting and watching Charmed. It isn’t an exciting life but I’m not complaining. It will be peaceful and calm and quiet.
While I’ve been off, I worked on cleaning my office and crocheting. I have a box of stuff ready to ship to the girls in Georgia, a small pile for a friend, and a scarf to go to Vicki. Here are some of the pictures from these projects:
My office is a multi-layered job. I’ve taken the piles of paperwork on my desk and sorted them into piles of organized paperwork on the card table. Next is to work within each of those piles to get them into organized chaos instead of just chaos.
During my time off, I have enjoyed quiet and calm days with little to stress me. I think my toughest decision has been what to watch while I crochet. I’m now working on season two of Charmed. Today I will work on a few writing tasks and crocheting.
A wonderfully talented and generous friend has taken pictures for me to use for my cover of my romance novel. I’m going to have a difficult time choosing just one from the group of pictures she sent me. Somehow with just a brief description she has managed to capture what I wanted in several photos. I’ll have to figure out which ones to try and which one to finally use.
After I’ve made up a few samples to ponder over, I will probably go back to crocheting and watching tv. It is cold – only about 8 degrees with wind chill taking it down to about -5 outside. I’m not likely to go out if I can avoid it today. Tomorrow I will deal with what I have to.
Next on my list for crocheting is starting the kitchen sets for those who have asked for them. I have a list (of course) and the colors for the first person. I will use this to determine how much I need to buy of the other colors.
Tomorrow I return to work. I am sure once I’m there I’ll get easily back into the groove but right now it feels very foreign. I think that is because I was so worn out at the end of the semester from school and work. However, I will only be dealing with work when I go back so that means less stress. I won’t be rushing off to class and then trying to get back into work mode in between classes. I will go to work and focus on work. When I come home I can focus on my writing or crocheting or nothing at all if that is what I choose to do.
I know some of you who know me well are laughing at the idea that I will do nothing but I took a whole day where I did nothing. I played on the computer and was completely unproductive. It happens – just not very often.