The Delicate Art of Procrastination

on 10 November 2010

So I was supposed to be taking time off from blogging to work on other projects.  Here is an incomplete list:

  • Knit washcloths to replace my ratty ones.
  • Knit socks for the Boy (a pair of wooly blue ones, and a thinner pair of stripey blue/grey ones)
  • Knit a simple, cozy sweater vest in wool for Chris.
  • Bake some bread.
  • Knit a kitty-cat hat for my Boy (I convinced him to wear a hat by putting kitty cat ears on I just have to make it!).  Why?  Why does he hate to wear a hat?  Even when it's pouring rain?  And cold?  The child adamantly refuses to wear a hat.  I'm hoping the addition of ears will make him more amenable...
  • Sew up some aprons since most of my t-shirts (and some of my pants) have bleach stains.  Apparently, I'm a messy cleaner.
  • Sew up a baby blanket for my friend Sarah R. Who's having a Boy!  Am SO excited for her!  And Sarah B. who is having another girl!  I'm excited for her too!  And now I  can rationalize buying and sewing up this super girly fabric that I've had my eye on! 
  • Go back to working out daily.
  • Go back to baking our bread.
  • I have two separate freelancing projects that need work.
  • Read.  Read.  Read.

Want to know what I've actually gotten done?
  • I'm half-way through the washcloths.
  • I'm half-way through one sock.  Not one pair.  One SOCK.  I still need to shape the toe...
  • I have the cuff done on the first of the stripey socks.
  • I'm about 1/47th done with the sweater vest.  At the rate I'm going, I might finish sometime in the next 4 years.
  • Aprons still UNCUT, needless to say, they are as yet, unsewn.
  • I haven't even BOUGHT the fabric for either Sarahs' bay-bay!
  • I'm doing some exercises but I wouldn't call it working out.
  • I haven't baked a loaf of bread since we moved.
  • I've cast on the hat for my Boy.  In fact, I've cast it on 3 times...and all 3 times I messed it up and had to pull it out.  Needless to say I've set it aside for a moment.
  • I did manage to finish Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was having a hard time settling in to anything and I finally figured out that I really needed to read something HAPPY, but sadly, my library isn't stocked with anything happy--nothing at all!  So I started and read about half of four or five different books and couldn't figure out why...then I suspected what was wrong.  I picked out Hons and Rebels because I had read a couple of books by her sister Nancy and they were hilarious.  It didn't disappoint.  It was funny with sad parts, instead of my usual sad with no funny at all.  It seems to have maybe broken the streak of not being able to settle in to anything.  
  • I haven't even touched the freelancing.  That's my big goal for Saturday.

I've been trying to think about what exactly I HAVE been doing all this time...
  • Um.  I worked part time.
  • sister comes to visit every Thursday.  We have some good conversations!
  • the Boy looks at me and says, "Mama SIT!"  and I sit and we play and wrestle and tickle and laugh.
  • Chris and I have been re-watching Battlestar Galactica...
  •  I'm doing pretty well putting dinner on the table every night...I found this great blog called Dinner: a Love Story and it's fabulous.
  • Ruby has had 2 viruses in the past 6 weeks.  TWO!  One was malicious the other one was just annoying.  Chris was my valiant techy and fixed everything up.  Part of the problem is that we both have about four different malware/protective  software on each machine and one program picks up the virus and can't delete it because the other 3 are attacking it too. 

And that's about it.  That's been my life for the past couple of weeks.  Not much going on.  The Boy keeps us cracking up.  At least once a day Chris watches him and says, "I love that kid."  Or, "He is just so awesome!"  And he really is.