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So I know some of you are like “when are you doing a before and after of your house?”  Well I am going to, but I can’t yet.  I want my family to see it in person before I get a post up…because at least some of them (thanks mommy!) read my blog lol.  Not to worry, they’ll be up this weekend.  So keep it together, it’s coming!

I haven’t had a lot to blog about, we have moved up stairs now, there are only 2 rooms that need painting now, we’ve even had a house guest!  Our friend that lives in Missouri drives down to spend time with his mom in Florida a few times a year and he has a few days over at our house back and forth.  It’s a long drive, I don’t blame him.  Last Saturday was the first day that we actually had time to sit and watch tv, and it was marvelous.  We got a new tv and it’s got a 240 or something refresh rate (FYI: Average refresh rate is 120), so everything looks like The Matrix.

my tv actually really makes me want to watch The Matrix all over again…I think I’m the only person that likes all three of the movies.

Our house looks like we’re a couple of scrooges, we don’t have a tree or anything up!  Sadly, our christmas tree didn’t make it through the move, so all we have are our ornaments and stockings, and we didn’t want to half-heartedly decorate for Christmas.  About half of the neighbors in our new neighborhood have lights up, and the ones that don’t you can at least see their lit trees in their windows.  I think they’ll cut us some slack, I mean we JUST got in there!

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The only real news that I have is that my sewing table did make it up stairs and into my sewing room, and all my things are in there, but I haven’t been able to sew yet!  I’m hesitant to completely unpack because I haven’t painted in there yet (yes, the pepto lives) but I may try to get a start on that today.  We’ll see. 🙂  My sewing machine is in it’s spot in the table, which, now I have to actually turn off my machine!  Before it was on one of those plugs that cut off with the switch; I think I’ll be able to manage.  I’m just so happy there is no bed in site in my sewing room.

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Jumping from one subject to another, I would like everyone to have a very happy and safe holiday, for whatever your family is celebrating.  Don’t burn the potato latkes, don’t wear too ugly of a sweater, be easy on the airing of grievances, keep baby Jesus safely away from little kids and dogs who may try to chew or eat him!  Also, I would like everyone to keep me in your thoughts Saturday because I’m making a Christmas lunch/dinner for the first time myself and I’m not freaking out yet, but I am a little nervous the closer it gets.

Until next time!  Happy sewing everyone!

Snowballing!! Avalanche alert!

Yes.  In May!

I know that this just doesn’t happen to me, (right? RIGHT?!)

When I am feeling sad or in a funk, I dive into making.  I sew random things, I don’t let my disdain for cooking keep me out of the kitchen.  (and hey, even if I don’t like to cook, doesn’t mean I can’t do it.  I can do it pretty spectacularly, and it’s ALWAYS pretty, but I just don’t….enjoy it.  It’s so gross.  Meat all in your fingers…or flour that won’t go away…greasy EVERYTHING…basically I don’t want to make food.  I do it….but I do not enjoy it.)

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Amazing chicken enchiladas. Again, I CAN do it, I just don’t WANT to do it.

Anyhow…so yes, I delve into making things.  The only bad thing is that there isn’t enough time.  I work full-time, so…I’m at this whole, job thing all week.  So when I get home, I don’t want to make dinner but I do it anyway, I don’t want to go to the gym but I do it anyway (I’m still about 7 pounds away from my first weight goal, so I need the gym), and I only get to sew for like, a couple of hours at the most.  Which…I mean is basically pointless.  In my world anyway.

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Sad Sunday sewing.

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He did help me feel a little better.

When I go to my sewing room, Al follows me and sits on the bed across the room, stares at me and whines.  He doesn’t like it that my husband and I are in two separate rooms, and he doesn’t like that he can’t sit on me.  So, he just whines.  I take this as he needs to go out, so we go, he doesn’t do anything and we go back inside…and he whines some more.  This continues until I can’t stand it anymore, and then we go watch tv.  Meanwhile I’ll have gotten two pockets sewn, flipped and pressed.  Basically nothing done.  Like, why did I even turn my iron on at all?!  It’s turned off twice from inactivity…

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“why can’t I sit on you?”

Well, while I’m wanting to sew and can’t, I think of things I want to sew.  My brain literally fills up with “I wish I could be sewing this, oh I should be finishing that, I am literally almost done with that”‘s and it gets a little crippling.  So much that between Al whining at me and the two seconds of sewing I can get in, that I feel like I’m getting nothing done.  Then I think of ideas for my etsy shop.  This, is no help at all.  I want to get enough things in my store that instead of having sections like “bags, coasters, quilts” and whatever, (lame.) I want to have a cute, a fluffin, and a stitch sections.  For example, cute stuff would be like, stuffed animals, or would they be fluffin, one of the two.  Stitch would be like coasters and bags….I guess?  See, do you see what my brain is doing?!  It’s all squished in there not making any sense!!!!

My planner is really helping me out with all of this.  When I can make a list, and I can cross things off, I feel a little more accomplished and less in a whirlwind of “what am I even doing with my sewing life?!”  So if you, like me, feel like you’re in a whirlwind of not getting what you want done accomplished, make a list.  It helps me keep myself accountable.  Also, I make little notes like, when I did something so that if I wonder “when’s the last time I cleaned the bathroom?” I can look and say “Oh, last Wednesday”.

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Anyhow, so that’s what is going on with me.  I’m trying to make my lists and stick to them.  Even though there are arrows…and..scribbles. :O

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Sewing has been bumped like, 3 days. At least I can cross off “Blog” now, right?! 😀

I hope you’re all keeping a little more motivated and organized than I am!  Until next time!  Happy sewing! 😀