Working for Productivity

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on my sewing stack, I’ve started writing a (hopefully) book, I’m fighting this sick bug then that one, and like every other mom on the planet I’ve had a thousand daily chores.  I really want this to be a productive year.

Each year I say I’m going to reduce the sewing stack.  The problem with my sewing stack is that I am constantly adding new projects to it, thus making it impossible to clear it out.  I finished the two flannel baby blankets that I had made from the scraps of DD1’s pjs.  I’ve purchased three clear tubs to store these items in and will put an index card in each for identification.  It’s a morbid thought, but even as I thought it was a bit weird to be making baby items for my kids when two are still in high school, I thought about the fact that my sister died at 50 of breast cancer.  With this thought in mind, I will continue to use my scraps in useful ways even if the need is in the future.  We just don’t know how many days we have, and I know my nephew would have appreciated having items for their kids that sis had crocheted.  We’re a crafting family, so handmade items are important to pass on.

I took an hour after the blankets were finished to make myself a bag for knitting on the go.  My daughter wants to make one for herself as she’d like to be able to knit while standing.  I made mine to be able to knit/crochet in the car without the yarn being in danger of rolling under DH’s feet while driving.  I also sit out of some outdoor activities and it will be nice to keep my yarn clean while sitting at a rough picnic table.  Since I drew the bag pattern out, making my bag first allowed me to trouble shoot before DD2 got going.  Hopefully she’ll be able to get hers done this weekend.

The hopeful book idea has been floating around in my head for a few months and I finally got inspired to get it down in writing.  I’ve only got twenty pages written so far.  Those pesky daily chores and other goals get in the way of huge blocks of time to devote to one particular task.  Add to that my DH asking what I was doing.  I gave my son’s patent answer, “Typing.”  It annoyed DH a bit, but I was in the middle of a good stretch and didn’t want to break stride.  We’ll see what happens with this project.

I’m tired of getting sick.  It seems as if just when I’m about to be well, another bug hits.  It’s probably because my immune system is low.  I just need to keep taking my daily vitamin, vitamin C, and getting rest when I can.  It’s frustrating to have a slump most afternoons, but if my body is telling me to rest, I’d better listen.

My daughter and I finalized graduation decisions and ordered her cap and gown, diploma folder, and decorations for her open house.  I love how much is available over the internet.  My mom is amazed what I find on Amazon.  She still brings up the pig I bought for DD2 to dissect.  I appreciated that these pigs are the still-born piglets from a farm where pigs are raised for meat.  It’s a great use of piglets which would otherwise be incinerated.

Now it’s time to get back to my to-do list.


About homereferee

I'm a stay at home mom who sometimes feels more like a tape recorder yelling, "Get apart!".
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