I’ve been feeling somewhat normal the past few days. These days have been spent trying to follow the new order of business for my day. Instead of waking up and just getting right down to that knitting business and then fifteen hours later wondering why nothing else got done; I decided to start the day doing some of those other things then knitting and eighteen hours later going to bed.
So, I’ve been getting up – checking the shop, writing blog posts, writing in one of my started books (I swear, I will get one published), doing some clean up (more on that) and then working out. After all that, I can pick up my knitting needles or crochet hook and then stress out that though I’ve done all that before, there are still other rooms that could use tipping over and shaking to clear them out.
The table clear is done! It was a very productive last day with finding some nicely packaged hats I thought had sold. The keyboard is still on the table – which was one of the reasons the table was placed there so I wouldn’t have to keep bringing it out when I wanted to practice. but I also remembered the other reason it was there: to hold the shipping supplies so I had a space to pack up items when they were ready to ship. I am glad to say, the scale, tape and bags are now also on the table ready for the next time I will need them. I even managed to get the care instruction and business cards on the table.
We must take our victories where we find them so we can offer the proper thanks and praise for them. The moment of clarity surrounding having a cleaned off surface brought with it the knowledge that I should just pick a point in the room, call it twelve and then work clockwise, tackling a surface in days to come. I picked the doorway as twelve and see my next conquest. I like this game.
Because of the weirdness of this winter – it’s weird this year because it’s not like it was last year – which was really weird and warm – this year, it’s cold and snowy like winter should be but because it wasn’t like that last year, it’s weird. (Read it twice, you’ll get it.) I have not been able to do walking as my workout. Got a couple of days in last week but even when the temp says it’s warm enough to walk, it’s been frosty and windy and I ain’t one of those who will run in a hurricane. So my workouts have been indoors, still heart racing and fun, but not the same things as ‘playing outside.’ But Mr. Honey says we need the wet stuff – I haven’t found his agronomy degree either but he sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. So.
This extended winter (look at that, it’s February and I think winter has been extended) I believe has brought about people knowing they still need winter gear so while I was busy clearing out December orders (not done yet) and doing some January orders (good deal of those are out) fifteen orders in February managed to sneak in. So there’s a lot of crafting to be done still. No day off for me and because I’ve been feeling more normal than I have been, I’m just fine with that.
Tonight, I go playing with the knit group. The winter weather advisory has expired and though the roof next door is completely covered and I see no sign of roof – an accurate weather predictor – I am hoping they get the roads cleared so I can go over to Miss April’s armed with knitting and the fixings for chili. We are having a pot luck and that is my contribution. Or, if the roads aren’t cleared or some other strange thing happens to keep me here – it’s tonight dinner. Either way, there be some knitting and chili going on this evening.
I really hope it’s with the group though. Just saying.