For some reason that will surpass explanation, I have decided I need a ‘regular work schedule.’ You know, a schedule like real people have. Be at work at a certain hour, stop work at a certain hour.
I chose start at 7 end at 5. I know regular people have 8 hour works days but I am in management – my time is not entirely my own.
It is day three of this exercise and I must say: it doesn’t suck. I have got to get used to the idea that the day hasn’t ended in its entirety when I’m done. The first two days when I finished working, it was like I didn’t know what to do with the rest of the day – there was sunshine and everything.
I had to harken back to the days when I left the house to go to work and came back home and then made dinner and cleaned rooms and got stuff done. Today, it’s even worse because the schedule doesn’t have me knitting at all.
Gulp. I did a clean up of the living room. Took the garbage that resulted from that to the garbage can in the alley and then took the long way around back to the house. (Did I mention, I’ve been doing these small 1-3 minute walk breaks during the day?) Now, I get to do some writing. This falls under writing and I have a page to write in the book. The goal of a writing session is one page. This is going to take some time to write – I have three books going at once.
There has been a lot of knitting and crocheting going on: these two cowls will be added to the shop soon. And there’s a pair of fingerless mitts and a hat. Not to mention about five orders I have to get done. On the needles and hooks right now are a pixie hat (order) and the knitted cowl I designed. I will take that with me to knit group and hopefully get that done. Also, another crochet cowl in merlot. I also have to write the pattern for the knitted cowl. So, there’s progress being made.
I think I will have to give it time to adjust to the schedule. I am going to bed a little earlier and getting up between 6-7 and that’s a little strange. But it does give me several hours of quiet that can be productive and the walk breaks are quiet because everyone else is in school or at work. That part works well for me and when the weather is too cold to go outside, I can do something in doors.
Still need to come with something to put into the group shop. It is on my schedule (I love schedules and lists) to do some publicity and promo work for it and when I have that time, I will specifically choose something to make that will be for that shop only.
Hopefully, a schedule will keep me from feeling frazzled during the busy season – and I am hoping to have a busy season – Mama wants to say goodbye to her Discover card.
This week would have seen my Mom’s 84th birthday….rather than remain sad – I choose to remember the beautiful woman she was and make it a good week in her honor. So these are some nifty things that are beautiful themselves:
Infinity scarves are supposed to be hot this year and this one looks like it took some work. You can find it at Blue Birds Fly Boutique.
Smelly Rhino does some nice pet portraits. I like this one because of the face:
Bags won’t be out of my top ten for long and if I keep seeing ones like this one from Ikabags, they will never be gone.
Well, this day isn’t going the way it was pictured. Today is Mr. Honey’s birthday. I am pretty sure he isn’t one of those people who don’t mind telling their age. So he is 68 today. (I know, looking at his picture, he doesn’t look a day over 5.)
Last night found me in some real pain until early this morning when I could finally sleep. Hopefully, we can make it to the movie he wants to see.
But one of the good things about him is he won’t be resentful if the plans have to change and we do his birthday later. I am hoping for a really good October so I can do what I planned for him to celebrate the planet’s luck at having him on it.
Until that time comes, Happy Birthday, honey, love you more than ever.
Knitting and crochet goes on and I am done with the designbcb orders and have to complete the Knit360five order and then I am free. Now that we are in October, which has been my peak month for the past two years, I am ready for the orders to come pouring in.
I hope they do come. I tried a flash sale and put it on Facebook and Twitter and sent it out to my mailing list and thus far, nothing. I am in that mode where I think I will never have another sale.
I will have a photo session and there will be two cowls and an Eden cap and I have on the needles, a cowl of my own design and I revamped a basic mitten pattern into a fingerless mitt pattern and those are also on the needles.
It;s a creative time. Tomorrow the birthday celebration continues.