For me, this blog has become a parking lot. Sometimes when I'm at work, ideas swirl around and they need to go somewhere so I can focus. A quick post here serves that purpose (and lets me delay doing work I'm not all that interested in). It's not so much , but it does become a storage place for ideas I need to set aside.
I haven't been posting much lately for a few reasons.
- I'm mentoring "the new guy". Either I'm looking at his screen or he's looking at mine.
- That takes up a lot of time and I still have my own work to do, no time to procrastinate.
- I'm interested in what I'm doing at work again so my attention span is better.
- I don't have negative thought swirling around that need temporary storage.
- I spend all day in front of a computer, so when I'm home, I don't spend much time online. If I don't find time to post at work, I'm not likely to post at home.
- I don't have a lot to think about, I'm at an action stage more than a thinking stage.
In May we (that's the royal we, meaning mostly Mr. Lina) sanded the deck and stained it, the focus being on the horizontal boards of the deck so we could set out our new patio furniture. Sunday we finally had the weather and time to finish the railings. We weren't sanding those down, just painting over them. It was hot and sweaty work but it looks nice now that it is done. Another box ticked off on the to-do list.
Mr. Lina started a batch of beer with a friend on Monday (a stat holiday in Ontario). They are splitting the batch of a Belgian Tripel they are trying to clone (smile, nod, no it doesn't mean much to me either but if you want to know more, check this out). So I had to clean the kitchen so they could make a mess of it with the beer making (which they did generally clean up).
And I sewed. Yes indeed, I've made another Sorbetto. This is now the 4th time I've made this pattern but I need that kind of low thinking/pre-traced sewing to get me back into the swing of things and this does fill a wardrobe gap. There was still some thinking involved since the first two don't really fit well at the bust (not sure if they ever did or if it's a change in bras), even after #3 it still needed some tweaking. I asked Mr. Lina to take pictures of me on Friday when I wore #3 to work, but it didn't quite happen. #4 needs to be hemmed and we'll see how #3 did in the wash last night. It's 100% cotton and came out wrinkly (as expected from cotton), hopefully it did all of it's shrinking in the pre-wash.
So moving two 64L bins of fabric our of my sewing room seems to have had a positive impact - productivity. Saturday I'll be joining the Toronto Meet Up (details here - and I have a choice of new shirts to wear!), which means shopping, the opposite of decluttering. I might have to keep an eye out for some white fabric. We're doing a team fun day of lawn bowling on Monday afternoon, wearing white is required. I suspect my pale beige pencil skirt that probably doesn't fit me at my present weight is a good choice for lawn bowling. A white A line skirt might be in order and I'm sure the only white in my stash is broadcloth.