Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Homebody

I find I get a lot more done if I have a to-do list. It somehow gets me over the hump when my motivation is flagging. So here is today's list, and I didn't even start it until noon, so I'm not done yet. The goal was to do each listing for an hour.

1. Knitting x
2. Kitchen
3. Housework x
4. Music x
5. Give it 100 (Goal setting site) x
6. Reading x
7. Writing
8. Crochet or Weaving

It's 7:30 P.M. and I still have 40 minutes to go in the kitchen (not counting making dinner), an hour of writing and an hour of crochet. So far the only thing I've written today is this blog post.

For #5 I worked on juggling and mandolin. So mandolin counts for music as well. It's not a perfect system. My back is complaining loudly right now so the dishes are going to have to wait until I can stand at the sink again.

I made some progress on my desk as part of housework. Of course I had other things I had to do that weren't on the list like care for the chickens, check the tomatoes for bugs, feed the cat, answer a letter and walk to the mailbox and back 3 times. I spend more time just walking around the 1/2 acre that is my yard. The garden is in the very back and the mailbox is in the very front. I feel like I'm walking laps all day.

I better get back to it.
Learning to play scales on my mandolin.

Goofing around with my juggling rings.

Apple Valley, CA sunset

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Orchestra and Pow-Wow

Yesterday I got to check something off of my BID list (before I die). I got to play in an orchestra in front of a live audience. If Firefly had an orchestra this would be it: a ragtag team of mixed instruments, races, ages, sizes and colors. We had keyboards, violins, guitars, basses, drums, a cello, saxes, a flute and two fifes. I don't know how we all managed to fit on that stage. I only got to play 2 chords but I had a blast. It was at the Victorville Spice of Life Fall Festival.

Today is the Lucerne Valley, CA Pow-wow. I was supposed to share a booth there but my partner canceled. So I'm going to take some crafts with me and a chair, and hang out under a shade tree and watch the folks do what they do. I'm going to make the best of it in whatever way I can. The weather is perfect.

Whatever you do today, have fun.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Works in Progress Wednesday: New and Not So New Fiber Arts

Knitting a scarf that I found in 'Greetings From Knit Cafe. So far it's beige. Two x two ribbing.

I'm almost finished with my red and grey woven tam too.

And I'd really like to get back to quilting today.