Have you ever felt that when things are really busy for you, that your attention is being pulled in fifteen different directions, that attention isn’t whole? That your attention tends to fragment and splinter and so each issue, each project that is demanding your attetion only gets a fragment of it? Because that is exactly how I feel right now. For the last month, I’ve had more than a handful of different things clamoring for my notice and it’s almost made me become ADD or something. I have a hard time concentrating on any one thing at any one time. My brain is so full of thoughts that I am routinely forgetting things that I want to (or NEED to) do.
I’m not a fan of this.
I’m hoping to get things under control SOON. And maybe, just maybe, once things are under control then I can start truly giving this poor neglected blog the attention it deserves. I swear, the Blog Gods are going to come and take away my blog if I can’t start taking care of it properly.
I finished my first paid custom pair of longies late last week and they got shipped off in the mail on Saturday. I am beyond happy with how they came out. And I’m not even a fan of orange! These pants are so bright and happy and fun that it truly was a pleasure to knit them. I really hope their new owner loves them as much as I do.
Speaking of which, I’m thinking of doing a craft blog. Okay, I just heard your brain explode over there. I know it seems extremely foolish to start ANOTHER blog when I can’t even give the ones I already have the time of day anymore. But before you chuck something at my head, I was thinking of having it be a ground-zero for keeping track of my customs list and posting pictures of my projects and maybe some tips and tricks as I think them up. Yeah? Good idea, huh? So that’s one of the things that I’m trying to do but due to the fragmented attention, not so much yet.
I just got this fabulous diaper late last week. It was one of the “SYOF” diapers (which basically stands for Send Your Own Fabric… sort of like a custom) that I was lucky enough to get in on. It’s not my Holy Grail Diaper (that would be Wine Country) (and yes, I realize it’s fairly absurd to have a Holy Grail Diaper) but it’s way up there and I am beyond excited to have it. Evie’s 1st Birthday outfit is sorta based around this diaper (provided I can concentrate long enough to plan/purchase/acquire the rest of the outfit!).
Harry has been having fun playing on my old-n-busted laptop while he’s on break from school this month. And I thought this was too cute where the two little ones were clustered around him watching him play (Evie was trying to help, apparently). I love these little moments where my three kids are coexisting peacefully together. It helps make up for the times that Harry pushes Liam down or Liam chucks his sippy cup at Evie’s head.
Yep. Those are my diapers. All of the ones I have (so far) (I have at least two on the way), minus a plain one called “Iced Lolly” that Evie had worn to bed and was therefore sullied. It’s kind of ridiculous how much I love these diapers, mostly because they work so damn well and look so damned cute at the same time. (Seriously, ya’ll, NO BLOWOUTS. EVER.) Actually, I’m not sure I love Swords and Roses (the newest one and the one next to the pink kitty diaper). But I’m trying to ignore that little voice that says, “SELL!”
On Saturday we drove over to Portola (about 30 minutes away to the north-west in Northern California) to hang out at a cabin with my sister in law and her family. It was very snowy and pretty there. I took this picture from the (dry and warm) back step. I love my new camera and it’s bodacious zoom.
I love snow. I love everything about it. Well okay, maybe not driving in it. But everything else for sure. And I love playing around with the manual setting on the new camera, particularly the manual focus. Hee!
Harry got a chance to go sledding while we were there and his feet didn’t freeze up and fall off despite the fact that he forgot to bring his boots.
It actually kinda kills me how big he’s getting. He needs to KNOCK THAT OFF.
There has been a lot of snow and storm this weekend. We were supposed to go back to the cabin on Sunday but they got like TWO FEET of snow so we decided OH HECK NO. We stayed in town where we did not get two feet of snow but rather some cold and miserable “wintery mix”. I think I would have rather had the two feet of snow.
And then yesterday was just a “free day”. God, I love three day weekends. Of course, now I’m going to be messed up all week long about what day it actually is. Which doesn’t help my whole resolution to get things under control in my life. This week I want to accomplish (in no particular order):
- starting the craft blog
- finishing the last minute special customs I’m knitting for my mom
- finish setting up my Hyena Cart shop
- return to posting here EVERY DAY
- post a couple things to my cloth diaper blog
- delete the Christmas songs off my iPhone to free up some much needed room
- reorganize my yarn stash and take inventory on what I have
- take inventory on my knitting needles and other knitting notions
- laundry and more laundry and then after that? laundry
- dye the yarn I bought
- see if I can’t find a reasonable scale somewhere that will measure ounces and grams
Okay. I think that’s all there is. For now, at least. So what are you hoping to get done this week? I’m hoping none of you are feeling as fragmented as I am right now because it’s not a terribly happy feeling. Happy Tuesday, ya’ll!