Sunday, June 5, 2016
I am actually writing this on Saturday afternoon. I have much more time to get to the desk top on that day then I do on Sunday. Trust me, there is not going to be much of a change in the next 12 hours.
Actually, there isn't much change from last weeks post. I am still working on socks and the C2C baby blanket. I worked on at least one of them each day. Here is the issue......I am kind of in a crafting funk. I don't know why, I just don't feel much like crafting for long periods of time. You don't think it has anything to do with our weather, do you. The high today is to be close to 117 F and this whole week has been over 100 F. Let's face it.....that is just blasted hot. Our only saving factor is.......our humidity is only at 4%, so far. Next month will see the temps drop back to the low 100's but the humidity will start to climb as we prepare for our monsoon season.
In most areas of the world, monsoons mean lots of rain........here in the deserts of Arizona it usually means a huge dust storm followed by a brief light rain to mess everything up. I will say it is my favorite 'season' here. I am not fond of the heat and humidity, but the storms are glorious to watch. Lots of lightening, thunder, dust and gorgeous sunsets because of all that dust. My dogs do not agree with me though. They hunker down and burrow under my arms and shiver like little chihuahuas. Oh ya, they are half chihuahua.
So anyway........with all this heat, the last thing I have wanted to do is, play with yarn. Normally socks would be appealing to me, but not right now. I might have to cast on a dishcloth and do a quick knit to get inspired again. But even that doesn't hold any appeal to me. WOW, I am really a humbug right now. I have even been perusing Ravelry for interesting patterns for fiber I have lingering in my stash......nothing jumps out at me.
I am still journaling daily and making daily to do lists in that journal. I do include knit/crochet daily as well as reading. I feel, if I did not write it, it wouldn't happen.
Could it be because I had a birthday this week and I am older by a year? I mean, the only other time my birthday bothered me was when I turned 40. I am well past that and thought I had gotten over the age thing.
Could it be because I looked in the mirror and saw an 'old' lady staring back at me? Or is it because since stopping smoking I have gained about 10 pounds and need to get it off along with another 35? Maybe it is because I feel I really don't have any real down time anymore. Seems I am going and doing from the time I get up until well after dinner. I know I had more 'me' time when I worked. What happened?
Oh well, surely this mood will pass and I will get back to being the me I know and love. So I will sit down and read other people's blogs and watch their productive lives. Maybe that will inspire me to grab my needles and hooks and get to making.
I am off to get ready for Mass and then probably will have a nice evening out with family and friends. So until next time......
Happy Crafting (I hope)