Almost a month off is about all I can take...I've got to do something creative again or I'm going to go batty.
I started on Susan's next year's Hallo present last weekend, but ran out of wire about half an hour into it. (I know it seems really early to start already, but of all the projects spinning through my mind that want to be worked on, that one shouted the loudest.) I had to start over this weekend, since I couldn't find more of the same wire at either Ben Franklin, JoAnne's or Michaels, which I searched during the week on my lunch hours. That's what I get, I suppose, for starting the project with material I knew I didn't have enough of, that's been in my stash for who knows how many years...
I like the new wire better, it's a bit thicker and I like the colors better. I'm using two colors of wire (brown and gunmetal) for more depth and dimension. After a couple of hours of work I came to the conclusion that I need to wear gloves while manipulating it...I'm rubbing the skin off my fingers.
What I need to do...what I should be doing instead...is to start a list of the projects I want to do so that it's easier to decide what to work on next and so I don't forget them. I always meant to start a journal to keep track but never got around to making the journal...I should just buy one of the shelf somewhere. Hmmm...maybe that's what I'll tell Kate I want for my birthday...although, I just placed an order for an iPod Classic yesterday, and had endless shrimp at Red Lobster on Saturday (had to go early, endless shrimp ends before my birthday gets here), so asking for more may be greedy.
Speaking of time off and birthdays...I'm taking a vacation the week of
Thanksgiving. We're having my family over for dinner on Thursday, but
other than that, I've got the whole week to tie up unfinished odds and
ends that are weighing me down. I should start a to-do list...the top
of which needs to be "clean my studio!". My studio is so messy
and depressing right now that I worked with the wire out on the dining
room table...I just couldn't face being in there and am so unmotivated
to straighten it up.
It snowed all day yesterday, which didn't help my blah mood any. I'm just not ready for the cold and the wet and the mess of winter. Besides which, I'm not done with fall yet...I've still got flower stems to cut back, flower beds to mulch over, leaves to rake... Matt's already cleaned the yard once, and it's all covered with leaves again...the maples haven't dropped them all yet.