Toward the end of last month I found myself being a real ol' Ms. Cranky Pants. It took a while but it finally dawned on me that I had fallen right back into my old rut of working on all the "should do" tasks all day long and not taking any time for the relaxing, feel-good things I've said I was going to do in the months of January and February.
How easily we fall back into our old habits without even realizing we've done so. This has shown me I need to reorganize my work day so I regularly (not just in the [slow - ha!] months of January and February) schedule in time to read, watch movies, quilt, knit and do some of the things I always say I don't have time to do, but actually do . . . if I make them a priority. And, for heaven's sake, we all know that the To Do List will NEVER get done, no matter how many waking hours we spend working on it.
It's taken me a few days (gotta ease back into this) to get my thinking rearranged again, but I hope I'm back on the right track again now.
This is the last pair of socks I've finished. Still not crazy about the way the design turned out, but they'll prove to be good, serviceable socks all the same. (Geesh, just noticed the feet look enormous and the tops look skimpy, but it's just the angle of the photo.)
I've already started on another pair. Anybody keeping track of how many pairs this will be that I've knitted? (Me neither. I'd have to go count.)
And the most recent crocheted rag rug I've made. The next rug is going to be made with some jazzy, bright, spring-like colored fabrics someone gave me. I can't think of anything else I'd use the material for so this rug can provide a chirky splash of color to use when spring starts to make an appearance. (Which also means the rug will get smudged with muddy foot, or paw, prints in short order.)
It's been too long since I've had a good supply of burger buns on hand so I got busy this afternoon and made these. Being a person who needs to see the fruits of her labor at the end of the day, baked goods fill the bill about as much as something knitted or crocheted or sewn. Baking homemade bread of one sort or another is definitely one old habit I have no desire to break.
Home Canned Pork and Beans
2 hours ago