It’s been about 2 months since I started working for myself again and I’ve run into a few people who have asked me: “So what have you been doing?”
Well, I’ll tell you: working. Working like crazy, which is just awesome. I wasn’t expecting to have this many writing projects so soon. I knew I’d be working about 10 hours per week for Inbox Orange, and I figured I’d do a few freelance jobs here and there and then fill in the rest of my time with fun projects and shopping. As it turns out, I’ve picked up a bunch of writing projects through WriterGirl and I rarely have time to leave the computer until it’s time to meet the kids at the bus stop each day. I’m swamped with work and extremely grateful!
Ok, but when I quit my job 2 months ago, I totally had plans to be the next Martha Stewart. I was going to sew, cook, knit and bake my way into the house wife hall of fame. I don’t know if it’s an age thing, or just a passing phase, or perhaps the expected result of playing on Pinterest nonstop for the last few months I was trapped at my day job. I just know I feel crafty.
Slight problem: I’m not crafty.
But that hasn’t stopped me. Before Christmas, I learned to knit and produced a lovely, um, we’re not exactly sure what. Luckily my Mother in Law was able to turn it into a neck warmer, which I gave to Thomas, who did not seem thrilled. (Alas, I had imagined more of a Norman Rockwell moment. Hey, I pretend to love the stuff he makes me!)
Then John gave me a sewing machine for Christmas! Last night, after carefully considering John’s fear that I would sew my fingers together, I took an old sheet and made my first “practice” curtain. Despite being the ugliest curtain ever made, I think the whole thing went well.
So what’s next on the crafting list? I’m back to knitting; this time it’s a real scarf for John.
I also dragged John to the fabric store and made him help me pick out material to make curtains in the kitchen or den.
Next up, I’m going to start cooking a few recipes I’ve marked in Bluegrass Winners. That will have to be a whole other post, though. While I excel at eating, I’m not sure these 10 step recipes are going to be my thing.
So there you have it: What I’ve been doing with my time. Now tell me what you’ve been doing with yours. If it seems more interesting than sewing lopsided curtains, I may join you.