I struggled with motivation yesterday. Oh, it started out well enough but then I got sidetracked. The thing that sidetracked me was necessary but then I let it go on too long. I ended up way off track for the day. It is a sad thing but alas, there is grace.
The sad thing is that I didn’t do something fun like read a book or crafty fun, like knit, crochet, painting, or tangling. I was doing something totally un-fun: looking for a new box for our internet. The old one died and I was trying to get it replaced. It died sneakily because it still has a power light on even though it isn’t working properly . . . very sneaky.
I got a lot of my special stocking stuffer order yesterday. It was a lot of fun to open each of the packages to see which ones had come. So far I’m pleased with the items. One thing I did before ordering each item, was to look at the dimensions and pull out a tape measure to see how big each thing was. This was especially necessary since most item sizes were given centimeters, with which I’m so unfamiliar. It helped realize the actual size of things before I ordered them. I got one item for my mother that I think is pretty nice and she’ll be able to use. I got a really different item for my middle sister that I know she is going to love. I even got one for myself but Tiffany wouldn’t let me open it up and investigate all that was there; it’s an accessory kit for knit and crochet. I didn’t see what all it had in it but there are a lot of cool little gadgets. (I like putting gifts in the Christmas stockings that are inexpensive. I spend $1, $2, mostly but have recently increased my stocking stuffer budget so that I can include a $5 item in each. )
I was working on a knitted dishcloth last week and ran out of yarn. I was very saddened by this. I didn’t have any more yarn and didn’t want to buy any more. Unfortunately I do not know how to rip out rows and pick it back up with knit like I do with crochet. So I unwound it all and started over. I’m halfway done with it again and made it two rows shorter, which should give me more than enough yarn to complete it without it being too much smaller.
I ordered about a fourth of my Christmas presents this week. It’s always fun! I love Christmas! I love the whole holiday season! I love getting gifts people love. I love it all, the baking, the traditions, the fellowship, and the love.
I realized the other day that the next church fun night is next Friday! I need to get my games all lined up. Tiffany and I will have a fun and busy week, next week.
I worked on the recipe indices this week, so you should see them start to appear on the menu bar soon. I’d put it up already, but I’m having to go back through every Tasty Tuesday post and some tags, categories, and feature images. After I get the recipe indices done, I’ll work on a gallery for my Zentangle tiles, and then some of the more important posts for Marriage Monday and Thoughtful Thursday. I hope these will be a blessing to you as I am able to get them online.
Well, I’ve really rambled a lot today. Clearly my mind is going in many directions. It appears that I’m already in holiday mode, which is actually quite fun.
Until next time, God bless,