I feel like I've just been a big, sluggy, slobby waste of flesh today. I guess what's bothering me most is that I haven't made good use of my precious time, and I'm feeling guilty now and having myself a pity party. Wah, wah, wah.
I think the problem is (us) slowing down. That is to say, when we finally have a day to slow down, we kinda collapse, right? We're all so busy and go-go-go these days that to try to return to a "normal" (what's that?) day backfires.
And, it's not that I got nothing done today. I got a (very) little start on the #@*! DISASTER that is this house and the garage. First the arts festival, then moving out of my office. The garage is CRAMMED with stuff, and the majority of the lower story of the house is the same. I am to the point of being SO SICK OF ALL THIS STUFF right now! I don't like the word 'crap', but it seems fitting: I have too much CRAP. Flat out.
And, while I want to systematically sort through everything into keep, sell, & recycle piles as I pick up each thing . . . THE HOUSE/GARAGE ARE TOO FULL OF THE CRAP TO FIND SPACE TO DO THE SORTING! Bah, I say! BAH!
But, back to those "good thoughts" (deep, calming breaths . . .), I also got my Christmas letter nearly completely written, start to finish. And, I got a decent little amount of wood cutting done in what felt like frigid (8 degree) temperatures. And, some office work done with that computer set up in its new place here at home. Problem is, the location is about as far away from the router as is possible, and the many walls in between are providing a bit difficult for the wireless Internet signals. Case in point, I tried to send an e-mail to a photography client today that contained just two images (albeit full-size) . . . and it n-e-v-e-r sent. Did I mention? BAH!
Fortunately, I have enough Ethernet cable to hard-wire things, AND I found an already-drilled hole where I can run it. So, that's on the docket for tomorrow. I am already missing my high-speed Internet access that I had in town, tho!
What else? I spent a HUGE chunk of the day winding about HALF of a really good skein of yarn into a (yes, single) pom-pom for The Peanut's birthday ice skates . . . only to have it be too fat to tightly tie and then pull off the forms. Couldn't BELIEVE how much yarn and time it took. And all for naught. How do you know when you have ENOUGH yarn to make the pom-pom "solid" but not too much so the damn thing won't come off the forms & tightly tie?? Bah. Now I'm left with a really expensive, jam-packed-with-yarn pom-pom that's sure to fall apart with the first hardy shake. Sigh. I'm going to save it and douse it in catnip for the cats' Christmas present. Then I'll be picking pieces of red yarn off the floor until Easter. Gah!
And, there ya have it. A big, fat waste of a day. And now there's a fat cat sitting on my forearms, making it very difficult to type. Although, I did teach her that she's not allowed on the laptop's keyboard, so I guess I should be . . . grateful? Bah.