Interested in how I’ve been using my time lately?

I’ve been spending about 5 hours a day in my sewing room.   I love it!

Last Monday’s blog hop was incredibly rewarding.   Reading those posts to our 20-yo selves was moving.   Chloe has a wonderful follow-up that captures perfectly how I was feeling after reading the posts.  Chloe was sweet to even link to my post.
Have you had a chance to read any of the other notes to 20-year-old selves?

Blogging and slogging

I have noted a trend in my life.

By the time early spring rolls around I am in a crafting funk  and cannot seem to find motivation.

This year the blahs have reared their head in the form of a blogging funk.  There is no mustering up the necessary ambition.

So,  here I sit in my jammies, nursing a cold.

I do have an interesting little project in progress.  Once I’m healthy again,  I will post photos. 

It is a wall hanging/art quilt  that will hang in the empty spot on my wall of trees  (will explain that when photos are up).

Hope you are keeping healthy and getting revved up for spring.

(fun side note;  since I’m sitting around today, I figured out how to use the wordpress app on my Nook.   I’m writing this post on it now.  woo hoo)

5 things about me

I talk too much

I do. Blogging is good because it forces me to edit out the nonsense (well…a lot of it anyway). Blogging saves my friends from having to listen to some of my yammering on those days when I am most intensely yamm-ish.

I may be menopausal

Yeah. Possibly TMI. Deal with it.

Being menopausal (or nearly so) doesn’t exactly terrify me. I’m not thrilled either. I think mostly I’m sad about it today. I’m in the process of mourning my youth. Be gentle with me.

My daughter has a friend who raised a sheep last year. She learned that a sheep is called a lamb for the first two year of its life and is referred to as a mutton after that. I haven’t verified these facts…I’m just telling you a little story.


My daughter and I recently saw a woman who was clearly too old to be trying to look as “hot” as she was trying to look and Batgirl just turned and said to me, in her quiet way, “Now there’s a mutton trying to be a lamb.” I laughed way too hard. Yet, I think she made a good point. I’m still wrestling with it.

I don’t believe I try to look “hot” so I think I’m safe on that count. But I’m still a little frazzled with this business of ‘age-appropriateness’. *sigh*

I cook because I have to. I do NOT enjoy it

Let me just hang in my sewing room while someone else takes care of the kitchen. PLEASE. Is it really necessary to eat every day? Really? Every day? *another sigh*

I hate being frugal.

*this sigh speaks entirely for itself*

dogmatism makes me catty

The older I get the less inclined I am to take a hard line on anything. Practically the instant someone begins with a “this is how it should be” sentence, I’ve walked away…either literally or mentally. Occasionally, though, I’m in exactly the wrong frame of mind and I will challenge said dogmatism. I usually regret it.

It’s not that I am afraid of conflict. I’ve just learned that some conflict is a stupid waste of my time. And conflict with someone who is “my way or the highway” is a surer waster of time. If they feel they’ve got God on their side then the time wasting goes up exponentially with each word uttered. That’s when I run.

So there you have it.

I have nothing more to say at this time.

Tell me something about you. That’s much more interesting.

Bear with me while I stir up the dust…

I’m still wading through my negligence. That’s right. Negligence. I didn’t understand the importance of categories and tags when I first began blogging and then I just got lazy and didn’t use them anyway once I DID understand their importance.

So now I pay the price. I am going through all of my old posts and categorizing them and tagging..and getting tired of it.

One good thing has come from this exercise, though. I’m actually liking my little blog. I like my posts.

I have been struggling with unhealthy feelings of shame over my writing and my lack of verve or energy or – I don’t really know how to explain it. Suffice to say that I am feeling intimidate by all of the great blogs I’ve been reading lately.

Susan (of Boonie fame) and I spoke about this yesterday and she has been feeling much the same way. We encouraged one another to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else and just be US. I think her counsel was timely for me. I’m so glad she offered it.

So, while I still have a HUGE category of Uncategorized items I will soldier on and get those posts categorized and tagged – one at a time until I’m finally done! Then I’ll have chocolate. (I’ll probably have chocolate well before that time, too – but whatever…)

For fun: Keep an eye on my Category Cloud and watch the GIANT “uncategorized” waste away.