Sunday, January 4, 2009

Up and (almost) running!

Whew............. I made it through a long day of work yesterday, we started with our bride at 10:30 a.m. and rolled in at 11:15 p.m. With much care and more than a few Aleve it was all good. Don't get me wrong, I definitely did not have the flexibility that I should have, and didn't push anything. Getting down on the ground to fluff a dress or smooth a veil was kind of dicey. No one seemed to have known that I've been down for the count so I count that as a victory.

It's a bit overwhelming to know that today is the 4th of January and the Christmas decorations are still up, depressing really. Never in my life have I had anything up past the first. That task looms large but I have guests coming tomorrow evening so in all reality getting things completely down is not going to happen. (Remember, I'm on the pace yourself plan!) No doubt I can get everything down outside and with luck can pull down the rest of it-- minus the tree-- by tomorrow afternoon.

Have you ever noticed that when all of the Christmas comes down there seems to be more cleaning to do behind it all? Me too, kind of depressing if you ask me!

The backstory is that as I get things set to right there won't be much accomplished on the quilt in progress or the sweater for that matter. I'm learning that it is not a race! Although it feels like one, I'm not going to let the uber productiveness of knitters and quilters around me to make me feel like a slug nor am I going to let it stress me out. I refuse to call it a resolution of any sort, I mean why set yourself up for failure and frustration! Instead I'll try a very laid back approach when it comes to creative pursuits.

In the meantime as I finally give some thought to fresh starts and watch the new year begin to unfold I thought a new look for the blog might give me a little perk.

I'll be venturing out to knit with the ladies today for the first time in what seems like forever. Hopefully I can sit and enjoy for more than half an hour before having to change positions. If not, it'll be okay, no stress, right?

So far.............................................. so good.


PamKittyMorning said...

Love the new look!

Jenny Girl said...

Cute new background.

My house always feels empty too. No cheer around :(