As a Mom, a writer, a chef, and the all around Jane-of-All-Trades for my house, I rarely ever get time to sit on the couch and just veg.
Today, I just took the day off.
I'm still Mom. I'm still writing. I'm definitely cooking. But, I'm not pushing through a schedule for once.
I sent Chaos to nap. Doc fell asleep. And I cleared the couch off. I picked up all the toys. I pulled out my pile of mending. And I just sat. Sewing, I've discovered, is about the only activity I don't do while standing. Heck- I multi-function so much that I catch up on knitting during nature walks with the kids. Today's mending pile had two stuffed animals and a shirt in it. The stuffed animals were nothing- a quick seam repair and they were back in the respective toy boxes. The shirt, on the other hand, is a real pain in the rear.
Hubby is a big guy. He's 6 foot 4. His shirts are expensive. So, we loved it when his company gave him a stack of high-quality company logo shirts two years ago. The killer came when the company was bought out. Hubby kept his job, but under a new company name. All his shirts became unwearable to work. So, after doing a clothing inventory, I came to a quick conclusion- either I buy him a stack of new shirts or I find a way to remove the company logo.
Guess what I'm doing today? If you said "picking apart embroidery," you'd be right.
I love using a seam ripper--- except on machine embroidery.
Grrr. It's taken me close to three hours to get the first letter off.
Hopefully, I can use this as an excuse to sit and have some me time. (Hopefully I won't get faster at it, either!)