Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Screwing up my routine
A normal day for me starts with being woken up by a child telling me “it’s good morning mom”. It’s not usually said in the nicest of voices which leads to believe that it may in fact not be a “good morning”. Still, this is enough to get me to drag my tired butt out of bed.
Once up, I waddle into the kitchen to put the pot on for tea and get some juice for the Good Morning Girl. I then continue the waddle into the living room and sit down with my lap top. I check emails, orders and then write my blog post.
It’s my way of starting my day. Until yesterday I didn’t realize how much of an important weekday routine this was. I never thought I had a routine. I definitely have a routine. That was my routine. I liked my routine.
So what happens when I don’t have my routine?
I stare at the wall.
I literally have no idea what-so-ever as to what I’m going to do with myself when I can’t start my routine in the proper way. Sure I still get woken up and I get my tea and Good Morning Girl gets her juice. Then I sit down and if the internet isn’t working I sit there without knowing what to do.
I may have orders to fill. But I can’t get to them.
I may have emails to answer. But I can’t read them.
I always have something to blather on about. But I can’t load my inane writing and little pictures.
I look at my knitting and wonder if it’s ok to start out my day doing that. It’s a workday, but I wouldn’t be working. Is that acceptable? If I start my day knitting I know that I will finish my day knitting. I will also fill in the middle of my day with knitting. In other words, I might as well consider the day as an unscheduled “day off” because there won’t be any real work done.
I should have ignored Good Morning Girl and stayed in bed with my knitting. Of course the rumor was that Mr. Adelphia fixit man was coming between 1 and 3 in the afternoon so I had to get up at some point. It was worth it, as you can tell I got my internet back but not fully until Husbeast worked his magic when he got home and had good homecooked leftovers.
What did I accomplish?
I moved further out of Sleeve-town:
Oh yeah. The sleeves and 3+ inches of the body are done for the little Good Morning Girl. But that wasn't all:
Retro prep's sleeves are done and after casting on for the body 3 times I finally got it right and am starting on the bottom ribbing.
Today it's back to work as usual.