Here is how I am spending my few days of break (where children are at school and I am not)...
Tuesday - moved furniture and vacuumed under couches. Then moved couches all around the living room before deciding that there really is only one orientation that works for them. Also assembled a new shelf and hung it and put stuff up. Shelves are helping control the clutter... moving things not often used up into more decorative shelvevs so that the bookshelves can be used to actually put things away that we need access to.
Wednesday - binge watched Timeline and knit a whole bunch just for fun (not beading to build up my stock). It was fun. Now that I have decided to only do a few shows a year I feel less pressure to bead all the time. And more able to flex between artsy things. Also got a haircut at a local shop. From someone who lives a few blocks from me. Nice to support the neighborhood.
Thursday - taking some time to write. Even thought my chromebook is missing the 5 key. I just won't look at it. Thankful for touch-typing. Also will not use the five key again. That just felt icky. Ugh.
Friday - meeting Spouse for lunch.
I think this is a good example of a balanced way to spend the break. I should be able to do things like this even when the children are present. Instead of just sitting around doing nothing while they play video games.
Elder boy wants to learn to make quiche. Might do that today.
I was thinking today of things that I have made in excess and then sold to other people:
button-jointed teddy bears
polar fleece baby booties
flannel quilt (okay there was only one of these)
felt christmas ornaments
What an odd assortment. Never sold any of my knitting, but i did teach classes on knitting socks, double-knitting and intarsia.
Grateful Crap: crafty stuff and a local coffee shop. Also, touch typing and the clunky QWERTY keyboard I have learned to love.
Quaker, teacher, parent,