Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Yarnarian has melted down.

WIPs (aka Works in Progress)

I've had a 3 year melt-down. When I retired 3 years ago in March, I decided to do what I want when I want, and how I want. Sounds good, no? NOT. Hedonism, as much as I like the idea, is not what I do best. I'm at my peak when I have a list of "what's on tap for today", aka wotft.

I my youth, way back in the middle ages, whenever I had a vacation day, or when I was home with the kids, or whatever, I'd start off the day with the wotft. And it worked beautifully. At the end of the day, I could point to some accomplishment and feel very good about myself. Some people are naturally organized; I'm not one of them. Any organization in my chaotic life is amazing, and wotft is about the only way I can accomplish it.

So, the last few days, I've been back to wotft, and I'm a much happier camper. And today's wotft is the following:

1. Update the blog. Check, am doing that.

2. The never-ending laundry. Where does it all come from?

3. Mail out yarn packages. I hate doing this only because it's boring. Necessary but boring, but I can be adult sometimes and just do it.

4. Make phone calls. Ditto on the boring stuff. Plus I hate talking on the phone. I won't even keep my cell on. Never did like it and never will. I miss facial cues.

5. Dinner! Something with tuna fish. Maybe a casserole. I haven't made one in a long time, and it's cool today, so I can do it without the sweat factor. And anyhow, I love tuna casserole.

6. Fun stuff: Work on a forgotten lace shawl, because I love it, and really would like to wear the thing sometime before the end of the century. Work on the Linus blankie, the new den blankie, and such. Work on a little scarf that I started, and that I think I like a lot. Work on the secret project.

7. Read my book and drink tea.

Does that sound organized?
wotft, here I come.

andrea - If I can remember what I did there. It was a while ago.

1 comment:

andrea said...

I love, love love that blue colored skein of yarn you are working with. Will you dye me one???


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