I'm back, hopefully recharged and ready to go.
August was a difficult month. Mother had Another Episode early in the month, and there were some other things going on that had to be addressed and handled. At one point, I mentioned to Dearly Beloved that I'd really like to take a vacation from my life.
What I was envisioning was a week somewhere totally disconnected and all alone, just me by myself--the phone for emergencies, but no TV, tablet, computer, or other tech. I envisioned oceanfront where I could watch the waves roll in and out, or a porch on a mountain cabin with a stream running by. I'd take a stack of books and maybe some needlework and just relax.
Well, that wasn't possible at such short notice. And I'd probably be loony-toons in about three days.
Dearly Beloved suggested that I just drop everything that wasn't absolutely necessary.
So I did.
I conferred with The Saint and Mother's retirement home about future plans for her care. I went to work. I did laundry. The rest of the time, I just puttered. I didn't even thread a needle for about a week.
While I was puttering, I decided to go through the stash and eliminate anything I didn't plan to stitch.
That backfired. I kept finding things I wanted to do.
So I decided to go back to my usual stitching routine--stitch on whatever strikes my fancy, whenever it strikes it. If I finish something, good. If I don't, whatever.
This is hard for someone who is a goal-oriented, list-making perfectionist, but it's nice to have something in my life that I don't have to do by any kind of deadline.
And that brings me to blogging. I thought about giving it up. It would be one less thing on my list of things to do.
But I do enjoy writing when I have time and something to say. It also helps me keep track of projects. So I'm going to stagger on with the blog for a bit longer.
And I did go back to Frances Burwell and finish the band I was working when I hit the wall.
Am I going to continue work on this? Or am I going to pull something else out of the stash or the basket and work on it for awhile?
You'll know as soon as I do.