That is my setting today. I’m at work. I should be doing…well…work. There’s not a lot to do, but if I get it done now then it’s a whole free afternoon, right? But I want to be doing a billion other creative or crafty type things rather than boring PC-related work.
I want to make some crafty felt stuffies for one of my best friends. She lives in Texas, so every so often we ship each other a box of ‘stuff’. Thing is, I am still putting packages together for three other friends right now. I am SO far behind. It’s what we do. We send care packages since we’re all so damned far apart.
Anyway, I brought my knitting to work with me. I haven’t knitted in months. I am still just learning how to properly cast on etc. I’d like to be able to make blankets for Jason and Jessica. Preferably before the baby is born. (for those who don’t know, Jessica is the baby…she’s due in November at some point)
I also want to learn how to make things out of polymer clay. It’s so rad, I just haven’t had a chance to do anything with it yet. But I’ve always been really into sculpting and clay ‘stuff’.
I have my Aranzi Aronzo Cute Book with me, for inspiration, plus a few Craft magazines, my Stitch N Bitch book, and some craft book I don’t remember buying. Oh, and I have a ‘color it yourself’ folder that I got from the craft store. They’re fun for keeping busy during slow times at work.
I’ve also decided, against better judgment, to plan to do National Novel Writing Month yet again this year. Yes, I am going to be having a baby in November. That leaves me with about 2 weeks to write while also getting ready for a baby. Of course I’ll have 2 weeks off of work before the scheduled c-section, if all goes well. So that should be plenty of time to write! But I need an idea. And do I want to do a children’s novel or do I want to try another grown-up story? I actually completed my novel last year but it sucked. It sucked bad. I only have…4 more months to come up with a story and characters.
Procrastination is all it’s cracked up to be. Here I sit, 30 minutes after I started writing this. I’ve looked through some books, posted on message boards, PMed my friends, and daydreamed.
I think we should all get at least one day a month to just bail from work to be frivolous. I know it would make me more productive. Tomorrow.