But bear with me here. There are a few things I'm determined to re-solve for the last time in 2012, and my blog-dignity is going to hold me to them.
1. I will get up at 6am everyday.
Like a typical Gemini, I have a significant struggle with time. I'd rather be in the moment
than in the minute. Currently, I wake up about 5am, go back to bed, and engage in a
perfectly pointless lolling for another 2-3 hours before eventually
rising in a panic of lateness and rushing to work. It does not a lovely
morning make. This habit is too pervasive to dislodge with pure
willpower (believe me, I've tried). Since my attempts to convince the
Rest of the World to share my 10am-2am working hours have miserably
failed, I have developed A Plan.
Yesterday (at 11:30am, when I got up), I found this Pavlovian article. It is refreshingly unlike the usual drivel about going to bed earlier, so I'm giving it a try - a real, no-excuses, 30-day commitment. Even on weekends.
In the evening I actually practiced seven reps of
waking up to an alarm. My husband supportively smothered his laughter.
Then I was up until 2am. I did pop out of bed at 6am to my alarm
(victory!), but it was cold, dark, and pointless-- no work today, and
nothing much to do. I climbed back in til 9:30. Let's hope for greater success tomorrow.
2. Each day, I will spend at least 15 minutes sewing.
Good for the blog, good for the soul.
3. Each day, I will spend 15 minutes stretching.
can be hard on the body, not to mention all the other craziness we put
our physical selves through. I'm going to help undo the tension with
some simple stretches.
Time is precious. In 2012, I want to get more out of my time, using it more wisely and naturally. Hopefully these little adjustments will do the trick.
Speaking of which, let's get to the quilting already:
(It's tough to see in the photo, but each of those blues is a different shade.)
See what I mean about the stress??
On a happier note, I've finished the blocks for Mumu, yay!
Each block measures 27" square.
I end up making a lot of square quilts.
But I think this one will be large enough that it doesn't matter (about 93" square).
It's been a bit cold and cloudy here - not too much sunlight in the sewing area.
But you get the idea. I can't wait to show you the quilt top soon!