Saturday Morning Coffee

Everyone I know has a case of the January’s. It’s a restlessness that comes with the lack of sunlight. One day flows in the next and the next. I work on projects, so I don’t spend all of my time watching TV, doom scrolling on the phone and eating junk food. I admit I have done all of those things a little each day. I am working on decluttering my sewing room and that has spilled over into the rest of the house some, for example, if I see things that don’t belong, I move it. If it’s junk, I pitch it. My husband has been putting a large and complicated piece of equipment together for our garage gym. So far neither of us have finished our project but his is getting near the end.

The system he is adding, with very little help from me, is the back weight stack and pulleys to the squat rack. It will be a pull-down system or functional trainer. I can’t wait to use it! I have been in the gym 4 times this week and I am starting to feel like I am getting a good workout in! I am doing about 10 min cardio and 10 of using weights. Small consistent time spent is adding up over the past month!

I am still working on my sewing room and this weekend is starting to organize the fabric and purge what I am not going to use. I plan to give it to others and donate. It is the part that I am not looking forward to in the project. However, 15 min a day and then it will be done before I know it. I have so much decluttering to do in my entire house, but I won’t get ahead of myself, or I will be very overwhelmed. Sewing room first, going from worst room to the least cluttered.

As you know, I have read and followed many people’s suggestions in organizing, cleaning and being tidy. I think what has fallen away for me over the past year is having my routines in place that help me get things done in small steps. I have not been able to read and comprehend what I am reading well right now either. But I did find this video, which is a summary of Atomic Habits. It flows into what has worked for me in the past, small amounts of time invested into very small, or micro steps to get things accomplished in a consistent manner. That’s how I make a quilt and that’s how I do my job, too!

I did take an afternoon off this week for some much-needed self-care. I got my hair cut and love it much shorter and layered. Then I spend the afternoon sewing my week 12 Sewcialites2 on my new little sewing table! After three months of sewing these blocks, I finally feel like I am starting to remember how to make quilt blocks without a ton of watching tutorials and ripping every seam twice. This week’s blocks went together fast! I believe we are about halfway through the Quilt along.

Well, I am going to get my first bin of fabric and start sorting it. I know it’s going to make a mess and the house is going to look worse before it gets better. I keep telling myself it is all part of the process, trust the process, lol!!

Vicki

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