I have noticed an increased level of "blog dependancy" in myself of late. Rather than knit, I browse the internet to look at other people's knitting. Rather than sew, I spend hours browsing Etsy for fresh pattern ideas... when I have a big box of unused inspiration.
And worst of all, I sit around waiting for people to comment on my blog... and think I have written something offensive / embarrassing when readers come and go without a word.... which is crap and I know it, because how often do I read a blog post and enjoy it and move on without throwing in my tuppence-worth? Pretty often!
This is how it is: next week, The Girl comes home for her last week with me before she leaves for Sixth Form College in London. Until then, it's just me and FL and a dog called Hero... and that, my friends, is what my life will look like all the time pretty soon! And I need to to get into some good habits NOW, before I find myself suffocating to death on the sofa with only my laptop cable peeking out from underneath a pile of FL's discarded newspapers.
So, today I want to make some plans.
Nothing too ambitious.
Just a collecting-together of things I want to do, places I want to go, books I want to read, films I want to see.
Thinking a little bit more long-term. Buying that wooden ironing board to press my hand-embroidered linens upon. Buying a fit-for-purpose receptacle to tackle the newspaper mountain, which is probably the biggest source of stress in my life. I'm not kidding.
And consider the habits I want to get into: EXERCISE! Healthier eating. Making my house into a home. Finishing things I start.
All of which might lead to some changes on the blog as I try to make more of a life for myself.
I thought about taking the blog down altogether, but I think it will help me to document the ups and downs, as long as I am not just doing things in order to write about them. I catch myself doing that sometimes, and it's no good!
Newspaper collector and wooden ironing board from Torquato ...for the same cost as a new washing machine. Scary. But isn't it time to start thinking like an adult? Buying good-quality items that will last me all my days?