[That’s from Dead Poet’s Society] I am a single parent this week. I don’t know how Rylie figured that out so quickly, but she woke up with a fire in her eye Wednesday morning and hasn’t settled down yet. She also opted to eat 2 grown-up size bowls of Zatarain’s black beans and rice with kielbasa for dinner last night. If anyone would like to join me on diaper duty today, I will marry you.
Where is The Boy, you ask? He’s in Guthrie, Oklahoma… and I’ve been singing show tunes all week. He headed South with 2 friends and 9 cows to a big fancy schmancy longhorn auction and won’t be back until Sunday night.
And me? Well, I tend to get extremely scattered-brained when left to my self for any period of time. There are half-started projects everywhere. You know how you start vacuuming, and then pause to move the chair, which leads you to putting the train back in the baby’s room, which causes you to strip her crib sheets, which leads you into the basement by the washing machine where laundry needs to be shifted over, which causes you to put the blankets back in the hope chest, which is right next to the photo albums of your summer at Camp? And all the sudden it’s four hours later and you never got back to the vacuuming. Yeah. That’s me on a good day. It’s worse when The Boy isn’t around to keep me on track. Fortunately, I’m super good under pressure… and everything will be back to normal by Sunday morning. *ahem*
Amidst all the chaos, I have managed to literally tie up a few loose ends around TexasNorth in the crafting department. I have these fits of productivity which end with large bowls of popcorn and old black and white movies.
Stella‘s dress (classic black and white print with red trim, smocking, and straps)
another row on the rag rug (which Abe immediately approved of)
knit market bags (in a new pattern that I can finish in a single evening whilst watching The Office)
a gift canvas for a sweet mom in Georgia
Ahhhh. It’s amazing what I can do when I sit down and pay attention. Unfortunately, this amount of productivity is unlikely to be reproduced again before the turn of the new year. If I am ever able to get my act together for more than one day at a time, I am going to rule the world.
My goal for this weekend is simply to make links for the custom items on the left sidebar. It can be done. I would also like to promise that Ry and I will make it out of our pjs over the next three days, but let’s be realistic… shall we?