Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Just checking in.

Hello, readers. Things have been very busy around here, but not busy with sewing. Frankly, I'm not feeling inspired to sew right now. I started a pair of Jacob Pants for Joe for KCW, and I got as far as the pin tucks, darts, and pockets, and then I stalled. Something is psychically holding me up - maybe it's having to change the serger thread (it's not that bad, I don't know why it always feels like such a hurdle), or that I don't like the way the pockets are finished (I got to the part about finishing the pockets and was like ... "Seriously? Seriously? No way."), or a growing sense I have that I am just not in love with the way this pattern is written.  There is a lot of jumping around in the instructions, and all for a pair of pants that look a lot like the Parsley Pants but are more complicated to make. Hrm.

I dunno. I think I will finish them. But I am uninspired.

Then sometime last week, I had one of those moments at work where I realized I was totally overloaded.  It is funny how it tends to creep up on a person - for weeks, I am aware of being very busy, and having a long to-do list, and of being a bit behind. But then one or two things go slightly differently than planned, and BAM, it's official. I cannot do it all and I need to reach out for help from my colleagues and pull in some outside help and do some reprioritizing. Things are much calmer again. It happens, it's not that big a deal, it is part of the job - I try to plan for contingencies, but you can't plan for everything. But when it happens, other things in my life tend to go on hold for a bit while I get it all sorted out.

I did reorganize our desk and get our tax stuff together. And I cleaned the area under the sink and inside the microwave. That was gnarly! So I have been making some progress with my New Year's resolution to get a little more control over my house and my stuff. Hopefully this process will help clear more mental space for creativity.

And Joe and I both got haircuts. Joe enjoyed the process of getting his hair cut a whole lot less than I did (sensory hell, anyone? it was awful!), but it's over now and we're looking good!


Just truckin' along over here!

4 comments:

  1. Cute haircuts! And glad to hear that things are feeling more balanced again. As for the pants, I look forward to hearing your final assessment. That pattern kept popping up on KCW and it looked interesting. Have you make the parsley pants before?

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  2. Awe, you guys look fantastic! Hopefully life calms down a big t soon and your sewing mojo comes back! And I'm embarrassed to even think what the area under my sink looks like...

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  3. You both look great. Give Joe a little hug for me. See you this weekend.

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  4. I just cleaned out our freezer! And I was thinking 'I want to tell Inder' :D So I say YAY to your inside microwave and under sink jobs. WELL DONE! And sorry you've been feeling overwhelmed. I am glad you have been able to delegate and sort it out a bit. And great haircuts!

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