It’s still raining, and I’m getting a little bit sick of it. Everything feels kind of damp, one of my skirting boards is sprouting black soot, and I can’t get out in the garden to mow my lawn. I’m not sure that the last one is such a bad thing, I may have mentioned previously that I hate mowing, but it doesn’t stop growing just because it is raining and if it gets too long it will be harder to mow later.
Plus all the grey is really putting a dampener on my mood and my energy levels, and I get tired because I don’t sleep. It’s not just me, it feels like the whole city is kind of on edge. I don’t think psychologically we have really recovered from the flooding last year yet. Even though we have had nowhere near as much rain, it’s not in the right catchments etc and mentally you know that we are not going to flood there is an emotional response to the rain now that wasn’t there before.
As for progress on my goals – not a lot.
Words written – none. The problem is I have about 15 possible beginnings, 2 possible endings and no idea what happens in the middle. I know I am just going to have to pick one and go with it and I can change it later if I need to, but I am not quite ready to abandon possible stories and go with one yet.
BMI – no change. I was doing alright at the start of the week but kind of had a chocolate blowout towards the end which undid all my good work.
Places visited – 1 . Actually made some progress on this one. Would have been more without the rain dampening my efforts. I went to Sew Creative in Gatton. I know it’s a Patchwork shop, but I had never been there before. It’s been on my list of places that are quite close by but not close enough to be convenient and that I probably should check out at some point. Plus I now know that a return visit to the area is probably justified to see some of the other stuff that I would have stopped to see if it wasn’t for the fact that it was raining.
I am going to have to find other places to visit besides patchwork shops though, because otherwise I will go bankrupt. Spent far too much money yesterday. I realised during the week that the reason my rotary cutter blades were going blunt really quickly was because my cutting mat was stuffed so I bought a new one that is bigger and quite cool because it rotates, as well as about 10 metres of fabric (to use to put together some of my 1000 quilt blocks) and also some bigger rulers. I spent so much money the shop lady actually gave me a discount, which was very nice.
Nothing finished quilt wise, but definitely some progress towards something that will be finished soon. I should have taken a photo of the shop so I can keep a visual record of all the new places I visit, but I think I would have felt like a bit of a crazy lady taking a photo of someones shop. You will have to make do with a picture of my new cutting mat and rulers. I was a bit disconcerted by the brightness of the rulers at first, but they do make cutting a whole lot easier.