Song: “Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe
Like most weekends, this one went by far too quickly. I’m having trouble remembering everything that happened, but that could partially be because of how late it is.
It was a good weekend, though, and I’m feeling better now than when the weekend started. Lots of that has to do with hanging out with and talking with J. We spend a lot of time talking and even though we’ve been married for 17 years and have been together for about 20, we still haven’t run out of new things to talk about.
I played some Star Trek Online this weekend. It’s eight years old but they still haven’t worked out a whole bunch of bugs but it’s… satisfying? Is that the right word? Satisfying to play? Like when you see one of your teammates is getting mangled and you swoop in and save them, that’s pretty satisfying. All three of my characters are interesting and I fiddle around with all of them.
J and I talked a lot about sewing stuff this weekend. Actually, I probably started most of the conversations but she was very patient with me. She stepped in as the voice of reason today, though, and reminded me that I have a tendency to run off in all directions when I’m trying something new and that I should limit myself to just a couple of projects while I’m starting out. That made perfect sense to me.
Since I already have quite a list of things I want to make – some for myself, some for others, and some for charities, I sent my sister a text asking what she thought would be good to make. She used to work in a shelter and has a pretty good idea of what they seem to need. Her suggestions were: mittens, bags, and towels. I would really like to do towels – it would be great hemming practice. Bags would also be pretty good. I would also like to do the mittens but I need some more practice sizing the pattern I have – I’d like to keep it to two or three sizes if possible. J has offered to stop by the fabric store on the way home and pick up some stuff for me but I need to give her a list. I think I’m going to ask for some denim (for bags), some cotton terry cloth for towels, and the cheapest fleece they have so I can practice some more before going crazy on the mittens.
Oh, and did I mention anywhere that the fourth prototype mitten I made only took about 20 minutes (not six hours this time)?
But yes, I need to do some more thinking – not just about what to make and what to make it out of, but how to do it so I get as much satisfaction out of it as possible. Because yes, I really want to be a good person and help others out if I can, but I also enjoy the feeling that I get when I make something for someone with my own two hands and they both like it and use it. It’s a really great feeling.
Oh, I learned something neat today, too – the Fortnite dance is a copy of the Turk dance from Scrubs!
Scrubs was a wonderful show. I miss it – should probably watch it again soon.
But now I must go to bed. Like, two hours ago.