I do believe that it is always important to continue to work on improving patience and to practice just being;
I also think that there is nothing wrong with keeping busy and distracted. I think this is helpful to those who have to encounter me everyday especially my husband and perhaps also our contractor. We are in a sort of limbo holding period while we work on our renovations and while I work on having surgery and healing. What I really want is to have all of my adoption paper work done yesterday, be matched and have my travel date; but I am going to be patient and know that everything needs to happen in His time.
Again however to keep my sanity and to save the sanity of everyone else I decided that I needed to work on a project. I do love writing, especially children’s and young adult fiction and I currently have one finished novel that desperately needs editing and another novel that is yet to be finished, but I think I need a project that involves my hands more than my head (though I am looking forward to being a full Nanowrimoer in November).
In tenth grade I took “home economics” which ended up being sewing class because that is all we did. I was horrible at sewing. It took me the entire year to complete one project. While everyone else moved on to making skirts and other useful things I continued to struggle to get the stitching on my doll’s dress correct. Her poor arms and legs ended up being embarrassingly uneven. It is funny how at a young age one failure can be used to blanket many things. I decided at sixteen that if I couldn’t sew I was doomed as a homemaker.
|Edible front garden bed with rosemary, lavender, mint, lemon thyme and some catnip for our kitty.|
I’ve already planted lots of herbs and I’ve prepped everything in anticipation of planting vegetables. I’ve purchased some yarn and knitting needles so I can learn how to knit and I have a book called “
which is meant for small children, but since that seems to be my current sewing
level I felt it was an appropriate place to begin. I’m pretty sure I have enough projects to
last me the next few years. Sewing School
|Interesting and informative book I stated reading.|