Staying up through the down time

Monday, January 31, 2011

Today is a bright and sunny day, but we're expecting more snow. I went out today in my car for the first time in about a week, and spent time worrying last night if I should or could. It felt good to be out and about, but now I am back to getting winter tasks done around the house and so glad for the time to do so. My dream is to organize a wonderful craft room to meet all my creative needs. Staying up through the down times requires a task such as this.
I like being home because I am so much more able to regulate my eating and plan my day. Most people think it's time for a run or a walk outdoors when they get snack-hungry, but since neither of those activities are available to me, I just pick up another bag or box and start sorting through. I'm a crafter, and now have almost all of my collection of yarn skeins gathered into one canvas sack, and am ready to fill another one. Soon I will be able to say the scattered skeins have all been coralled like sheep in a pen, with not a stray in sight, and ready to be used for any project that comes my way. I've probably lost a pound or two besides, due to the activity that took me away from food and accomplished a long-desired task.
I have been finding that not only do I have to keep my hands busy, but my mind as well. I tend to think about food an awful lot, and thinking for me leads to doing; If I mentally search my pantry and fridge for the next bite, that can lead to trouble. But if I'm searching the house for stray craft items: yarn, beads, scrapbook papers, etc., that's a win-win outcome. You know the old saying: "Idle hands are the devil's workshop." Well devil be gone; when the Spring comes I will have a beautiful craft room put together just in time to make some pretty spring clothes in a smaller size in my new workshop.
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  • JCFLEM52
    Way to channel those cravings into creative endeavors...that's thinking and not just giving in to impulses!
    3476 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2011 3:20:22 PM
    Haha! Congrats on beating the 'devil' with keeping busy with crafts. I too mentally will search for the next bite, so I may start to find ways to keep my idle hands (and mind) busy.

    I hope your craft room comes together smoothly!
    3476 days ago
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