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Stars and Doldrums...

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Here is a pic of one of the Scandinavian folded fabric stars, it is a bit bright, I think I prefer one in more Christmas-y colors or in more muted tones. But I think it is still beautiful! This one went to my neighbor, B, so he has something to brighten his room year round and to remember me by and remember that he is loved.

I find that when I am not busy actively doing something, I get a severe case of the doldrums. Needless to say, I'm getting a lot done. But once I get into the doldrums, it is hard to kickstart myself out of it again! I'm finding that Mel Robbins 5 second rule really helps (when I remember it!). Listening to my happy music helps too. Planning projects and then doing the projects helps a lot. I'm doing a lot of sewing and work with fabric. I'm going to listen to Mel Robbins 5 second rule book on Audible today, I think. While I work on projects, of course.

So, I'm making a lot of things! I found some 'how to use up your fabric scraps' things on Pinterest. Or rather, they found me (were sent to my email). And some of the cutest things were on there! Button bobby pins made with fabric scraps (using a button kit), how to make a wash cloth soap holder (that you know I'm taking to the next level and making cute!), wristlet keychains, all the things! I am in love with the bobby pins the most, so you know I got some deals on that shopping yesterday online and they get here Tuesday! But then again most of my sewing will be Christmas presents... But I'm finding if I only do things for others and don't do some small things for me throughout the day, I get frazzled.

Speaking of which, I've been so busy with all the cleaning and prepping and Christmas gift-making, that I have not been taking good care of me. And that has got to stop. I promised myself to start small. Today I will make sure to drink all my water and to do my PT. Same tomorrow. Monday I will start with more exercises. I've at least been making sure to get my eye drops every day! Don't want my eye to get infected! But I need to take better care of me. Needless to say, I have been frazzled! And that is why! So taking better care of me is at the top of the list! Making two Christmas gifts a day, one star or other ornament and then do things for me. Whether it is crafting of some sort, working out (must make that a priority!), or some other form of self care, I need to take better care of me. Going to bed earlier is a must. I have to start getting up earlier, so need to go to bed earlier. Kids break for Thanksgiving week totally messed with my sleep schedule! I feel like it has been weeks, not days, LOL!

Well, off to do more projects!



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