I’m Sorry We Do This*

I’m on hold. With Apple. It’s OK. It’s only 11 more minutes. She apologized. I will have to go to work at some time, that’s for sure. I’m relieved that it’s a short week…but I still need to get through the day. I’m deeply in need of sleep (always) and exercise (always) and some quiet hours away from school. Sometimes this job just leaches your brain away…which is why I haven’t been working when I get home. Well…not on school stuff. I’ve been tracing a ton of Wonder Under. In fact, last year at this time, I was doing exactly the same thing…tracing Wonder Under for some quilt. It makes sense…I like having the more brain-consuming tasks for holiday weeks, so I try to plan for that. I’m not sure what quilt I was working on…it must have been Give Me Time, because that’s the only thing I finished after October last year.

Anyway, I did go to book club and still came back and traced for over 2 hours. I tried to go to bed at a reasonable time, but apparently I suck at that.

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It’s really boring to see this every night…even for me, it’s hard to focus some nights. The process is meditative, but standing for another 2 or 3 hours after work can be tiring.

I think I have 5 or 6 yards traced at the moment…but most of them are the big pieces of the main figure. I’m up into the little heads at the top, and they have a lot of little pieces, so I’m filling in all the empty spaces between the big spaces.

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So I may not need more than the stuff I already have cut…but we’ll see. I’m looking forward to some hours on the couch watching bad television for hours while cutting out a million little pieces of Wonder Under. Braindead time. I’ve been watching Mindhunter…it’s really good. Scarily so.

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More tracing tonight in my future. I’m still not even halfway. I’m close, but you’d think with 9 hours in, I’d at least be halfway. Sigh. Well I did most of the big pieces and they take longer to trace than the little ones.

At least that’s what I’m telling myself right now.

I spent 10 minutes cuddling with this big beastie. The other one is still looking for Midnight…makes me sad.

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This one likes faucet water. This is him telling me he needs faucet water. Or him just being a brat so he can hang out on the kitchen counter. It’s hard to say.

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So tempting dude. Seriously. A mean person would totally turn that faucet on. You are a very trusting beastie.

OK, Apple is done clearing me (it only took 30 minutes on hold to get there). It sounded like she was reading out of an instruction booklet to figure out what to do next. I’m glad she was successful. Now if only I could be as successful for the rest of today. Looking forward to the light table interaction tonight anyway, even if it’s just to get past the halfway mark.

*Jem, They

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