Saturday, June 28, 2014


My husband has an assignment this weekend! (Sound of cheering) I love the idea of temp work. It's lovely in our household, where it gives us some nice time to putter and travel together guilt free between assignments - without the hassle of arranging vacation time! This, however, has been a LONG season of very little work, prompting my husband to apply for another agency in the hope of regular work between the two. He's been home A LOT. (This is coming off of a 3 1/2 year stint at S-BUX Corporate, so we got spoiled)

It's very hard to get things done with a spouse at home. For one thing, I tend to get up fairly early (for a theater person) and start bustling around. I try to have a list of quiet, non-sewing activities for the early morning and weekends when both my husband and downstairs neighbor are sleeping. I post items on Etsy, do some early morning prep work on the kitchen front (this morning, I'm drying cherries), cut out my next sewing project, or pay bills. Eventually, my husband gets up and comes into the living room to hang out - which limits the scope of crafting - as clutter drives him crazy. Left to my own devices - I will have a project in some stage of "becoming" in each room of the house. I'll have Etsy linens in the bathroom getting hand washed or spot bleached, something dyeing in the vat in the kitchen, the mannequin I'm styling for a listing in the library - where the laundry I'm waiting to fold also sits, and the sewing room in perpetual explosion. With husband around, I try to reign in the chaos. And, when we're both home together, I don't want to work - I want to play, too! So a quick trip to the fabric store turns into several hours of joint puttering.

But today, I'm up. I'm doing. And I'm very efficient! Hooray!!!