I love being busy. To me “a day with nothing to do” means “a day I can work on extra projects. I could work on my yard, knit up a sweater, write out a new pattern, make some peach sorbet, or get a jump on my blog writing.
But, it seems like this summer it’s been a little too busy.
I’ve been keeping up with the blog, of course, and working my two day jobs. I’ve been working on several super-secret freelance design projects (stay tuned for more details!). Plus, I have a puppy to take care of, a house to keep clean and dandelions to battle in the yard. And, we keep having visitors stop by.
I love all of these things- Our house guests have been fantastic, my jobs are great and I couldn’t be happier with how my patterns are turning out.
But there are only so many hours in the day, and I’m starting to get a little frazzled.
Luckily, today is a magical, amazing, special day. A day when I don’t actually have to go into work! It’s 9:30, and I’m still in bed.
Sure, I’ve already put in a good hour and a half of knitting time and I’m writing today’s blog post from my laptop, but it’s so much more pleasant to “work” from bed with music playing and a cup of coffee, my pup curled up at the foot of my bed.
My goal today is to knit as much as possible. And that’s it! It’s kind of great to only have one thing to do today.
So, I’ll sip my coffee, listen to my music, and knit another row. (And then another, and another.)
Sometimes that’s all you need to refresh your brain.
And now, a picture of my dog having a very important conversation with his squirrel toy: