It’s interesting what a powerful hold routine has on us. UPS delivered our new modem at about ten minutes to five yesterday and my husband got home and installed it just a few minutes later. So I jumped on the Internet and spent hours and hours surfing right? No. I sat down, signed in to the blog and left a little update, checked my mail and then just sat here for a few minutes wondering what I wanted to do. I looked at a few of my favorite blogs but it just didn’t feel right. My routine for years has been to spend time on the Internet mostly early in the morning and I find it very difficult to change that routine. Somehow I just can’t get started.
The flip side of that is that when I didn’t have access to the Internet at first I found it hard to get started doing anything else first thing in the morning. It’s only in the last couple of days I’ve leaped into sewing almost first thing in the morning and now that I can get online again I find that it’s not entirely what I feel like doing. The fabric is calling me.
The quilt top I’m working on is the Warm Wishes pattern, which everyone says is very simple, and it is, but I keep having trouble with it – sewing blocks backwards and even entire rows upside down (which wouldn’t be a problem except the main fabric is directional) It’s just one of those things you can’t do on autopilot while your mind does something else. I think I probably have ADD because my mind has always had a strong tendency to wander, but of course when I was a kid they just called it daydreaming.
The new modem has not entirely fixed our problem. Right now as I’m typing I’ve lost the signal and the modem is feebly trying to re-acquire it. Dammit. Oh, there it is. I think it has helped somewhat and I might be able to get online more than in the past week but something else is still wrong.