Okay, I am evidently giving you girls the idea I am sitting around the house with time on my hands!! NOT
It's true that things have changed since I lost Elbert and I am having a pretty good struggle dealing with all of that. But, if I'd just quit complaining and finish all the irons I have in the fire I'd be fine.
First of all, I live in a big house all by myself. I am not so much a messy person as I am a creater. I get all these projects started and leave them out and the first thing you know I have every room in the house waiting on a cleaning job.
I have always loved doing things with my hands. Over the years I've had tons of hobbies (maybe I'll tell you about some of them one of these days). At present I am 'into' making quilts, writing, photography, scrapbooking, reading .... shall I go on?
I just feel restless, like I can't concentrate on any one thing for very long but I am working on that, really I am.
Let's take the quilting. I started quilting back in the '70s. I've never counted up how many quilting projects I've done but right now I am finding the quilting such a slow process. The older I get the slower I go.... to see my quilting blog go to http://lataneb.blogspot.com/
I have always had an interest in writing. Wrote my first short story in the 8th grade. In the '90s I wrote a book about the history of the community in which we lived and got it published. Back in 2006, on a trip with my daughter Marie and hubby Elbert the idea for a novel came to me while I was lying awake in a motel. We were on a trip and I could not sleep. I worked diligently at it for about 2 years and Elbert got so bad I put it aside. It is staring me in the face right now yelling 'finish me'!!!!
I started scrapbooking back in 1998 and have completed over 15 scrapbooks for myself plus ones I have given the children. I have a ton of supplies and pictures to put into books. That needs to be done. And, I will.... maybe next week.
For Christmas 2005 I was given a digital camera. UH OH..... that gift created a whole new outlook on my picture-taking. And, I am learning more and more about composition, lighting, etc. I go out often and find things to take pictures of. That's why I want to take a trip.... new material for my camera.
And, reading. I have always read alot and so far this year have read 23 books. That fills my long evenings. The 'already read' list is on the sidebar if you want to check it out.
The computer. Don't even go there!! I do my genealogy on the computer. Been at that well over 30 years and it's an obsession. Everytime I think I have found everyone in my line.... up pops somebody else.
Blogging. My goodness. That's another obsession. I try to take some time every day or so to compile posts for my two blogs. I love my blogging friends and that brightens my days.
So, see, I am not idle by any means. Maybe it's just because so much of what I do is done alone. There is no one to talk to. I could talk to myself. Don't tell anybody, but I do.