I'm having one of those overwhelmed, crazy, why-did-I-say-I-could-do-this? sort of weeks. I boycotted this morning by curling up in bed with a novel, but now I'm hours behind and wondering what's going to give.
I put the garden in the other day while Shaune was at work. It's so rewarding to know that I did it! I earned myself my first blood blister of the year breaking up the dirt so it would be nice and soft for the seeds. It's like a badge of honor, even if it is painful.
This week was my second week on the leadership team for a bible study class I've become steadily more in love with each week. I'm learning how to prepare my lesson to teach a small group of women (about 10). Although I won't start teaching until the fall, training has to happen now so I can hit the ground running.
I've also been sewing for other people. The adorable girl across the street is making a Taylor Swift (but modest-i-fied) costume for a school project, so I stitched her up some headbands that match the dress her mom found. I'm glad it ended up just that, because I was going to be making the dress, too. Until I took on this project...
I have no idea why I committed to this, other than J.L. is a good friend in the middle of moving with a fancy dinner party to attend... next week. And, of course, she had nothing to wear. When we talked about it, I figured "why not?" She just wants an A-line black skirt. And, she's a seamstress herself. She should purchase the correct stuff, right?
So, now I'm working with yucky fabric, a too-small pattern, off-color zipper and thread, not ENOUGH fabric (she purchased according to her store size, not pattern size)... it will be a creative endeavor, to say the very, very least. Please wish me luck! If I make it through the weekend, I promise to never sew for others again! At least, until the next time they ask me ever-so-nicely.