Edited to add: Sorry for posting this a day late, seems I’m a bit out of sorts.
I woke up at 5.30 and actually got up pretty soon after. But then I fell down the rabbit hole of the internet until more than an hour later. I did do some yoga but had to cut it short because the boy needed breakfast at 6.45. He was going to the climbing gym.
My list for the day was super-long but I thought I might be able to get everything done if I hustled like crazy. Spoiler: I did not get everything done.
Somehow I didn’t have time to work on the novel before my husband’s breakfast. Then I started the whole housework thing half an hour later than I wanted and therefore I was too late for my run/walk:
It was much cooler than the days before but also rather humid. I did very well for the first half:
But not as well for the second half:
My husband changed the menu from pasta salad to homemade pesto. So after taking a shower and getting dressed again I spent 75 minutes chipping basil and pine nuts. And then we had lunch about half an hour later than expected:
Doing the dishes took a little longer than usual, and talking with the boy took rather long until I threw him out of the kitchen. Then I had about ten minutes of a break until my husband reemerged from his nap. Then there was another one of those lengthy discussions and then I arrived at the point where I could either record the podcast or sew the dress.
I remembered that the podcast is mine and when I don’t want to stress myself so I can put out an episode every other week I can just tell everybody that the next episode will be postponed. I wrote that note and then pulled out the sewing machine and everything. I made a successful sample buttonhole on my second attempt. Which is pretty good since I haven’t learned sewing from a teacher in person.
Then it was time for the boy and me to watch an episode of Enterprise. It was mildly interesting.It is surprising how many episodes I don’t remember from the first time I saw them.
Then I went back to my sewing machine. I marked the places for the buttonholes and then attempted my nice, little machine buttonhole.
Well. I didn’t take pictures but it was puzzling and slightly horrible. I could make the start of the buttonhole up to the tack at the top but that would be it. Very baffling.
I did not see a way out of this in time so I might start to sew the buttonholes by hand soon. Or I might hunt down the last scrap of interfacing, use that on leftover fabric and try again with the buttonhole.
Today there will be some novel-writing,, I hope and some yoga and in the afternoon we will be attending a book launch party at my husband’s cousin’s house. Actually, this will be in her garden. She and my mother-in-law wrote a book about her great-grandparents. We will all attend, hence my dream of finishing the dress.
I had also planned to record the podcast but I couldn’t have done both and so I postponed. I’m sorry if anybody is sad but somehow this week got a bit ou of control for me.
Today there will be yoga and maybe some bodyweight training and the book launch and probably some writing. From yesterday’s disaster I’m gathering that I won’t wear the dress today.