Almost immediately after telling the universe that I wouldn’t be buying anything this month, things broke. And other things presented themselves. And then we….well, we bought a car. I also confess to buying a pastry blender while antiquing in Indiana. And fabric. But! I did notice something. When I was able to leave the house alone yesterday, I went straight for shopping. Apparently I don’t know what else to do with time away from the house. So a new goal (in addition to understanding the stock market, learning Russian, and conquering gardening…) is to find things to do that don’t involve money. Enter: our new car. We now have two cars, which means I can leave the house! This is huge. I have been planning so many visits to friends and strawberry patches and swingsets. Huge.
Other than car buying, I have been sewing. Lotsa sewing at night this week, just like I said I would (whoa how I love to say things and then actually do them). Night 1, I made the baby some shorts (jams?). Night 2, a floor pillow. Night 3, I cut out a gatrillion pattern pieces which I used last night to start a top for baby. This top, depending on the outcome, could be his birthday shirt.
If your brain has a hole where your organization skills should be (like me) you should try this: get a 3-ring binder. I swear this is the answer to everything. Get one for every room in your house. Kitchen? Binder for recipes. Office? Binder for bills. Studio? Binder for sewing patterns. I bet even the bathroom could have one for…something. Er. I’ll have to think about that one.