It has been raining since Friday! Lovely and needed rain. The hibiscus have been drinking it up and giving a last gasp at flowering.
Perfect weather for reading or seeing what I can do with all of the scraps I've been producing. I have a love affair with scraps.
Last year I made a bunch of these pins/brooches/whatever. I have some already pinned on shirts and sweaters, gave some away, used some in other projects.
Yesterday, I played with making more scrappy whatevers. Scraps of all sizes to sort through and choose and fun to make while I watched the first episodes of The Man in the High Castle.
Today I'm in the midst of 5 minute episodes of frantic cleaning and straightening. Set the timer for 5 minutes and then get to it, one room at a time, quitting when the timer goes off, and moving on, finished or not. Some areas will need a second pass, but it fascinates me at what I can get done in such limited time, and the timer makes it feel more like a game.
The reason behind the Episodic Cleaning Game is that while sometimes I make a list of chores for the day, lately, I've been more about the list of what chores I can avoid.
Do I need to do that load of laundry today or can it wait?
Should I go play in the studio or empty the dishwasher?
Clean out the fridge or play upstairs?
If I read for an hour would it hurt that I don't mop the floor today?
My other favorite game--Avoid and Procrastinate. I'm an expert.
Today, though, the game is Episodic Cleaning in 5 minute increments with 30 min. breaks! :) It works for me. And it never lasts long; eventually, I ignore the timer.