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Saturday 14 October 2006

No Saturday Sky

That's not strictly true, of course. There is a sky. I just haven't taken a picture of it.

Truth is, I'm finding I just don't have the time anymore to do all the things I want to do online - maintain this blog, read my newsgroups, check out eBay, look up information on the myriad things that occur to me in the course of a day, keep up with all my special interest groups' emails (literally hundreds a day) - and do all the things I need/want to do in the real world.

The problem is I have too many interests. I'm into crocheting (my first and deepest love), cross stitch (I have sooo many charts and kits to do it's not funny), quilting (I'm really slow so it takes me forever to finish anything), friendship bracelets, reading, walking, Tai Chi, languages, cooking, tarot, photography, gardening, stamp collecting, art & design, correspondence, sudoku, kakuro (used to be called Cross Sums way back when only nerds like me did number puzzles - still my fave), crosswords, jigsaw puzzles... I could go on. I think there's a strong Gemini influence in my chart.

But lately I've found myself spending so much time online downloading patterns, reading other peoples' blogs (don't get me wrong, I love reading 'em - you're all wonderful!), trawling through recipes, lurching from interesting website to interesting website (ooo, look, another thing to get "into", must bookmark this and check it out sometime - yeah, like when I've found a way to get by on 1 hour of sleep a night), etc, etc, etc - that I'm not actually getting anything done. I've got more patterns than I could complete in several lifetimes (needlework is definitely my biggest "into"), I've got at least a dozen projects on the go but I never seem to actually finish anything.

You know where this is leading. It's got to stop.

I've already unsubscribed from a load of my special interest groups. I've stopped my eBay search notices (I haven't got the money to spend anyway). I'm limiting myself to logging on only 5 days a week (you may laugh, but it hurts!).

And now I'm going to take a break from blogging.

You probably won't notice much difference. I've hardly posted more than the Saturday Skies for a while now anyway and even that's been a struggle. I've wanted to do more, really, but I've just not had the time and, frankly, I've not done anything to post about.

I'm honestly gonna miss you all - I feel like you're all friends and I care about what goes on in your lives. But maybe if I walk away for a while I'll get a life again and then, if I get the time, I can come back and post about it (hey, maybe I'll even have a picture of something I've finished!). And if I am ever in the neighbourhood I'll be sure to pop in and see y'all.

TTFN   xx


Sunday 8 October 2006

Saturday Sky with Telegraph Pole

Late again. I'm blaming it on my weekend guests this time. It was easy enough to nip outside and take the picture but I couldn't exactly excuse myself for an hour or so while I edited the photo and uploaded it onto (into?) my blog. Hey, I'm on dial-up still... everything takes ages!

As you can see we're still getting some smashing weather. The temperature has dropped a bit but I'm not complaining. As long as the sun is shining, I'm happy.


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