Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sometimes you just have to embrace non-productivity.

When it became clear to me that I wasn't likely to accomplish much sewing today, I decided that a change of scenery would probably help. I decided to go downtown and visit the library. I had a book to return, and I had an email telling me that some books I had requested were ready for me to pick up.

The weather was beautiful. Sunny and hot, but not oppressively hot. I managed to catch busses that were not full of shrieking teenagers on their way home from school, and the drunk guy who wanted to strike up a conversation and/or relationship noticed that I was reading, aplologized, and left me alone. Bus adventures don't get much better than that.

I've been reading everything by Sara Douglass that I can get my hands on, lately. The hold shelf at the library had 3 of her books that I had requested, including the next book in the series I've been reading. (Pilgrim, which is book 5 in the Wayfarer Redemption series.) The only thing that could have been better would have been to have Crusader waiting for me too.

I checked out my books, then wandered around the library for a little while, just enjoying the quiet. Then I decided to go treat myself to coffee, since there is a nice little french bakery/coffee shop right in the same building. While I was there, I saw that they had Bacon and Lentil soup. I decided that I had to have it for lunch, and it was delicious. I love lentils, and I love bacon, and together they are even better.

By the time I got home, I was feeling quite a bit more productive, and managed to get a good amount of ironing done. That should help a lot when I get ready to start sewing tomorrow. Ironing can be really soothing, but it can also feel rather daunting when I just want to get going on a project, and all the fabric has to be ironed first.

3 comments:

Destiny's Creations said...

I have been embracing it for the past 3 weeks, but truly today sat down and made a few things and finished some projects I had started...there are never enough hours in a day!

Pretty Fun said...

Sounds like such a nice day. I sometimes just have ot step away form the machine too. I hate when I feel like I "have" to sew. Takes the fun out of it.

Chelsea said...

I love library day! Maybe I will have one tomorrow.