So, as of my last post, I was complaining about preparing to dive head first into my cruddy house. On Friday and even on part of Saturday morning I was working my fingers and various other body parts to the bone, so by lunchtime on Saturday my house looked and felt pretty good. Not perfect, but why tempt the Gods?
And it was a good thing, too, because in less than two weeks it'll be time for Camp Gotta Stitch in nearby Charm, Ohio and I was seriously lacking in my Stitch Butt Training. I suppose I was feeling too guilty to train, what with the house being so gross and all, but by Friday, I was ready to train guilt-free.
I think I'm in pretty good shape now. Here are the things I've been practicing:
1. Not jumping up to answer the phone every time it rings. I've been working on my "What....aren't YOU going to get that?" look. I call it my Game Face.
2. Of course, there IS the need for some kind of aerobic workout, and dashing up the stairs to hide after the neighbor kids ring your doorbell to sell you pizzas/candy/stationary/gift wrap is a very effective way to make you run and raise your heart rate. Phew. Once they're gone, you can settle back into that stitching chair, blissfully still uninterrupted.
3. And just like any professional athlete, you must arrange all of your equipment so that you are prepared for any situation, and you must make sure that all of your new equipment is properly broken in. Side tables, lamps, new scissors, new magnet boards, new needle minder...they've all had a good workout this weekend and will be organized and ready for camp.
4. And now ala Jeff Reed, I think I'll go out and get plastered with friends who like to pee on things in public and then get myself arrested. (What a moron) Or maybe I'll just have a cup of tea.
And while we're on the subject of football, does anyone else feel the urge to throw things at this Fox graphic and knock it down and then step on it with heavy shoes?
Stiching pictures tomorrow!