Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New year, new me, new blog post

It's been about 1 week since I decided to log out of Facebook on all of my devices. I was feeling stuck, and also felt I was spending far too much time mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. I want to read more (books, the daily paper) and scroll less. My account is still active, but I will not check it frequently. Initially I am planning to go a month without it.

I was driving on the freeway yesterday and realized that I actually feel calmer without Facebook as my constant companion. I still have an Instagram account, because it doesn't seem to take hold of my brain in the same way.

I am making time to read the paper in the morning instead of checking FB, and I don't miss the constant anxiety over the state of our country (especially over all of the anti-Trump posts). I can hear my own thoughts again.

So far, all good.

J and I are seeing "Amelie" tonight at the Ahmanson Theatre. I have plenty of sewing on my plate, and the girls have about 10 days before they go back to NYC for school. We have plans to go to the Broad Museum, and D and I are taking a bread-baking class at BLVD Kitchen.

I'm also going back to work 2 days per week, and after some initial nerves about how different it would be from my usual routine,  I am excited about it.

Here's a smattering of what I'm working on in the sewing room:

 True Bias Ogden Cami, one each for D and J, in these fabrics, both fluid, draped rayons

Pajamas for J from this cute waffle knit, which will consist of a pair of True Bias Hudson Pants, and a Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt.

This quilt, in Liberty of London cotton prints,

Those are just a few of the sewing projects on the horizon. More soon.