Saturday, February 13, 2010

olympic challenge

i have to admit, after being snowed in the last two weekends, it is a relief to arise this saturday with no exceptional weather events on the horizon. aside from the towering mounds of snow everywhere, things are pretty much normal.

i am experiencing the february doldrums a bit. this comes in the form of lack-of-drive. the possibility of creative projects spread before me like a colorful hand of tarot cards, but the motivation to move forward falters. i look at crafty blogs with fascination and a hefty side of envy. parts of our home need to be deep cleaned. some things need to be made for tristan's impending first birthday. but i really just want to curl up in front of the olympics and stare at all the activity, motionless.

last time we immersed ourselves in the winter olympics we worked on collages. this helped to alleviate the guilt of being sucked into the tv for several hours a day, and helped to keep our eyes on something other than commercials. i piled stacks of magazines in the living room. scattered across our coffee table were glue sticks, scissors, exact-o knives and works-in-progress.

as an olympic challenge, i am considering unraveling a half completed scarf and re-learning knitting. there are also many possibilities in embroidery. of course, with a wiggly baby boy to attend to, it is sometimes easiest to surrender and do nothing much but baby acrobatics.

for now, i think i will clean off that coffee table, since we will be spending a lot of time sitting around it. also because tristan has taken a great interest in everything at arms reach. soon hopefully there will be some new works-in-progress gracing the table's surface, with scissors safely stowed somewhere high!

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