What does a crafter do on her day off?

Most mornings I wake up at 4am. I know what you’re thinking: WHAT?! Why would anyone ever wake up that early? It’s not even really morning yet! Morning doesn’t start until 5 at the earliest.

You are correct. Everything you’ve just thought is correct. Alas, my employer feels that, to be productive, those of us working Planograms need to be in the store no later than 5am. When I did this very same job for another employer many moons ago, our shifts started at 6. This has been a lesson in expectations, specifically not having them.

Today, however, I have a day to myself.

I have a pile of canning supplies to my right, a wooden skeleton on the coffee table in front, and bundles of fabric and paper upstairs. I certainly do not want to venture out of the house and go to my place of employ to purchase any supplies, so I am staying here. But with so many options, I feel paralyzed!

I need to work on birthday gifts; Christmas is already seeing some progress, but I’ve got three five special days betwixt then and now, and I’ve got f-all to show for it.

The challenge is actually choosing an activity and doing it. Without getting sucked into another Doctor Who marathon. Which reminds me: no TARDIS update. It seems my plan of crafty living with a part time job is failing. But, honestly, who feels like crafting when they’ve been awake since 4am and must get to bed by 8?! Not me. I’m just exhausted and confused most of the time.

But I have a day off. Now what?

2 thoughts on “What does a crafter do on her day off?

  1. Hi Sammy!
    Do you hava copy of the Ball Blue Book of Canning? It has a fabulous recipe for a pepper jelly that makes a great Christmas present! Mom and I made some last fall and everyone loved it. It’s a little sweet and hot, and is great with cheese balls or on crackers or meat, and it looks very festive! It’s called Habaniero Gold Pepper Jelly. You can probably find it online as well.You can make a batch up in about an hour total and can it in half pints in a water bath canner. We won a prize at the Cleveland Agrifest last year with it! Love you, Lee Anne

    1. I do have that book! I’ve been flipping through it and my other recipe collections today, making a list. I am not going to go too crazy this year with the canning; I am stretching my little baby canning wings, so that next year, I can fly. Ha ha

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