Oct. 21st, 2014

booksyarntea: (Tea Time!)
So, it's been ages since I posted anything and unlike previous times where I've fallen off the journaling radar, I'm not going to make the empty of promise of trying to post more here. I'll post when I post and that's that. So, stuff that's happened since I last posted...

In early-to-mid July, my mom injured herself in our garage yet again. About five-to-six years ago she tripped and fell and fractured her back. Last year she did the same thing again. This year she stumbled and broke her foot. So most of my summer was spent helping and driving her everywhere and it totally fucked with my sleep schedule since I spend most of my nights up and sleep until Noon. When you have a parental unit that gets up at 7 or 8am... You're not getting much sleep when you're hitting the sack anywhere between the times of 3 or 6am. When she didn't have appointments, it was ok cuz it meant I could sleep until I woke up on my own, but when she did... omg. :| I was so glad when her September foot appointment came around and she was finally free to drive herself! Lol

Due to be chauffeur for all that time, plus the Beck 'n Call Girl, I couldn't really sit down and focus the creative things I wanted to do such as jewelry and crocheting. I'm the type that has to be all in on projects or my attention will easily divert to something else so when your creative juices keep getting interrupted, it's difficult to stay on task. I have not made nearly as much jewelry as I've hoped to by now and it's also effected my motivation to crochet (although I did pick it back up again today). However, that's mostly due to the fact that I got frustrated trying to make this phone cozy and not making it to my satisfaction (one end turned out bigger than the other most of the time). I don't know, maybe my expectations were too high or I tackled the project too soon. For now, while I get myself re-situated with crochet again, I'm just going to make two rectangles and stitch them together for the cozy I promised a friend I'd make for her Kindle Paperwhite. To keep practicing, I think maybe crocheted scarfs are in order for family and friends this year! XP

Something else I've been wanting to write about is a productivity tool called HabitRPG. I've tried things like Wunderlist (which is a nice tool, don't get me wrong) and other stuff, but HabitRPG has kept me more productive and on task (most of the time) than the other things I've tried. I think the incentives of either rewards of my own choosing or the equipment for my avatar with the gold I earn really helps me keep on task. Lately, however, I've been feeling under-motivated to do much of anything (I just think it's the time of year, tbh) but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Speaking of productivity...

I'm 7 out of 12 books in my Reading Challenge! Considering I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to do this since 2012, I think that my progress thus far is pretty damn good, :D. And, I'm going to try my darnedest to put a good dent into RPWriMo this year, too.

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