Monday, October 1, 2012
Starting Fresh, a Wadder, Comments, and Kindness
Today's post will have many topics; I have a few things on my mind.
* In order to help rejuvenate my sewing mojo, I am starting fresh. All previous projects, challenges, plans, and plots are thrown out the window. Everything that was dragging me down is now outta here.
* In that vein, I started a new project yesterday - a shirt - with all the best hopes. A new pattern, a pretty rayon challis, and a spark of enthusiasm. Turns out, the pattern was poorly drafted, the fabric not so suitable for me, and the fit all wrong. WADDER! I was bummed for a minute or two and then I just laughed. What else am I going to do?
* I am not enjoying the "improved" verification system that blogger installed awhile ago to prove that real people are commenting (number and wavy word.) I often have trouble making things out and get frustrated. So, I have changed the way folks can leave comments on my blog. You post it, I approve it. This seems to be working, except now I get a ton of spam. Knock it off spam peoples! Real people, thank you for your comments, they mean the world to me.
* So, I was reading a blog the other day that I really enjoy, and there was a comment by a woman making fun of another woman's (who hopefully does not read that blog) upper arms. As a woman who does not have the most toned upper arms, I am going to go sleeveless until I die. But most importantly, I am going to make an effort to be more kind in my thoughts towards others (and myself for that matter.) I may have never written unkind things about other people's looks, but I have thought them. I need to stop doing that. What happens in my head does matter, to me anyway. And I don't want to be that person. Turns out, it's just as easy to be kind.