Like snail slow.
This fella (lady? how do you tell?) was in the driveway yesterday morning. Thing 2 and I were heading out to his hockey game. I didn’t get a whole lot of knitting done there because I was working on the Minecraft square, and I had to stop and check that I hadn’t gotten off pattern, or sort out what I needed to do for the next row. And really – my attention should be on the game, so I tried to check only during stops in play (or when my kid wasn’t on the ice).
Later that day we tackled IKEA, and while I did get a little knitting done in the slow line, it wasn’t a huge amount. The trip was productive and we timed it so that we’d be there for dinner and could enjoy some wee Swedish meatballs with lingonberries.
Today I finished the square in between loads of laundry. I did a lot of bedding today, so it was minimal folding (a few big things per load). While I feel somewhat accomplished (Thing 2 has all new bedding that looks good with his newish furniture), and I’m glad I didn’t need to leave the house today, tomorrow is shaping up to be a busy out of the house day that will leave little knitting time again. I need to do more of the “here and there knitting” that seems to add up to more finished work.
I haven’t made a good “things to do” list in a while and I need to get back in the habit because I’m not doing a good job of focusing on tasks or prioritizing them and that means I’m just not getting done what I know I could be. That’s not some “SUPER MOM!” thing, that’s just a realistic evaluation of how I’m managing my time.
Do you have some good ways of managing responsibilities and leisure time?