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It was a very busy day, fraught with technical issues and barely a moment to breath…. which means it was past 11 before I had a moment to myself…

Which turned into a lot of moments ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒœ

I cut templates, sewed a few hexies and enjoyed not being bugged.

Got to wondering about the future of my self neglect ๐Ÿค” my habits are not sustainable I fear lol

They say we are now in second wave of covid19 and our cases have shot waayyy up ๐Ÿ™ no one is happy about this.

Everyone likes the fit of these so far ๐Ÿ‘

And now I sleep lol

Happy living ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆ

This work week hasnt been too busy (*so far๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ), but my personal life has gotten thicker needs & as I am working from home these challenges fill in the work blanks. It used to be that we would be slow in the office and I would be all bent out of shape knowing so many things need my attention at home. Now that I am here I love that I can wear my hammer pants and silk skirts and random fashion mashups without fear! I can throw on laundry or lunch and if I get a bad tummy no one notices lol i do miss some of the work interactions and stuff. I miss a couple of my coworkers too. Others are just as frustrating to deal with from afar haaaaaa ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Being on top of the kids remote schooling (gr 8 and gr 6) and remote/minimal 2-3 single class school for my gr 11 is a whole nuther animal ๐Ÿ…โ˜„ I have to be tech support and scheduling and motivation and cook lol ๐ŸŒ‹ I cant tell you the amount of times Ive suddenly exclaimed “shit!” Realizing I missed making sure we all friggin brush our teeth and stuff like that ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹ Yesterday I managed to make a buncha phone calls and do some important emails and felt pretty good about the amount of productive I had achieved. But yeah~ realized I forgot to brush the teeth in the morning ๐Ÿ™„ bah. I mean to set myself a bunch of alarms but also and quietly pushing back… I can only guess its because I’m difficult and dont like to follow directions when given authoritatively. Ha.

I laid my partially done blocks on an old sheet. My splurging with the pink and purple really hijacked my plan ๐Ÿค” I’m going to bulk them up with the neutrals & see what it looks like then.

I’m not sure about greeny here though ๐Ÿค” when I see it laid out I think I should trim it out. Or cover it with like applique butterflies in the neutrals or… put it on the back or … maybe thats my very centre square… the nucleus so to speak ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘Œ

I need to not have that much suture like stitches showing I think. And I might like it maybe but I’m not sure. I think I’m afraid other people will think I’m lazy (I am and am not to both extents randomly so ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ช).

So I proved to myself I could stitch em less obviouslike ๐Ÿค”

I have so many things I want to do I feel paralyzed by indecision ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคช I guess I should make more masks first though.

I am really super interested in whole food plant based eating right now. We are a year in, or a little more actually. I am super interested in nutrition, and in growing things. I want to know more about permaculture, food forests, organic growing, soil culture/structure/biology/ecology gahrgleblah. I do not need or want more student debt. I’m looking for free online things to start (of which there are a plethora) and I know slow and steady… but I am

Fast as fast can be ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Ž

And prone to spontaneity ๐Ÿ˜

I am consistently pushing the limits of bedtime and I know I shouldnt but I just love it when the house is quiet and no one is bugging. For some unknown reason I signed up for a 10:30pm online lesson entitled Food for Health. I settled in to take notes but realized it was basically review for me so I stitched together the hexies happily until I stitched one on the wrong way lol.

From afar you’ll never see the small imperfections. I kind of love ’em. I’ve considered really highlighting them ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘

Since this is on the warm side maybe I’ll pare it with cool dark purples… or? What do you think?

New england asters and goldenrod… gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜

I’m dead tired tho so goodnight ๐Ÿ˜ด๐ŸŒ 

So this week I have no focus ๐Ÿคช just waayyy behind and rushing from thing to thing to thing leaving the previous thing only partially adressed. Ok ๐Ÿ˜Ž

It attracts the lint ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคช

Its been a chaotic week. I got 2/3 kids school requirements sorted ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŽตbut dont be sad ~ two outta three aint bad๐ŸŽถ lol she agrees!

Big changes are coming ๐Ÿค™

Well looks like the kids get another free pass… I don’t think the adults are so lucky ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ช

And its gross already (theres a wet old dog on my bed who braved the elements ๐Ÿ•). I took a day last week when it was freezing rain so I dont want to take another day off haha… although I would rather sew ๐Ÿ˜

They resent the attention I bestow upon the hexies ๐Ÿ˜‚ last night I made a couple flowers.

And listed to a podcast:

โฌ†๏ธDan Carlins Hardcore History. Its a good podcast!

I dont know… guess I should finish my coffee and prepare for whiteouts on the commute ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Weeeeee! Stay safe out there ๐Ÿ˜€

Goodmorning. I find myself trapped in the same cycle of go to bed too late and get up too late and be late late late ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜… but if I didn’t I would go mad. I am not 1 of those people who just does work and chores and climbs into bed! If there is no reading or sewing or whatever I feel like for satisfying downtime than I get pretty out of wack. I am definitely not a robot or a martha stewart. My house is messy- things half done or waiting to be done (and plans to do are always getting pushed back!). That’s just how it is when you are 1 person trying to think for everyone.

I been listing to a lot of classical music trying to stay calm cool and collected ๐Ÿค— nah bruh I just listen to it cause I like it haha.

I felt awful yesterday. Woke up under the weather and pushed through work. Just literally counting the seconds until i can go home and do all the other shit ๐Ÿ˜

Was loving this playlist for doing yoga๐Ÿ˜ My body always feels better after some yoga ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธโค

Shit I am late… have to get on the rat race train!!

Back to hexies the last couple nights… would rather do this than go to the office hands down!!!!!

I originally put sewing on the back burner when I moved in with my mom late in 2015.ย  I thought I would get it serviced and other things (I probably blogged all about it).ย  Fast forward 2 years and I started sewing again.ย  Ultimately my sewing machine was being a horrible creature (cause it needs to see an actual technician) but I keep thinking I don’t want to credit card this repair and I don’t know if that machine is worth dropping money on… … … So I have been fantasizing about buying a new machine for many moons now haha


I guess the next logical want is a sewing space. Not as easily accomplishedโ€ฆ If I were to buy the machine honestly I want to be able to use it in my room (might not be conventional but I aint so meh).ย  Iโ€™ve been thinking my room would work better if I swapped out the bed for a futon and had a folding table that I could store beneath itโ€ฆ Well these things are less likely to occur. I have zero intentions of actually buying a futon.ย  Whatever I decide to do remains a mystery.

AND- TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God don’t we all need more time?!

I have so much on my plate right now, always 20 things onย the list, like tonight I am not going to go do a much needed yoga with the girls- as Helix desperately needs a haircut and the household cannot function another day without groceries.

Do or die!!!!

So tonight I will set myself a very small, very tiny, very manageable sewing goal: Get out the hexies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As long as I touch them its a win!


It was cold again today – not stupid cold but cold nonetheless. Tomorrow it’s supposed to go above 0 – it’s also supposed to freezing rain aha aha aha.

Today was very frustrating at work – why? Because I like being told hey Lexi do this – like this – ta da! Not hey Alex make the pretty pictures – learn to use that software with no resources other than the Internet. Thank God for the Internet.

I prepped hexies – amid animals.

Pumpkin Pi set up shop on the scraps too big/too small for use

Area Stark climbed into the plastic zipper thing I keep the scraps in so I had to pull it all out as she plonked down an now it’s late and I need to clean up but she is in the thing I clean up into :/

And don’t forget about General Khan – ๐Ÿ™‚ cause he rocks!!

Awwww babies!! I guess after an especially stressful day they are here for me (& not cause I need to clean up so sleep can happen)


Chris wants to buy me the fabric cutter machine – does strips hexies and whatever you have the right “die” for – can’t decide whether it’s a great or terrible idea…


It really doesn’t take much to cut the hexies now that Chris made me all these little plastic templates (I think there are enough)- but cutting strips well now – anything to make that go faster and straighter ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thought after sitting in a horrid desk all day I would work on potholders – but I didn’t lol