Puttering

No, not golf. 🙂

The process of recharging creative batteries. Rediscovering things you’d forgotten, or learning that you can do things you never thought possible.

This time of year is usually HOT, humid and often rainy. Just the kind of weather one doesn’t want to be out in. At least I don’t.

I’m of that age where creaky, cranky joints usually get their way when it comes to Big Projects. For example, my Library/Craft Room/Office needs a clear out and a bit of reorganization. The room is not big, but it is, shall we say, occupied by a lot of stuff. Stuff that requires being moved to accommodate the reorganization.

Thanks to the Current State of the World, a major clear out utilizing a few people and a truck is not an option. That leaves me. Now, I can shift and shuffle and move things about with reasonable ease. Sort of. (Much to the chagrin of my chiropractor…) But thanks to the state of said joints and the weather, I’m not that inclined to do a lot of shuffling about at the moment.

So, I putter. I have a couple of projects that I’ve been pondering since last Winter and now seems to be the Right Time to dive in.

I’m also getting reacquainted with some relatively old technology. My radio, for example. Actually there is a radio and then there is an old stereo with radio and CD player that has lived in a corner of the Library pretty much ignored for a while. Now that I’m also reacquainting myself with my CD collection, it seems to be getting a bit more use. 🙂 The radios work well considering signals are fussy things, especially in my neck of the woods. <shrug>

I recently pulled out one of my sewing machines to play a bit. (I’m still a bit taken aback by the mere fact that I own more than one.) The machine in question has a collection of built in stitches that fascinate me. I’m contemplating what they will look like on a quilt.

It wasn’t that long ago that I dug out my drill, switched to a screwdriver head and repaired my rocking chair.

The freedom of being able to do things yourself. It is an interesting thing. There are lots of things I can do for and by myself that I’d forgotten about. Simple things like repairing the arm of a chair that just needed a part replaced. Installing curtain rods. Building a piece of Do it Yourself furniture.

Puttering.

What projects or ponderings will you be puttering about?

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