Thursday, February 1, 2018

Three things

Three decisions came from all that thinking I did this week.

1. I will visit and comment on all the blogs that link up in my Mad Hatters' Linkup Party but apart from that I'm going to take a little break from blogging, blogreading and commenting next week. I have to take care of my bookkeeping tasks. I'm not too far behind, but I have been distracted by a lot of things and blogging is one of them. Even though my husband is my employer, bookkeeping is my paying job and I need to get back on top of it all.

2. I love, love, love the knitting blog community and would like to do nothing else but participate (and knit) all day, but I really need to step back a little bit. Keeping up with four link-ups each week (and creating my own) is actually quite a bit of work (if you're a perfectionist like me). Not to mention continuously hatching plans to grow and maybe even monetize my blog(s). I have to accept that now is not the time to do that.

I think I'll do a "making, right now" post on Mondays (and link up with appropriate parties when I have time to actually visit other blogs and comment on them) and maybe a three things post on Thursdays when I feel like it (and again link up when I have time to visit and comment).

3. 52 hats. Oh yes, I will knit them and I will blog about them, but I think I'll just round them up by the end of each month, sharing notes, not real patterns (writng those is also a lot of work).

Well, that's it. Putting it out here to hold myself accountable. Not really liking it (oh, the dreams and plans and ideas I have for my blogs and writing!), but I have to remind myself that I'm still recovering from a major burn-out. I had a good reason to choose "Relax" as my word for this year...

So next time I'm lying on a beach chair I may actually be capable to let it all go and really rest and enjoy instead of mulling over things like I did last Saturday...
I mean, if I can't relax in a place like this, how can I ever relax anywhere else?

(you can find more people posting Three Things at Carole Knits)


  1. We're going to miss you but I totally understand. I've been participating in 4 link ups a week also and it is a lot of work! I'll also be cutting back due to my "part time," 70 hours a week summer job that starts soon. Oddly, I plan to keep up with the Monday & Thursday link ups as well. Great minds think alike! :) Enjoy your bookkeeping and that beach. That beach looks amazing!

  2. Ha! Great minds, indeed!
    70 hours a week, oh my! That's a lot.

  3. My niece says 'do what is sustainable'.
    I absolutely love the pictures.

  4. don't you have such pretty views!! less is always better, it clears the mind.

  5. I hope it will clear my mind. Really need that. My head is always buzzing with ideas and while that can be fun, it's tiring ;-)