The dangers of multitasking

OK, I haven’t posted much this week. I’ve actually got 4 posts in mind that I have sort of partly written, which means none of them are done. I’m also trying to warp up my loom with some 100% cotton yarn to make some twill kitchen towels. I have two events I’m going to this weekend: The Lakewood NJ Lions Renaissance Festival on Saturday, and the Village Renaissance Faire in Bucks County PA on Sunday, and I’ll be demo-ing weaving for the Saturday faire and possibly the Sunday one too. Usually I just pack up my spinning wheel and go, that’s a lot more portable, but there are several spinners in my area and just me as a weaver, so that’s the better choice for demonstration, even if it is a lot of work to get it all set up. In the end I still get towels, so that’s always a plus.

On top of that, I’m cleaning/decluttering/reorganizing my basement laundry room. it’s LONG overdue. We decided to give the table that I was using to fold clothes in there to friends of ours who had just gotten married, it’s a nice old hardwood table that needs a refresh on the top, but with a tablecloth for the short term and a refresh for the longer term it’ll serve them very well. That said, that means I don’t have a surface to fold clothes on, since the other surface in the room is an old door on sawhorses, and that’s piled a few feet high with laundry and it makes a horrible folding surface. Not that I folded clothes down there past a slight nod at unwrinkling, the folding is done on my bed. The light in the laundry room is dim, it’s oppressive and I’m standing ankle-deep in bits of laundry, dryer lint, and other trash. There’s clothes in there that haven’t seen the light of day in over a year. It’s time to PURGE! If only my allergies would let me work down there for more than 10 minutes at a time…

With all that going on, plus of course working every day, I haven’t actually gotten a post fully written. And with this weekend being so busy, I likely won’t get back to it until Monday. And the laundry room won’t be done because I’m not concentrating on it and giving it enough to actually finish. Ah, the dangers of multitasking. Doing so many things in such small spurts that it takes forever to get them done.

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