The other day I fixed my favourite pair of jeans. They had a couple of holes where the fabric wore away due to my thunder thighs and had become inappropriate to wear in public. I kept telling myself I’d do it, but frankly, I was in no mood to sit in the cluttered and unbearably messy spare room where my sewing machine lives. But then in a huff of productivity, I cleaned the room. I even threw stuff out! It’s still a bit more crowded than I’d like, but the floor is clear of junk and the closet can be opened and closed with nothing to stop it.
When I first sat down to figure out how I was going to fix my jeans…I was a little lost. I’d gone so long without sewing anything that I was unsure what it was I was supposed to do. Luckily, it is just like riding a bicycle. Unfortunately I had no spare stretch denim, so I used one of my prettier fabrics. I did an outside patch…because inside patches leave the ugly frayed original fabric still visible. Brandon thinks it looks silly, but luckily I’m a lady and don’t sit around all spread eagle, so no one really sees the patches. But I know they are there, and I think it looks neat!
Things at the golf course are starting to slow down. With daylight hours shrinking by the day, all our hours are getting cut back. Even though it seems like summer had just started, already it’s getting a lot more chilly in the mornings and things just aren’t as busy as they used to be.
I’m pretty happy with this. With the autumn comes more cozy nights, comfy sweaters, and hot chocolate! Also, it means I have more time to actually cook! I’ve been doing so many closing shifts that Brandon and I have had some pretty lame meals.
Other things I’m looking forward to:
- More time to hike! We’ve done barely any this year because Brandon only has weekends off, and I’ve been working during a lot of them.
- Snowshoeing. Sure…still got quite some time before it’s actually winter, but I’m still pretty excited about starting this activity. We don’t snowboard much these past few years(the nearest mountain is a good 2-3 hour drive away), and we really want to have some kind of activity to do in the winter.
- Dungeons and Dragons!! My gaming friends have decided that we’ll be picking our older story back up ^_^
- Holiday crafting. After making nearly all our christmas gifts last year, I’m going to try to keep the momentum going. The plans are a bit more ambitious than last year, but the end results will be great!