Well, this is embarrassing. "Summer Wrap Up" is my last post and I put it up on September 15.
I guess I could say that I needed a break but in reality, life took a bit of a turn this fall. Work became extremely busy this fall, between a reorganization of our department in May, summer vacations, and the work partner for one of my clients leaving the company unexpectedly. Lots of overtime and stress to deal with, so that affected my sewing time--actually my personal time in general.
On a lighter note, my workplace switched to a jeans everyday dress code, and that's had an impact on my wardrobe and my sewing. That seems like a good thing, right? However, my wardrobe needs changed quite a bit and it's taken a while to come to terms with that. I'm starting to move forward with sewing again and have decided to focus on shirts, jackets, sweaters, and tops. I can buy jeans that fit and don't have much desire to make them. I've only made a couple of projects since September but I'm looking forward to coming up with some new projects now that I've identified my wardrobe needs.
I'll be working on self-care this year since that's taken a back seat for the last several months. I need to take time for myself and things that are important to me because I'm feeling a bit frayed around the edges, if you know what I mean.
I'm happy that I bought an Instant Pot during Amazon Prime Week! (Thanks, shams!) I've been experimenting with it quite a bit and having creative fun converting recipes and making new ones. I'm even taking lunches to work instead of eating at the cafeteria, definitely a good thing! We bought a new stove too, but I confess that I haven't used it a bit since it was delivered.
DH and I will be starting back with morning walks now that the holidays are over, and I'll also be signing up at the neighborhood gym. I tried going to the gym at the office. It worked for a while, but I think something closer to home would be better. Plus weekends!
Like many of you, I'm glad 2016 is over, and I'm looking forward to a better 2017 in spite of the uncertain times we're in! I'm hoping that some personal re-tooling will go a long way toward that goal!