Ever since the Winter Contest was announced I’ve been wracking my brain for something to put up. Not having much of a backlog of projects, I’ve been looking at finishing something in progress, or dreaming up something new and great, or at least Most creative.
So holidays came and went, whirlwind that they are, esecially when you throw in a few birthdays, and other social/work/family obligations. I also managed to delude myself about how much freetime I’d have while paring back my work hours (slightly) to help my wife recover from surgery this month (planned) and get back on her feet.
I had visions of sneaking home while she was resting at the in-laws and pulling off some “While you were out” or Trading Spaces kind of work around the house. At the very least putting up the trim on the windows I replaced last fall, or the front door we replaced (cough) 3 or 4 (cough) years ago.
It’s hard enough holding down two jobs, and still finding the time to follow my muse in the kitchen and workshop, but what was I thinking? That I’d have more time to get things done while my wife is relegated to the couch, more or less under house arrest, and not able to, or rather, not allowed to pick up anything over 5 pounds. No such luck, hardly time to blog, let alone make sawdust. Too much time getting dinners made, laundry done, little girl entertained – if only she was a little older I’d have her help me make sawdust, rather than the bread (3 loaves) and brownies she “helped” me make today.
Well, mark my words, I’m already thinking ahead to the summer contest, and I hope that I’ll have a hard time deciding which project to post, rather than what I can manage to make before the deadline falls.
In the meantime, I did stumble across a really clever project I made a few years back. Which is my entry for most creative. I’m lucky to have stumbled across it. gave me a guilt-free day out of the shop to do all that baking, so I can carbo-load for the next marathon session in the shop.