Saturday, October 23, 2010
Managing my life: retirement update #4
It seems as though the characteristics that helped me be a successful professional are still present. I'm just happier when I have a list, and check things off. I would guess that the main difference between my working lists and my retirement lists is what is on each of them. Instead of staff meeting, I have "meet with Nancy re: Recovery-the sacred art book discussion". In place of prep for lab, I have "work with Woodrow before Annika's riding lesson". Replacing ordering chem supplies is "meet with Frontier re: new travel trailer".
It comes as no surprise that I organize my sewing projects, organize my cooking and cleaning (such as it is), and even organize my personal/emotional/spiritual development. I am so busy! I cannot imagine getting bored with this life, and I actually will need to take a break from my schedule pretty soon. Here is what I am working on in the sewing room:
McCalls 5276 View B in fushcia lambswool flannel. I laid the fabric out a few days ago and let it relax a bit, then figured out the best layout. This jacket is very wide as it is a swing style and has an inverted pleat in the back. I looked over the completed garment measurements carefully and decided to cut a size 10 with a little teeny bit more on the sides. I then altered the slope of the swing so it is less pronounced. I also extended the entire length by 1 inch as I'd like this to hit at high hip rather than my waist. This jacket was pretty popular about 3 years ago and I am hoping the added length and slimmer outline will update it to 2010.
Tonight I finished cutting it out and fusing interfacing. Tomorrow I'll start sewing.
Have a wonderful Sunday and check in with a comment about your own busy life.