I have not:
- really visited the Richard Armitage forums since before Thanksgiving.
- spent much more than an average of 10 minutes scanning Richard Armitage blogs per day since before Thanksgiving.
- been on Twitter at all
- searched the web for Richard Armitage news
- watched any RA shows/movies/interviews (oops, nevermind… I did look at the deleted scenes of Hannibal S.3)
- felt the need to blog about anything RA-related since before Thanksgiving.
Looking back, I believe my level of Richard Armitage Preoccupation significantly waned in late November and all of December in 2014, then seemed to pick up speed again in the early part of 2015. It seems to be a pattern.
I have (since Thanksgiving):
- done every bit of my Christmas shopping, virtually entirely online except a few little stocking stuffers
- kept up with wrapping as the packages began to arrive
- completed one gift quilt for my aunt
- completed the top for another gift quilt that has been in the planning stages for months
- conceived, loosely designed, and in some cases shopped fabric for an additional 5 quilts
- for the first time DESIGNED fabric for one of those (and that just arrived yesterday, wowing me completely… unbelievably excited in my own, nerdy way, and wishing I could share but just can’t yet because I wish to later surprise someone who reads this blog!)
- started the process of designing another custom fabric for another of those
- shopped for kids clothes for Florida… after realizing the kids have apparently outgrown most of their summer clothes… PLEASE let the weather in Florida be balmy and please let these items still fit them when summer returns here!!
I have yet to:
- finish wrapping presents
- pack for Florida
- mail gifts to Florida and elsewhere
- finalize pet-sitting arrangements (damn, at this point Dolarhyde is looking better than nothing)
- get my hair done (it’s been since August and looking not-so-hot)
- get a border and a back on my completed quilt top- that’s not looking promising… and WHY do I have these inconvenient quilting and design urges right at Christmas!?!?! Just when money and time are both tight, that’s when all I really want to do is quilt!
- clean my house (I hate to leave my house in disarray and have to come back to it)
- hang Christmas stockings (the tree is just not happening this year… grandmas, the ball is in your court for some sort of Christmas tree experience for the kids!)
So now you know! No problems. Still love Armitage. Just busy as hell!