What Would I Do…if I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow…or the next day…or the day after…
With Dearest Sister’s impending retirement, I will be the last sibling standing, more or less, and it’s giving me the opportunity to ponder the question, how would I spend my time, if it were my own?
One of my first goals would be to clean and reorganize the house. Cleaning Gina would be a thing of the past, obviously, and I would inventory everything. Recently a couple of my knitter peeps lost their home to fire, and the only thing they had a good inventory of was their yarn/fiber on Ravelry. And there I sit, being able to amaze with how organized I have been with my stash, and little else.
Cooking/baking/shopping/planning would happen so healthy eating and less eating out would follow.
Probably there are certain financial/bill paying chores that Wonderful Guy does now that I would do, having more time.
Gifts and cards would almost all be homemade.
That is how I see saving money that I wouldn't be earning. This is what I see doing for growing and learning…
I long to have the time to challenge myself with my camera and photo-editing software. I would set goals and finds lessons and read and meet challenges with both. Har har! My family thinks they get hand knits now! They will be receiving artsy photos next!!
My yard would so less hit and miss, and I would try new stuff to make it better. I read about interesting ideas, but just don’t have the time to figure out how to implement them. Also…I would build a cold frame to extend my growing season!
I will teach Grandbebe Girl #1 how to knit, and the others, too, in their turn, if they want. And continue to expand my horizons in the fibery fields, of course. Maybe I could parley those skills into an income stream, who knows. I will join the local knitting guild and perhaps work on becoming a master knitter.
The baby quilts would be caught up for sure, and maybe there is a quilter’s guild, too, that suits. And I will sew up all those good ideas I have seen and have cached for ‘when I have time…’ I really love to sew.
I will walk most days, and I will have that second (or third) cup of coffee in the morning…sitting down.
I think that's a pretty good start.