A list of things I want to do, in no particular order:
- Get all of the fabric from my aunt's stash into my apartment
- sort it
- catalog and store ALL of my fabric. ALL. OF. It. (More below)
- Bake more goodies, especially bread
- Play more games
- Clean out my storage closet
Short term: I decided to make cookies tonight. I thought I might make buns to eat with hot dogs but that's like, a 2-hour minimum commitment. I suppose I could still do it, provided I decide like, oh, pretty close to right now.
Short-to-medium term: my RPG game has been cancelled for the next little while, just when I had time set aside to play it. (But, the host's message was a LOT like reading my state of mind back in April/May when I was dealing with the aftermath of the anxiety bomb, so I very much support him putting it aside to work on his health. This shit is hard) So, I will just have to play video games instead. I have 3 visual novel/otome/dating games to play.
Fabric Stash: It's gotten too large, now that I've raided both my mum's and my aunt's, to reliably know what I have while also keeping it reasonably contained. The stuff from Mum is photographed at least, but quantities and likely fabric contents are unknown. I have some small boxes that have the contents listed, but some of that has been removed as well. I will probably need at least one more bin, probably 2, to contain/store it, and I have some days off in November booked to hopefully deal with this. It's going to be a multi-day project. I need to work out a system of cataloging (spread sheet? Photographs with notes? Hand-written notes? A binder with HW notes and samples? A mix of all of these?) before starting so that the process is minimally painful.
And of course it'd also be nice to have ideas in place for what to sew it into ;)
Cleaning out the storage closet: This has been on my list for quite awhile now, and was in fact my resolution for the year, and now it's the end of September! (Depression, anxiety, Too Flippin' Hot all contributed) I have at least 3 stacks of boxes of things that have been carted around for several moves that I have NO idea what is in them. I might need to take a couple of the November days to deal with that, or start to. It's more emotionally fraught than fabric. I wish feelings made sense, some days.
Both of these require some serious focus, so starting to plan now will be a good thing.
In other news, I'm trying to plan my novel for this year, and I thought I might use an old story I wrote as a basis. I wasn't sure if I still had the original files, and was even less sure if I'd want to read them again as it's been 17 years and I'm sure it's awful, but then I discovered a horrible truth, that I'd posted it on my old website, which was on Geocities, and that had been archived when Geocities shut down. O... M... G it's HORRIBLE. Like a million times more horrible than I thought I'd remembered! I could barely read the first "chapter" and I didn't even click on the others. YUCK. But, I think the very very very barest bones of the storyline would still make an okay basis for my novel, so I'm just gonna take that...