Untouchable Tuesday

Tuesday has turned out to be my day. A few months ago I noticed I rarely have appointments or obligations on Tuesday. I work out and do errands and other chores on Mondays. I go to the gym when the cleaning crew arrives every other Wednesday, and Thursdays and Fridays often fill up with social engagements or appointments.

So I decided to keep Tuesdays clear, with the only rule that I do whatever I damn well please. That may mean a chore I’ve postponed, like cleaning the refrigerator, but usually it’s something fun: art, knitting, taking a walk, reading or, when the weather allows, sitting by the pool reading. It’s kind of an all-day artist’s date as proposed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way.

We had one or both grand-kids for much of last week’s spring break, so this is my first free full day in two weeks. Granddaughter had a cold and cough so we stayed in and made art. We used toilet-paper rolls and paper towel rolls for some of our creations.

Chloe making paper towel roll bunny

Chloe making paper towel roll bunny

Tall, thin bunny ("Harvey"?)

Tall, thin bunny (“Harvey”?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan drew me a plane; when I asked where the bombs were going, he said "into thin air." 

Bryan drew me a plane; when I asked where the bombs were going, he said “into thin air.”

Both kids are into Minecraft. This is "Stampy Longnose" and "IBallistic Squid." Really. She posted it on Stampy's fan page.

Both kids are into Minecraft. This is “Stampy Longnose” and “IBallistic Squid.” Really. Chloe posted it on Stampy’s fan page.

My paper towel roll hanging decoration.

My paper towel roll hanging decoration.

With wet weather and Chloe being under the weather, we watched several movies and I knitted–so much that my hands were sore. After the kids were gone we watched “Birdman,” and in order to rest my hands I gave myself a manicure to keep from knitting.

Here are my current WIPs (i.e. works in progress).

Serpentine scarf just begun; thin yarn on tiny needles--yikes!

Serpentine scarf just begun; thin yarn on tiny needles–yikes!

Lace cotton scarf; love the paprika color

Lace cotton scarf; love the paprika color

One square of a multi-colored sampler blanket for Chloe. Have about a dozen squares done, probably about half of what's needed

One square of a multi-colored sampler blanket for Chloe. Have about a dozen squares done, probably about half of what’s needed

Cotton triangle scarf, nearly done

Cotton triangle scarf, nearly done

This Untouchable Tuesday has been a catch-up day, but it was what I was damn well pleased to be doing. And there’s still a lot of day left.

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