Do I speak about what I should be doing with that 10 minutes? Or maybe what I like to think I do with it? Or perhaps admit what I really do with a little spare time?
Well, Mr Hoppo Bumpo, if you happen to chance upon this, let me tell you that every ten minutes of the day is accounted for. Apart from running after Argy and Bargy all day, there's the washing, ironing, shopping, bill-paying, repairs, appointments, gardening, cleaning and vacuuming. The great cycle of household tasks are done with regular monotony.
However, I'd like to think (loftily) that I spend a spare 10 minutes broadening my horizons. As I've mentioned previously I do love magazines. I'm an avid reader of the monthly, Australian Stitches (which generous friends gave me as a subscription) and the bi-monthly US publication Threads. Ten minutes is just enough time to digest a technical article, gain a little inspiration or discover some must-have new product for the wishlist.
For example, today I have been reading about how to use a blind hemming foot on my machine. I've also been studying how to sew flat fell seams. I've discovered that there's a product that will distress denim so that it frays and become all holey. Hmmm ... how perfect when I need more of Mr HB's jeans for refashioning into clothes for the boys (evil laugh: mwhua haa haaa). More soberingly, I have also read that in the commercial world, a pair of jeans can be sewn in just 14 minutes. Which begs the question as to why this project remains incomplete after nearly 44,640 minutes?
The answer, I'm afraid, may be revealed in the next paragraph.
For in reality, this is what I really do with those spare 10 minutes. Yes: its just me, a cuppa, a block of chocolate and my blog reader.
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Thank you to Sharon at Handmaiden who is guest-hosting "This is". I had great fun picking the theme and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with. Look over here to see who else is playing along.