And then Thursday, I was just so exhausted that I plum forgot. And yesterday I remembered, but got distracted by talking to my mom and then collapsed into sleep.
This morning I made sure to do a little spinning before going to work, so I've got today covered. Hopefully I'll keep my game on for the rest of the race, but I dun know.
Making my goal to spin a little every day harder is the fact that I have a new toy:
A Shark Mini Sewing Machine
I saw it in Target a week or two ago for $20.99 -- aka MY PERFECT PRICE. It's tiny and light -- MY PERFECT DORM SIZE. Hell, I can sew on my lap
I went home and pondered on it, looking up reviews online. It was a 50/50 split -- half said it was an amazing machine for its price, half said it was a piece of shit. I finally decided that $20.99 was a risk worth taking, especially if I kept my receipt so I could return it if it ended up being a piece of shit, and bought it.
I LOVE THIS THING.
I still need to master its little quirks and all, learn how best to guide fabric in a straight line, keep my stitches even, etc. And it's a little noisy, so I can't watch The West Wing and sew with it. But I haven't had any problems with it so far that haven't been caused by the fact that I've never used a sewing machine before. All the difficulties I've had have been fixed by looking at the directions and fiddling. Well, except the needle threader thing breaking, but that's not even the machine -- that's just that weird little thing that even handsewers use to help thread needles. Those things are always flimsy as hell. Unfortunately, while I don't need one to thread a needle for handsewing, I've discovered that I really DO need one for this machine. So I need to get my hands on another one of those -- and then get a few spares.
But oh man, if my drop spindle is my one true love, then this sewing machine is my new best friend.