Oh, but my intentions were good. I had it all planned. A meaningful, “meaty” post, complete with a clever little project. Time came to make the samples, write the instructions, take the step-by-step photos. And then, IT happened.
I should know by now. Once March rolls around, and college basketball heats to a boil in the insanity of its annual “hoops” tournament, I can kiss productivity good-bye. For three weeks, I’m a prisoner to my passion. Basketball becomes my life. Reading the previews, choosing my favorites, watching the action, reading about it afterwards. Basketball fills my days, and my dreams.
There was a time when I actually owned a hat fashioned from a real basketball, which I sported in front of the TV when my team was on the court.
Luckily, no photos survive.
Despite my temporary “madness,” I do manage to squeeze in my resolved 30 minutes of creativity a day, but even that is affected.
So I hope you’ll forgive me for “taking the bye” this time around. I promise to get that project together and post it sometime very soon. Meantime, I think I’ll step outside and shoot a few hoops before today’s games begin.
PS: Speaking of winners – Congratulations to Carmen Wyant,winner of the book, Quilt National 2011: The Best in Contemporary Quilts, donated by Lark Crafts in conjunction with my March 9 post. Carmen, please send me your mailing address via firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get that book on its way.