Football Saturday


So I forgot that I used to work 4 days, have 1 weekday devoted to fashion stuff, and the weekend to do either fashion stuff, clean the house, and/or go out with friends. These days, I'm not really having that so much, what with traveling to weddings and quick get-a-ways. When David was out of town last week, I eased back into the pattern of eating dinner at 11pm when everything's finished, bumbling around the apartment, bouncing from whatever project to whatever project. But having a boyfriend changes everything when you're trying to start/launch something and you work 5 days a week for a job that you really like and want to do well in, which makes those hours even longer. But I'll add right here, that David is always a good eye with a great logic, so the products always improve when I show them to him. And, the key to having a good boyfriend during all of this is that he has to be supportive and not get jealous of time spent with your computer, or sewing machine, or anything elses that is not him. He understands when I'm in Time Suckage, and knows when to kindly say, "Katie, you haven't moved from that spot in 7 hours. I think you need to eat." Well, ok.

But then came Football Saturday, a guilt-free day of David glued to a TV watching college football! I dated David during college football season, and we moved in together at the end of last year's football season. But this is the first time I get to experience the football obsession from the very beginning. This means that Ohio State still has to maintain its stellar defense, and prove its improved offense, not to mention not having students breaking any rules like accepting major gifts. Then there is Michigan, the arch rival, but you'd want Michigan to win at other games so that the Michigan / Ohio State game will be all the better.

So, with him watching games, tracking scores of all sorts and commentating to his network of fellow college football watchers about fumbles, attitudes, speeches and last year's performance. This leads me to believe I will be able to sail through all that I have to accomplish, which included dashing to the trimming store, sewing a tee shirt, researching shopping carts, researching copyright law for patterns, finishing weekly hours on my client's website, eating breakfast, disinfecting the house after weeks of build-up, vacuuming, fighting allergies, driving Mom to the Newark airport - all without feeling guilty about not spending time with my man on a Saturday.

So, the tee shirt above is what I worked on this particular Saturday for a dog trainer who is going to be going down a runway at a fashion dog show. I can't whip up a new shirt, but I can cut an existing one and sew stuff onto it. Sort of. I was so proud of the sleeve today with the added ruffle, but then saw that the cotton got all stretched out. But there's always Sunday to fix it. ;)