For years and years I have wanted a bag that just doesn’t seem to exist. It can be either a messenger bag or a knapsack, depending on mood and bag contents (heavier means both shoulders ponying up to carry the load). The straps would be detachable. I have searched high and low, and while I’ve found some that have come close, they’ve either been too spendy or too icky (yes, that’s a fashion term for not having that ‘je ne sais pas quoi.’)
Because I’m so experienced with my new sewing machine and have sewn tons of bags before (not), I decided to throw caution to the wind and fuss around and make myself what I wanted.
And I learned a great deal in the process. Like how maybe bags don’t have both knapsack straps and over-shoulder straps because there’s just too freaking much going on!
The front passes for cute. The back? Too much. I know what I need to do to fix it (take off the damn knapsack straps, that’s what), but I need to psych myself up for undoing a lot lot lot lot of stitching to get to the bag’s innards once again.
In other “too freaking much going on” news, today was National Running Day. Die-hard
nuts runners from my running club met at a local track at 5:30am, set out for a 5-ish mile jaunt and then finished up with bagels. Yum. (an aside: if you want good bagels, come to NJ. Don’t even think your bagels come close to being good.)
We were all a little surprised that so many of us turned out–but then again, who’s busy at 5:30am? Only sleeping people, that’s who.
We printed off the obligatory I Run… bibs–here’s mine:
Right now I need both pieces/peaces…the end of the school year typically coincides with my work’s major fundraiser, but this year is super-duper special with Thing 1 graduating and even more “too freaking much going on.”
So for Juneathon Day 4, I got in my 5 mile peace of mind, but am still waiting for my piece of pie. Which I will not be baking anytime soon–there’s still too freakin’ much going on.
- Miles ran today: 5
- Total miles: 13
- # of bagels consumed on NRD: 2
- # of pieces of pie?: 0 (sadly)
- # of projects made: 1
- # of projects to be un-made: 1