Dec 172012

I’ve been busy like a bee sewing things for Christmas and I still have so much to do, I feel like it’ll never get done. It’s my own fault, though. I sort of got distracted earlier in the month because I got my Christmas present early from my husband. It’s a 3DS XL (a limited edition pink and white one!) and a few games. All month long has been such a struggle because I know I’m supposed to be sewing but then I look over at it and I can hear Professor Layton saying, “Perhaps a puzzle might be just the thing you need to refresh you. Surely you have time for just one.” in his charming accent and then one turns into a dozen or so and I’ve lost all motivation to be productive.

Worse than that, though, is that I have just taken the plunge on the Dragon Quest series. Despite being a fan of RPGs for nearly my whole life (that’s nearly 30 years for those keeping score), I never gave Dragon Warrior/Quest a chance. So I’m 12 hours into Dragon Quest IV DS and my productivity has evaporated entirely. I’ve always identified as a Final Fantasy fan up until XI or so and have been lamenting the death of the traditional RPG since then. Apparently, Dragon Quest is everything that I wished Final Fantasy had been for these long years and it was right there under my nose this whole time. I just have to make sure I wrap it up by the time Etrian Odyssey 4 comes out.

Despite the resurgence of my video game obsession, I’m still getting some stuff done. Just not that much and I’m having to rush it much more than I would have otherwise. But look for pictures of super hero dress up clothes and a mini messenger bag in the coming days. And maybe a stuffed bear. I am definitely going to sew things.