Lately I seem to be getting overly engrossed in things (and not just this forum
). Working on the quilt is taking a great deal of concentration. Sometimes I will look at my watch and realize I've been working for two or three hours, and I'm shocked. Where did the time go?
As a consequence, I have been getting dinner late, forgetting to take Freddie outside, etc.
I tried putting a timer in the craft room the other evening. I had homemade bean soup simmering gently on the stove, and I wanted to make sure I quit working in time to prepare the side dish. But even before the timer went off, the soup simmered down to nothing and scorched! I hadn't even thought about stirring it! And man, did the house smell funky for hours afterwards, even though I lit candles to override the scent. (I also had to run around frantically to find something else to fix for dinner.)
I generally believe getting engrossed in work to the point of losing track of time is a good thing. It means I'm doing something that I love. It also means that after so long of flitting from one thing to another and never getting anything done, I seem to be able to concentrate again. But when I'm losing myself to the point that I'm neglecting something else, I don't know what to think.
Anyone else do this? Any advice?
I have to run and take the dog out now. At least I'm remembering that much.