And there I was, poised to get a second game of Oathmark in and try out some of the more expensive options. A smaller more specialised force, with a Giant no less.
Then three weeks passed with the table sitting untouched. Except when a bored three year old (grandchild – female – with the ability to twist folks round the smallest of fingers) wanted to venture into the shed to see Grandads ‘little soldiers’. That was when I decided to tidy up and take temptation, and Grandads breakables, away from the grasp of little fingers.
Most of February’s shed time was lost but I did manage to get some moments to fiddle about with a few ideas. It’s funny how being forced away from something very familiar to you, like hobby stuff, can lead to an almost mental block when the option comes to restart that thing. I was out of the shed for three, maybe four weeks at most, but found it very hard to get back on track. Even now the drive I had remains distracted and I often shy away from heading out to the shed if the option to go arises. Odd, but not the end of the world…
Funnily enough, that’s just how I’m feeling at the moment! Seem to be OK preparing and priming stuff but struggling to settle down to finish things off! I’m sure this feeling will pass for all of us feeling a bit this way! 🙂
It will pass. Always does. I seem to recall a number of dry patches on my statistics over the last few years all about this time. Always picks up again by summertime.
Certainly an impressive looking force arranged on the tabletop there. Hopefully you’ll be able to get back into the shed more frequently bit sometimes a break is indeed needed as a refresher.
Always nice to get a whole force out on the table even if its just to marvel as how much free time I must have afforded the wife while I was doing it… I wonder if she spent it as productively? 🙂
I feel the same way, John. If I pause I find it hard to get started. I am trying to keep a couple smaller or really long term projects going so even if i have 5-10 minutes i can sit and add a row of foam bricks to a ruined tower for instance. That way even if I’m strapped for time, I can get a little done daily. If not? Months pass with no progress.
Even in the middle of a real dry patch, just finding a project to pick at and potter with is often enough to keep the pilot light going for when the desire starts to come back…
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