Monday Gaming Diary: My Crafting Hobby

I do attend church, if that seems shocking to anyone, and last weekend was our Sunday School’s man camping trip. The class was going to be girls’ only, and as such, the class director told everyone to bring any crafts they were working on and we would just work on our crafts and chit chat. Sounded like a modern version of quilting hour. So here’s the thing…I’m not artsy-craftsy at all. I don’t scrapbook, I don’t sew, I don’t knit, I don’t crochet, I don’t do any of those craftsy things so many other women enjoy doing. Earlier this year, I completed a cross-stitch of something from Portal 2, and while that was fun, it’s not something I see myself doing all the time. At least not often enough to actually own a crafts room or even a crafts closet.

So I went to Sunday School empty handed, and I felt so very alone amongst all of these women who brought stockings they were making, scarves they were knitting, and T-shirts they were during into fashionable necklaces (not lying). To be honest, I usually feel alone amongst my Sunday School classmates in thoughts, beliefs, hobbies, etc., but this was the first time I really felt left out. It wasn’t anyone’s fault; it’s just one part of typical woman hobbies that I’ve never really gotten into.

When my husband got home from working later that day, I told him how left out I felt, which was stupid to feel that way, but I felt like I was almost wasting space just sitting there and talking, since everyone else was doing something. He said, “Well, you can’t take your craft with you.” I asked him what he was talking about, and he said I was working on my craft right then. Didn’t I see that?

What was I doing? I was putting together section two of the Forward Unto Dawn Halo Mega Bloks set I got for Christmas (early gift).

I have a hard time calling it a craft, because to me, it seems like I’m just playing with toys. Although I suppose on one level, I am crafting because I am building it, sort of like building a model. He was right about one thing though; there is no way I could have taken this craft with me to church, for logistics reasons alone.

I’m about halfway done, and here is my progress so far. For the record, I have no idea where I’m going to keep it when it’s finished.

Sadly, I haven’t really been gaming very much thanks to a hectic return-from-Thanksgiving schedule. I’ve been playing the Spartan Ops episodes for Halo 4 when those release, but I haven’t been working on much else that, you know, NEEDS to be worked on. So Assassin’s Creed III will get some serious attention this week so I can hopefully start and finish Epic Mickey 2 by the end of the year.

It’s good to have goals.

Now back to finishing the Forward Unto Dawn…

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