I’ve been working since yesterday on a longer blog post recapping VH1’s new reality show Transform Me, but it’s not quite done yet.  So instead I’ve been thinking about field bags.

The straps on field bags are always too short for me, so I can never wear them comfortably. I was scouring etsy (my favorite shopping site) for a new one to take with me to California in July when Donna suggested we try altering the strap on the one I have. I agreed, and then took it a step further: I’m going to try to make my own, dammit.

I found a couple tutorials online, at Camp Creek Blog and The Toby Show, so I’m going to give it a shot.  Let’s hope I don’t sew my fingers together.

Reading those tutorials made me realize, too, that I haven’t done with Jacob quite what I hoped to do. The kids in those blogs are all natured up, with exploratory walks and field guides and stuff. I had hoped, when Jacob was a baby, to do those same things with him. Instead, I got lazy and didn’t, and now he’s uncomfortable with nature. It makes me sad, and I’m aware that it’s something I need to change.

So I’ll probably start with a bag for him, and later try one for me.