Sunday, February 20, 2011


It know my heart is in the right place - but my body and mind often have a hard time catching up.

I made this pillow at the beginning of the month for a friend's daughter's birthday. I still haven't gotten it to her - weeks after her birthday. Think it's about time?


I'm always making excuses for why I don't get things done. I don't think I'm the only one - but, gosh, I'm getting tired of my own excuses. You know - if I wasn't so tired, if I didn't work full time, if I had more energy, if it wasn't so cold outside, if I didn't feel so overwhelmed, if I had a nicer car, if I didn't do my "extra" wool work, if I didn't have to sleep so much (I have fatigue issues), if I lost weight, if I had more money, if I ate less, if I ate more, if I wasn't divorced, if I had better penmanship, if I had more money (yes, this is a repeat, but felt it might be worth repeating), if I had a larger TV (you may think this one makes NO sense, but gosh - it's an excuse, right?), if I had a washer and dryer at home (yes, it's true - I have an old house with no laundry hookup and have to go to the laundry for all my washing...including all my wool!). Blah. Blah. Blah.  If you can think of an excuse, I use it.

Well, it's about time I get past the excuses and get moving.

I'm going to get off the computer. I'm going to get the late birthday gift wrapped. (Heck, I may even try to deliver it today!) I'm going to get my walking workout done for the day. I'm going to get another birthday gift made (for my nephew...I'm making a set of similar pillows for him for his new apartment...he's now 22...and did I mention his birthday was last week?!). I'm going to get my living room picked up (lots of wool laying around!).  I'm going to get some pillows made for a gal at work that I've had sitting here for several weeks waiting to be sewn. I'm going to get an owl made for a friend at work. I'm going to get some sweaters cut and ready for felting. I'm going to get my daily nap in (for sure!). I'm going to get my dishes washed (no dishwasher except me). I'm going to get a frame painted that I've wanted to do for about a year. I'm going to read the newspaper and check out the local grocery store specials of the week.

Wait. Wait. Wait. I'm getting really tired just thinking about doing all this stuff.

Maybe I'll just go watch a movie...