Friday, June 11, 2010

Today I am a happy girl. Admittedly, I can be a moody girl. This week I have been tempted to fall into that moodiness quite a bit & I hate to say that upon a couple of occasions I have been the Queen Of Mood. It hasn't helped that I have been a bit of an insomniac this week. I should be out of bed no later than 6:00 every morning (and that means I have to hit the ground running!) but I haven't been getting to sleep until about 1:00 a.m. Do that math people - five hours or less of sleep takes a toll on a body! Especially this body!

So today, I am happy. Today is Friday. Today the weekend begins. In about two hours, actually. Pause & breathe a grateful Hallelujah! with me. Feels good, doesn't it?

Part of the reason that I am rejoicing about this weekend is that we have absolutely no plans. No getting together plans, no shopping plans, no major project plans, no plans whatsoever!

Not that our lack of plans means that we will sleep in until noon, have bonbons for breakfast, & watch entire seasons of our favorite shows on dvd.

Mike & I both have lists of things we would like to get done. All of my 'chores' are just regular things. No major spring cleaning or yard work. Just the maintenance stuff. And I have discovered that if I set the kitchen timer I can get things done a whole lot faster! Simple, kind of silly motivational tool but if it works, I gotta use it!

And after all the regular chores are cleared away, I have a few projects that must be attended to. But these are the funner kind of projects, not things like hand mopping all of our hardwood floors or washing windows or cleaning out all of the registers & cold air returns (all of which need to be done but not by me this weekend!). I need to haul out my cross stitching project. It's for a Christmas present, but trust me that if I don't get crackin' in a serious way it will be a Christmas '11 present. Also, after my surgery I started watching the John Adams mini-series that HBO put together. It's six or seven episodes & I have a couple left to go. Thanks Aunt Ruth & Uncle Allan for letting me borrow them indefinitely! And I have some curtains I need to sew. I tend to procrastinate about sewing projects. I am just not naturally gifted when it comes to sewing. Not at all. So I put things off. Mike knows this. Mike likes to have this particular conversation with me every couple of weeks:

Mike:, what did you get for Christmas from your parents?

Me: You know I got a sewing machine. And don't call me baby. Not when you are asking me about the sewing machine. (imagine me giving "The Look of Death" Seriously, that's what it's called. The guys I work with know all about it - heehee!)

Mike: Is that what you asked for? A sewing machine?

Me: Yes.

Mike: Why? Because you never sew...(he holds his hands up innocently & shrugs like he really just doesn't understand)

He's a punk. Good thing I love punks.

Here's hoping I get some sewing done this weekend. It's already been a week or so since we had that conversation & if I don't get that machine out soon, we'll be having that conversation again. We need help.

Happy weekend to you all!


Erin said...

Can't wait to see pictures of what you sew! :)

malia said...

yeah me too-- post photos when you get your project done. and what's up with the sleep situation? i started taking a vitamin D a day for that situation (granted i live in seattle and the sun has been staying away lately) but it's really helped with my sleeping.

Rebecca said...

I procrastinate on sewing also, but because other things nag at me. Right now my poor daughters are approaching NAKED, so I am much more motivated!! ;)