Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Dilemma

Even though I have been retired from a hectic corporate job for almost 5 years, I still look forward to the weekend.  When I worked I would think about all the crafty things I could do when the weekend came.  It went something like this:

Monday: "I hate Mondays...I'm back at this desk again and what did I accomplish over the weekend?"
Tuesday: "Maybe I'll work on that necklace tonight?"
Tuesday Night:  "I'm tired..I need to just some mindless sitcom."
Wednesday: "I need to get started on that tablecloth this weekend.  I can't wait to just sit and sew."
Thursday: " I shoulda organized my beads last night instead of watching American Idol. oh well I'll do it on Saturday."
Friday: "Thank God this week is almost over." Think I'll call Mary and see if they want to go out to eat tonight."
Saturday: " It's already too late for the Farmer's Market, but I can hit that garage sale up the street. I'll sew this afternoon."
Saturday Afternoon: "let's have Mary and Joe over for dinner tonight...I'll make French Cassoulet."
Saturday Night: "I should have read that summary for the meeting on Monday...I'll do it tomorrow before church."
Sunday afternoon: "The Cowboys are playing the Broncos? I can finish that necklace later."
Sunday evening: "Sure, I can make those earrings for you Mary...I can whip them out in a day or so."
Monday morning: "I accomplished nothing this weekend. It went so fast! I'm back at this desk..I'm exhausted...BUT, only five more days til the weekend, and I'll do all the things I want to do...I'll be so creative...I rock!"

So here I's Saturday morning and I am facing the Saturday dilemma:  What should I do today?

Work on the Art quilt?

Finsh the Art Necklace ? Who's going to wear this thing anyway?

I could sew and give Colette something to try on...

Or I could keep plugging away on this shawlette...

But I really need to pay bills this morning...and go get some fresh veggies from the Farmer's Market...I should go to the grocery store, but I hate going on Saturdays.  I wonder if there are any cool garage sales today? We need to go get fireworks too.  I should think about what to cook for the Fourth...I wonder what Costco has for meat? Ribs?

Well, I'll do all that stuff and be done so I can relax and work on these projects this afternoon...

Boy, this sewing room is a mess! You need to clean it up this afternoon, Laurel!


  1. So, so true. I have all these good intentions and then life comes along... Sometimes it seems that I only have a path going through the house (not quite as bad as "horders"... but I'm working on it. I am a compulsive list maker, that helps me make a focus, but not always. Oh well, if we live well, then we lived. Love the quilt, by the way. Is it a wall hanging?

  2. I have been trying to convince myself to paint the living room for about 5 years.

    1. I hear the way, it's now 5:32, and I did NONE of these projects today...See how I roll???

    2. I really like the art quilt. Are you happy with it. I know it's been a struggle for you. I'll send you my address if you want to get rid of it.

    3. It's starting to come together Stephen, so yes, I'm happy. I worried about the pueblo buildings though...we'll see.

  3. Laurel this post is right from my brain and how my days and weeks pass by. All good intentions but never quite seem to get the things done I want to do. Thank you for letting me know I am not alone. How was the blog event at Vintage Bricoleur? I spent today hosting the Chamber Visitor Center and had about 87 people during the super busy day. Needles to say I am exhausted as I began my day with deck demo and ended my day with deck demo before and after the chamber. Serene Sunday to you...

    1. It is amazing isn't it..I'm already thinking about what I'm gonna do tomorrow. The blog event was good...I got about three or four great pieces of advice, so it was worth it for me. Sounds like you were busy, busy, busy. Relax tomorrow if you can:)

  4. Funny how life gets in the way!

    I'm not retired yet but my plans always seem to get waylaid.

  5. Hi Laurel. It was so nice meeting you Friday. I'm a new follower! :)


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