Or make stuff. Yeah, make stuff. I was planning on packing up some orders this morning. I really need to. I also need to throw in a load of laundry, clean the kitchen, straighten up the living room, put away piles of new inventory (shall I continue??). Somehow, on the way home from dropping off the kids at their morning activity I changed from conscientious businesswoman to some crazy creature hell-bent on making a new skirt. *sigh* I have no self-discipline whatsoever. On the plus side, I love this skirt, I love the Sew What! Skirts book, and I just love that I bought myself this sewing machine two months ago!
Now, had I finished the skirt and then gotten right to unloading the dishwasher or picking the inventory to be shipped, I could have salvaged my morning productivity-wise. But nooooo. The skirt must be photographed. And then it must be uploaded to flickr and blogged about, because clearly digital photos don’t keep for a few hours And before I can sit down at the computer, I need a cup of Cinnamon Breakfast tea and a 100-calorie pack of Lorna Doones. I seriously need help. I am such a show-off! In person, I’m shy and quiet, but get me a virtual audience and I’m unstoppable! Look at me sew, look at my breathtaking claywork, look at me bake a berry crisp, look at me blog, look look LOOK!
And now I’ve sat here for 10 minutes trying to decide what my next sentence should be. How do you follow up an outburst like that? Change of subject, perhaps? Yesssss, let’s just pretend my little plea for attention never happened, shall we?
We got some new outdoor furniture this week. I may have mentioned my in-laws are moving from their spacious home to a condo less than half its size this week. They’ve had to pare down their belongings considerably, and we’ve been lucky to be a beneficiary. They have such beautiful things. We don’t have a lot of space to spare, but we’ve been able to get rid of some of our old crummy things and replace them with much nicer hand-me-down versions (like our family-room couch, which I’ll share a picture of once it’s neat enough to bring a camera down there ) . We originally had an iron couch and two chairs out on the back patio, and now they are joined by one big table, three little tables, six chairs, an umbrella, and a handful of plants & decorative items. If I could just get over my bee phobia for 45 minutes, we could bring the cheery cloth napkins outside and have a nice summer supper at the table.
I have to go pick up the kids in half an hour, and it might be a good idea if I cleaned up the sewing table so that it can become an order-packing table this afternoon. Now that I’ve got my new skirt on and have managed to post a little something, I feel ready to face that to-do list! I’m going to go plug myself into a crafty podcast of some kind and get crackin’