I enjoyed a relaxing weekend with only a couple of things on my to do list. It has been a obligation filled four weeks that has really gotten me down. EVERYDAY there has been at least one extra curricular thing I had to do, an appointment to keep, financial report to balance and distribute, mail merge to complete for invitations, a fundraiser to set up or attend, etc. I have always been a volunteer and long have taken much heat from friends and family for it but I believe you can't always be a taker, you need to give back....so that is how I get myself wrapped around the axle. Not to mention the pace had me freaking out about the upcoming holidays! When will I shop and decorate! I can easily work myself up into a frenzy. It boiled over last weekend when I was running around trying to pull off an indoor yard sale for my non profit selling 25 years of theater props, costumes and junk as well a coordinating renting tables for others to sell. It was a good exhausted I was felling as I was checking FB that evening until I read a post of a board member who was not available to help.....the post said that she had a boring week and nothing to do for the weekend and went to the casino for some fun. Well I am a smacked a$$ I guess. My immediate disbelief turned to anger then to frustration and it just got me down. Right now my mindset is all the volunteer work is standing in the way of what I want to do. I will fulfill my obligations but soon my obligation will start when I am on the other side of the bake sale table or standing in line when the doors open if I participate at all! If I do go, my hair will be in place, my make-up freshened up, I will have dressed at home and not in a Ladies restroom, I will have had a real dinner and not a candy bar or something I packed before I left the house hours earlier and I will be able to smile and have mindless chit chat with others. I will leave the event without having to cleanup and walk out with the security guard locking the door behind me.....just been plain tired and short tempered and have not stitched more than a few stitches in what seems like forever.
To stitchers, taking away our stitching time is like taking away our sunlight! Right? I mean, we need to stitch on a regular basis or else we become not nice people. One of my errands for work took me to Michael's so I took advantage of a gift card I had and bought myself two new sets of q-snaps. I didn't realize how crappy my other q-snaps were. A boost to the sagging morale. After spending a couple of mindless hours on the sofa yesterday morning watching Hallmark channel sappy Christmas movies and pulling out Grace Mason, who surely must believe I put her up for adoption, I am better! Not enough stitching completed worth photographing but I am sure there will be progress to show by next weekend.
|Buddy! Not my Dovos.|
|Too bad I did not have my camera ready when he jumped up and took |
them right out of my stitching basket in his mouth.
Hmmm, when he is not setting off the motion sensor in my family room and causing the security company to check in with me, he is raising and lowering the blinds.
|He needs help on learning how to keep them level.|
|This peacock feather was brought downstairs from an upstairs |
bedroom WITHOUT knocking over the rest of the arrangement.
|Buddy helps me put away groceries! Maybe|
he wants to audition for "Chopped"
|After almost shutting him in one night as I |
was walking away I make sure he is not in there.
|Buddy pauses from our paperwork to re-hydrate.|
|Oops! No flash, but Buddy is in jail.|
|I was wrong, Buddy must want to get ready for the next season of |
"Project Runway" since he saw fit to toppled my mini
mannequins. I bet that crash sent him scurrying.
|The 'before' arrangement in my sewing room.|
|Who me.....I will play aloof and catlike and ignore you|
My morning ritual is to get up, get coffee, grab my laptop or iPad and watch the news. This is now enjoyed with Buddy on my lap so replying to emails or even stitching is not happening. I am really enjoying this additional to my life.