The blogposts, I mean.
We've been doing so many good things, and yet the end of the day comes, and the computer gets neglected, and all the wonderful, thankful thoughts and reflections just sit there, simmering on the backburner.
Here are some of my great reasons for blog procrastination:
The Queen of the DIY
It probably has a lot to do with the fact that once fall is upon us my indoor project genes kick into full gear and no corner is safe. Once I get going, it's hard to stop.
I decided it was worth dragging out my sewing machine for my bi-annual sewing spree. The indoor-outdoor fabric just happened to be on sale at Fabricland. I thought about ordering fabric online - but as per usual, I woke up with the idea of recovering chairs and wanted, no, NEEDED to start it that day. I have to grab inspiration when it hits, waiting does me no favours.
I ripped apart one of the chairs to make a pattern. Transferred the chair pieces onto butcher paper, then I started cutting, and started sewing, and three days, two more trips to the fabric store to get more material, and one fit of "what in the world have I gotten myself into" later - it was done. And I am so glad.
The Project Queen was reigning supreme when it came time to plan a get together for a bunch of my favourite ladies for my birthday at the end of October. My mom took some great pictures of the girls night of fun, but I have yet to get them from her. Henceforth... no pics. Ergo...there is no blog post about it.
Henceforth and Ergo are underused words, don't you think?
I'm sure it will happen eventually, and if people can scrapbook a Christmas page in June, why can't I do a birthday blogpost 6 weeks after the fact. Justification for procrastination. It has a beautiful ring when I say it like that.
Painter Man, Painter Man...Sing with me!
I wanna be a painter man, or at least a painter woman.
Actually I don't.
I have a love-hate relationship with painting, but I'm very pleased with how it looks now that it's done! I painted a couple of the upstairs bedrooms - it was time to change the kids rooms from fingerprint beige - that's the colour contractors choose when they build a house, right? It's also high time we quit playing musical bedrooms, switching the combos of kids and rooms upstairs and down. Painting them seems to give them a bit more permanence and personality.
I can't wait for the decorating etc. to be completed, they already look so much better! However, most of the decor is being given as Christmas gifts, so it won't be done till after Christmas.
We made a Fall List, much like the summer list, except, um, Fall-ish. I really love these mini dreaming and goal setting sessions - although it appears they may kill me.
One of the items on the wishlist for the fall was to go bowling. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well if I haven't mentioned it before, let me say it loud and clear right now. I am more than athletically disinclined. I wish it weren't so, but after bowling less than a full game with the whole fam-, almost a month ago I have just about become completely incapacitated due to a severe case of golfers elbow and some schwazzed tendons in my middle finger. (left handed/four fingered typing is a tad slower) So now my middle finger is in a splint, (of course it's my middle finger!) my arm is in a brace and a sling, and I have to manage to not use my right hand for a few weeks...no problem. It's so ridiculous, it's comical!
|With form like this, it's hard to believe my injuries weren't worse...stick to music, girlfriend|
Until then - Happy Fall and Happy Advent...what are looking forward to this December? That's a post in itself for me!