Let's face it, they're never going to let me be the person who names the military/police operations/hurricanes...
I confess I am a (recovering) 'starter off big on a project and then get bored and leaving it for years' person. I'm not quite as bad at this as my mother. We have a running joke in our family that any day now she's going to finish a cape she's making me. The thing is she started making me my little red riding hood cape when I was 6. Although it's had several extensions to the hemline as I grew....it's still not finished over 37 years later (although Mum swears she doesn't have it still in her sewing drawer).
And as you might have guessed from reading this blog, I'm easily sidetracked......oohhh shiny thing......
(Curtains for the master bedroom.....not finished yet).
I'm not as bad as I used to be. I still have as many crazy professor ideas rushing through my head but these days I can write them down in my notebook and either scale them down or prioritise them.
But there are various projects I've started around the house that have been put on the back burner because I don't have the materials necessary to complete them, or they need a bit more thought because I'm making it up as I'm going along.
WELL ENOUGH ALREADY.
I've had enough of:
- walking past naked curtain poles (if you read that as walking naked past curtain poles, yeah, that too ;) another reason the curtains need to be finished),
- being uncomfortable whilst sitting reading in bed because of a hard headboard,
- being looked at by curtain tabs that mock me saying "I'm still pinned, you need to sew me" or "yep, you thought I was too long, I don't look right do I?"
- opening the doors of my sewing cupboard and having to dodge the avalance of fabrics, notions, haberdashery and yarn trying to bury me,
- ignoring the back wall of the living room because it's bare and ugly,
- seeing a rising pile of things needing posting,
- hearing Goth Child fumble around in the dark because her bulb has gone in her light (actually I didn't realise this was the reason until she told me yesterday that she's had no light in her bedroom for about 2 weeks),
- not having a dining table because it's covered with half finished craft projects (mine and the kids),
- dust getting into my sewing machine because I don't like the clinical white polyester cover, so frequently leave it off,
- sitting on the loo looking at the holes in the wall where I took down the awfully ornate 'gold' towel rail (who puts a towel rail as well as a toilet roll/bathroom tissue holder in a toilet/restroom, that doesn't have a sink/wash basin?)
As Lydia Grant (Debbie Allen) so rightly said:
"You've got big dreams, you want a pretty home. Well a pretty home costs. And right here's where you start paying......in sweat....and pricked fingers.....from pins".
At least I think that's what she said....
I know I won't fix all these today, but why not have a big run at them and see what gets done?
Are you with me? Oh, I see. I have to do this lot on my own. Well the least you can do is give me a "Go Sister!" Thank you. That feels better........I'm stalling aren't I? OK, I'm going now. Going to knock no. 1 off the list.
To get busy.
Pics next week of all I achieve....
Well, perhaps I 'need' a Starbucks first......
(to be continued)