Friday, June 14, 2013

I'm here but lost

Things aren't bad and not so awful, but I do my normal chores and I keep telling myself to go sew. Well it doesn't get done. I am 3/4 of the way straightened up in there and it is cool in the house and no excuse. Well it just doesn't happen.

I think I'm overwhelmed with so many things to finish and yet nothing gets done. I have been trying to get some exercise in if only to walk and sometimes I suffer for days afterwards.

I need to shut the computer off and just push myself. I have found some awesome quilt ideas and I just can't make myself start anything more. I ran across a magazine with a quilt pattern in it I've made a couple times and it struck a fancy the other day, but I have fifty of these blocks made already and never went any farther. Stuck in first gear and no where to go. At least not very fast.

Yard work well the major stuff is done. The veggie garden is growing well and beans will be coming on soon. So canning and freezing will begin. I bought a French cut bean cutter and can't wait to try it. I also bought a cutter for potatoes. Sticks and fry die are with it. I want to try it also.

This weekend we will be by ourselves. Kids have other obligations. Dean and kids will be around some because the grandkids are working on 4-H projects and need some assistance. We supervise and they do all the work. I know sewing and a birdhouse are on the agenda.

I got some cleaning done yesterday and I turn around and see so many other places I have neglected. I need to pull out the stove and scrub behind it. YUK! Where does all that come from? I never spill. LOL Laundry time again and dusting needs doing. When will it end? Things are picked up, but don't look in the corners. I'm ashamed because I did house cleaning for a living for many years.  Getting older and the bending and moving pieces to clean behind don't happen as often.

I guess getting older we let things slide and we do more of what we want. Which some days is starring off into space.  I need to clean bathrooms today and clean out the fridge. A couple science projects have started in there and I need to take care of that.

Anyone else have days like this? Going for more coffee to see if it gives me a kick start. Chris


Katie M. said...

If we didn't all have days like that, we wouldn't be human! I've been making some quilt blocks to take with me to Sew Fest in July but have detoured into some paper crafting. I have found that can be almost as addicting as quilting and probably just as (if not more) pricey... I hope today to get a blouse and some capris cut out to sew up for myself. I used to love garment sewing and I'm thinking it's time for me to do some of that and rid myself of that fabric dedicated to garments... and the list goes on :-) OH, and sometimes just sitting and staring out a window opens a whole new perspective on things. New ideas emerge and the beauty of the outdoors inspire....

Quilting Corner said...

I have days like this too. I think everyone does. It always passes by me then I"m up and running again. I hope it's the same for you.

Marei said...

Anyone else have days like these? Holy Moly, girl! How about weeks? Or even months? Yes, I've been there. And I find it hits me most often in summer. I like the cooler months and summer sucks the life out of me. So, I do as much or as little as my mind tells me to, knowing full well the joy of sewing/quilting/playing with fabric will be back. It's just the ebb and flow of the tide of life. So be nice to yourself. Your muse will be back (when it's ready) and you will feel refreshed and ready to sew.