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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Good intentions (aka High Expectations and lack of motivation)


*sigh*.................... can you tell I'm having a reflective moment?


I just went through a stack of magazines I had collected. This is why I don't buy them like I used to. When am I going to get to all of these projects? Why did I save these in the first place?


Oh yeah........ that project is cool; oh I could use all of my blues in that one (like using all of something will ever happen - not in this lifetime baby!). This would make a great gift........ for someone.......... some day.


Who am I kidding???????? There are days I think I could hold a yardsale just for fabric and still not lighten my load.


I think I'm also feeling a little 'lost' now that school is out. So much of my time was spent at school, or doing something for school, or thinking about school............ now what do I do???


Another deep sigh................ I'll figure it all out; just in time for school to start again and then start wishing I had more time to sew.


Musing Hugs,

15 comments:

marilyn said...

I know exactly how you are feeling. The first few days of summer vacation are rough. You are so used to the routine of the demands of school that it is hard to relax and get into the routine of summer break. You worry that summer will be over before you know it and you will have wasted your time.

Every summer, I take a couple of days to destress and then plan out my days, just like school were in session. Sewing, cleaning, resting all get their time during the summer. I get a lot done and feel like I used my time off to the best. I go back to work in the fall ready for the students.

Plan out your day tomorrow with a little bit of everything and see how you feel after getting something accomplished. Remember, this is time for you to have some fun too :)

Pat said...

I know...I know.....that is why I recently had a giveaway of some books and patterns I had either used once (and know I won't use again) or didn't use yet but know I'll never get to them. It becomes a bit cumbersome (and a bit worrisome) at times to accumulate so much stuff and then be confronted with the reality that you will NEVER use all of it. *sigh*

Linda said...

Your first week is let down from all the pressures of school. The second week you will start to look around and see all the things that you don't see when you are only home at night and weekends during the school year. At that time you make plans to clean everything. Eventually you realize- Hey this is vacation! I will do some cleaning and some doing what I want to do! Today I washed my stoneware canisters and cleaned out drawers in the kitchen. Now I am going to work on the Mystery Quilt. Enjoy your vacation!

Living on the Spit said...

Some how, I completely understand!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You know Nancy, I didnt renew some of my subscriptions just because the magazines were piling up faster than I could read them. Just before we moved I tossed tons of unread ones. I could not find time to read them all if I tried. So your not alone over there.

scraphappy said...

Big sigh. I'm in the same boat right now. As much time as I spent looking forward to all of the time I would have when school was over, now that it is, I am floundering. I have so many ideas of things I could work on that I can focus and finish anything. Today I will make a decision and start working on something -- anything. Maybe I'll pick my UFO for June :). Good luck getting settled down. Not to worry, you still have plenty of time.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I can relate to this conundrum... :) Have a great summer!

Tracy said...

I will trade you places. haha!
But I know what you mean, seems like when I have time to do what I want I get that way too!

GARI said...

I think that summer vacation must be like retirement, you need to plan for it. How will I fill up my time and, for me, it was having a schedule. Unlike work, I don't have to keep the schedule but I need something to work around/with. LOL

Barb said...

You could have a blog garage sell.... I hope you get your grove back...

Pauline said...

Yep mate, I feel ya! Know exactly how ya feel..I recently went thru all of my mags..trust me there is a lot..and gave away a bunch and made a file of the projects I want to make..yeah right like thats gonna happen...ha ha..

Barb said...

Yep I understand, last week I took a week off from the office..(use it or lose it situation) I was determined to get home things taken care of..but like you I could not keep my focus and feel like I wasted my days! But fortunately you have a few more weeks to get that "motivation" going before you return to teaching next fall! Have a wonderful and motivated day!

Piwacket said...

My Momcat is a fellow teacher and she's having a tough time getting into a routine. The days seem to go by so quickly, and yet very little seems to get done. Be kind to yourself and cuddle with something furry every chance you get.

hetty said...

I always used to feel a void when the summer holidays started. It usually took me a week or two to find my 'summer wings'. Having a fun project ready to begin as soon as school was out helped me get on with time for myself. And I also have too many magazines and too much fabric. But that's what quilting is all about, isn't it?

quiltmom said...

Nancy,
I sure can relate to what you are talking about in your post.. Like you I am a teacher. I am looking forward to the beginning of our summer vacation- School is finished June 30th here. I am still finishing off the last few things to close up the school year. There is the year end cleaning and the fun days for my kindergarten students. We will not return to class until the end of August.
When the holiday arrives, I am looking forward to some days to relax, but they will have to come after I have completed a project by July 6. I have a quilt to add the borders and then get it basted together this weekend so that I can get quilting it.
It is always a challenge to feel like you have rested and still used the time in the best way possible. There are always a list of things you want to do. Often my list is way longer than the time I have available.LOL
I also know the challenge of having lots of magazines and books. Having them is certainly one thing and using them is another one. If you come up with a good solution let me know - one of my plans for this vacation is to try and dejunk this little house that I live in- We have too much stuff and I must get rid of some of it-
Have a great vacation Nancy- I am sure that you will find your rhythm.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna