Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So easily sidetracked...

Monday being Columbus Day was a day off of work for me. I had great plans to devote the entire day to sewing and quilting, maybe even get started on some Christmas gifts.

But first…

I think I’ll throw in a load of laundry.

Ya know, if I start everything for supper now, I won’t have to interrupt my sewing later on this afternoon. Great idea, right? in theory...
I have all these veggies and have wanted to try Joyce’s Virus Killing soup. If I throw that together, that could be supper for Tuesday night and maybe even Wednesday before small group because I’ll really need a quick supper that night. More wonderful insights?

Throw laundry in the dryer and another load in the washer.

Oh my, it’s 10am, I better get moving if I’m going to get any sewing accomplished today.

Phone rings. It’s for hubby. Go find him.

Cleaning up after my cooking extravaganza…I look over at the bananas darkening on the counter and think I better use them up so I start a batch of banana bread. The kitchen’s already a mess and it will only take a few more minutes to whip the bread together.

Dryer buzzes, fold laundry, put clothes away, carry the clothesbasket back to the laundry room, see the dirty rugs and decide to throw them in the wash.

Walk past the computer and hear it calling my name, check email…check Facebook…catch up on blog reading – it will only take a few minutes, right? And I won’t check it again all day, I promise!

45 minutes later…finish cleaning up the kitchen that I started to clean up over an hour ago.

Friend stops by. 1 hour later…

Time to make lunch for hubby & me.

After a nice leisurely, 10 minute lunch…

Time to clean up again.

Fold another load of laundry and add the fleece throws to washer that have been in storage for the summer. The weather has turned cold, don’t ya know.

Phone rings. 20 minutes later…

I hear a new email come in to the computer, I’ll just check it real quick-like.. Now, while I am sitting here I might as well finish the team meeting letter for our winter mission trip.

Oh, and one more load of laundry.

Hubby sticks his head in the door and asks if I’ve paid his life insurance that is due Wednesday. Not sure if he's feeling ill or what? Alas, I forgot all about it. We had been checking otu a nother policy but decidede to stay with this one. In my mind, it was still on the back burner in wait-mode. Call the company to see about paying over the phone or online so the payment isn't late. Another 20 minutes later (15 of which I’m on hold), policy paid.

And, finally to my sewing room.

Clean off the ironing board and sewing desk of “other items” that don’t pertain to sewing.

Thinking what project to start on first when I see the turtleneck that needs mending and 2 pair of pants that need to be hemmed, so of course, I do the mundane things first, then I can sew, right?

6:30pm – Hubby enters and asks when supper is. Whoops, I didn’t realize it was so late!

Complete hemming of the last pair of pants.

Finish preparing the supper I started earlier in the day.

Have a leisurely supper, all of 15 minutes worth.

Clean up the kitchen again. Run the dishwasher. Thanks goodness for a dishwasher!

Take a shower and get my comfy clothes on for the evening.

Study up on the lesson for Wednesday night’s small group.

Yawn...time for bed. Back to work tomorrow!

And this, my friends is why you haven’t seen any sewing or quilting projects posted on here lately.

There's always next weekend right?


  1. LOL - your day sounds like so much of my life!!!

  2. Oh my! How familiar THAT sounds! Kind of like my Fridays. When someone asks what I did, I usually come up with, 'I don't know!'.

    You got a lot done...just not what you wanted to get done!

    be blessed, and have a great rest of the week.

  3. How true to life. I've had those days too.

  4. The life of a wife. There's simply never enough hours in the day, is there?


  5. That sounds exactly like the way my days go - people who work don't seem to understand what retired people do all day but they should read your post because that's my every day! blessings, marlene

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love that you have been to so many of the places I have on the blog. We have lived in east Tn for five years and love it.
    Thanks again for the sweet comments! I'll be back to visit you, too!
    Blessings, Misha

  7. Oh my goodness - that is so much like me!! Well, I probably hear the computer call me more often...


  8. This sounds strangely familiar; like we are living in parallel universes. HAHA! Your intentions were good, things just got out of hand. Sometimes, doing the fun things is just too much work!

  9. You have nailed it on the head! When someone says..."and what did you do today?"...hand them this post! :)