Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, Make myself edition.

     I did not get out in the garden at all yesterday except to pick everything early in the morning.  I would really like to spend a day weeding and trimming and I am not sure I will be able to do that if I don't Make Myself Get the Things in the Shop DONE.

     Because I am trying really hard to not have to sew next week except on anything for my daughters wedding, I must be diligent about getting everything else done that comes in.   I will have at least 3 bridesmaid dresses to alter for B's wedding plus what ever the groomsmen need.  I don't want to be bothered with clients.  There will be one wedding dress pick up next Wed.  That is all I have on the books right now.  That is the way I want it to stay.

     Last night when I wanted to be in the garden I was finishing up a wedding dress.  Today I have 7 hems, a mother of the bride alteration and steam and that all hand work horrible flower girl dress I did not get to.  Oh and 16 buttons to hand sew on pants for suspenders.  Can I get all of this done and still have time for the garden?

     Actually I don't know?  How many interruptions will I have?  The real question is can I make myself stick to my guns and get the stuff done?  Kim has a tendency to wander.  Yes wander around putting things off and day dreaming.  If Sissie were here....  Well she would kick my butt which at this point in the game I really need.

     So I feel a list coming on.  Sometimes I can make myself do what needs to be done if I have a list.  Sometimes.

1. get laundry started 
2. hem 6 items for a client
3. hem one shirt
4. alter and steam mother of bride
5. get buttons sewn on pants
6. flower girl dress from hell Got the body done just have to hem
7.  there are those table clothes I should do...... maybe might put this off to get to garden.

     Then out to the garden to play in the dirt and get sweaty and dirty.  Kim loves a good roll in the mud.

     I was thrilled yesterday as I was driving over to my friends house with here weekly meal.  Almost every ingredient came frost he garden or storage.  I made the large casserole with squash, green and yellow zucc, tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplant, the olive oil and pasta were from the storage.  Then the salad was  just tomatoes, onion and cucumbers from the garden with a couple tablespoons of mayo, a little sugar and vinegar.  I made fresh blueberry scones from scratch.  So this meal cost me practically nothing.  I am also using up things from the storage unit that need to be rotated.  Like pasta.  I am almost out of pasta, which is good and I can do a stock up next month.

    I fried up a big batch of sesame green beans last night for our dinner and also ate the salad.  Yum.

What are you going to do today?  Do you have to challenge yourself to get anything done?  Are you avoiding things?  ( not counting your husband) Do you have a plan?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

21 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your list all crossed off! I need a to do list every day. That is who I get things done. Today I got the deal of the century. I will write about that tomorrow.

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  2. This is where you have o say no to anything else but your needs and priorities. No babysitting, no meals for other people. I sound harsh, but you should be enjoying he lead up to the wedding. Your daughter needs you focused on her and your family.

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    1. Enjoy the lead up? Have you married any of your children. It is panic and pressure until you see them walk down the aisle and then the reception and the clean up. I have to laugh because you sound like my sister (twin) she will be here tonight. She will keep me on track. You know you and I kind of look a like.You can be the third twin or voice of reason as I have none.:)

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  3. kim,
    Put a sign on the shop door for no more sewing. Say there is a wedding of daughter and you need to sew, visit, and rest. Whatever and stick to your guns. Let husband open door and answer all calls.

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  4. I'm with the other posters. Shut down the shop, relax & enjoy your time with your family the wedding!

    I'm definitely a list maker. And, finally got the photo album I've been working on done. As soon as I ordered it, my husband sent me a code for a free one, so now I'll scramble to get a second one ready, so I can get it for free. That will be my motivation. ;-)

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    1. I admire people who can put together those albums. Mine would be a complete mess.

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  5. I sympathize for you doing the horrible flower girl dress-projects like that take all the joy out of sewing.
    My day- I walked on the treadmill early, then finished a top for me. Then I cooked a simple breakfast and we took my parents to a cousins funeral an hour away. Then hubby and I had a really good lunch at a local restaurant.
    And that's it so far.

    Hope you get all your stuff done!

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    1. I see you are at that point where you drive your parents long distances. We are there also. Sounds like a lovely morning.

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  6. Your dinner sounds very good and frugal. Just say no to new clients - your daughter comes first.

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  7. I do much better with lists, too. But I tend to ignore the same yukky tasks, even when they are on my list. :-))

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    1. You and I jumped off the same start my friend.

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  8. I had to smile at #4, "alter and steam mother of bride."

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  9. The answer to every new request from now until the wedding is " I have no time until after (said date)"

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    1. O have been telling people they will not get their stuff until after the wedding.

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  10. I've married off 3 of my girls, last girl gets married next year and says she is eloping and wants no family or friends there. Since she's in her mid 30s we were surprised she finally agreed to getting married. Neither of our sons are married. Stress and hard work the week before the wedding. Joy was the week after when things got back to normal. Back to sewing curtains for me

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