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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Scarlet Letter

At about 8am tomorrow the 2 of us will hop into the truck (with the cab-over camper attached and the jeep in tow) and head East. Our mission: show the people in McComb, MS how poorly we can bowl. Actually, we would be THRILLED if we showed them how WELL we can bowl, but that seldom happens when bowling on unfamiliar lanes. Actually, it seldom happens when bowling on FAMILIAR lanes. HAHA!

Bowling is an enigma... about the time you think you have things figured out, you discover that your good game has gone south, and you pray you come close to your average. It is also very humbling... first you bowl 50 pins over your average, and the next game may be 40 pins below. (I guess that is why they call it an AVERAGE?)

I am facing a major "issue" as we travel. I have already confessed to procrastinating on the mending and on getting my next wholecloth show quilt designed. But here comes the "biggie"... as we travel I will be updating my checking account on my laptop and getting things in order for DH to run tax reports. So what's the big deal about doing 5 months book-keeping at once? Now you know, brand me with a scarlet P... I am a procrastinator. Is there a 10-step plan for that?

Why can't I be like him? He LIVES to enter his checks (without fail, each and every day) into his computer. He thrills in running reports on his accounts, percentages of spending in every area, reminders of bill to be paid for the next year... etc. Why can't I do that? Procrastination.

I would promise myself that once caught up, I will never again get behind on my bookwork, but I know myself too well. I think I promised myself that about 6 months ago when I once again worked to catch things up.

So once that task has been accomplished, I will pull out my Dover copyright free design books and search for the PERFECT designs for my next quilt. Did I mention that I have been working on this since September? I work best under pressure. (And I can clean house like the "White Tornado" when company is coming!) Quilt show deadlines are approaching, and who says I can't design, mark my fabric, stitch trapunto, cut-away the extra batting, and then quilt, block and bind a heart-stopping show quilt in 6 weeks?

But facts are facts, I am a procrastinator. But I really am working to change my ways, I really am. And as soon as we get back from our trip I am going to .....
OH! Look at THAT fabric! Where is the pattern I got to go with it? Oh... there it is. I could start on this as soon as we get back from the trip and have it quilted by the next week,... And here are the crystals, and fabric foiling kit, and angelina fibers, and paint sticks... how I want to play with those! Next week would be good! ... Now you see why I am wearing this scarlet P.

Hello all, (as I stand up in front of the group with my head humbly held low).
My name is Kathy, and I am a procrastinator. And it may cause me some difficulties, but I SURE AM HAVING FUN!!!

Life can be like a dance. Lots of fun to be there, but musicians must be compensated. Tomorrow I'll pay the piper, and then go back to having fun.

Wishing you all lots of joy, peace and abundance in your life. (John 10:10b - "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.")


1 comment:

  1. HE needs a hobby!!!

    Or is it just that he's D & O's son? If it's that--the OCD skipped this generation!

    Have a good day and good luck bowling!


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