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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I am not superwoman.....damn

The problem usually begins when I forget that I do not have super powers. And no matter if I am reminded of that by the end of the day, by the time I wake up the next morning and my feet hit the floor, I have forgotten that lesson learned. It is like there is a reset button in my head. Even if I start to hear little whisperings of self doubts, I brush them aside and carry on as if I will finish every project within the unrealistic time frame I have established for myself. 

I also often forget that I am not the most zealous traditional quilter. Or, rather, piecer. After I put together one block, I am looking over my shoulder for that 3D printer so I can whip out the rest of the blocks I need and get that top pieced! Note to self - write impassioned letter to Santa asking for 3D printer. I can print off extra arms for myself, too, right?? And fabric? I have lots of uses for one of those babies!


I was so, so optimistic this morning..I was sure the top would be pieced, I would be quilting by mid afternoon and then tomorrow I would sew the binding on.

Yes. I really think this way.

The reality? Well, my husband called at 3:50 pm. It went something like this:
Rej: How’s your day? 
Me: What! What time is it?? I thought it wasn’t even 3 o’clock yet!
Rej: Yeah, well it’s almost 4. Did you run today?
Me: Run!! I am still in my pyjamas! Did I eat lunch?? What time did you say it is??
Rej: (who is used to my rants and talking to myself) Ok, I will be home by 4:30. It’s cold out so dress warm..(Our deal is, if neither of us has run or biked that day, we walk. So, walk it was.)

Sigh.

You might be surprised to learn I even thought I would work on a second project today, “in my spare minutes”..Unbelievable.



13 comments:

  1. I have days that feel like that! Pretty fabric and threads there...

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  2. Sounds familiar, except for the running!

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  3. I guess we do take on too much as a rule.

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  4. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I guess we all do, eh. I have finished piecing the top - just smaller than I “planned” and I am still not sure where I am going with those threads, but I love the colors!

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  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Yeah, I guess we are all the same..living under the illusion that we can move mountains!

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  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Yep! It is so nice to know we are all crazy like that! Awful travel conditions in my area today - sheer ice. Ugh! Hope you have fared better out your way!

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  7. Very icey...I have to take a friend into Moncton for tests at hospital after lunch..hoping it will be melted by then
    Sent from my iPad

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  8. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    It is supposed to be better later on. Our day time guild pot luck is postponed noon so hopefully we will all get where we want to be.
    Safe travels!

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  9. I cancelled...she got someone else to take her. I felt bad, but no sense being in a ditch somewhere. I think the roads are fine, but it is raining very very hard....and can be bad for driving too.

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  10. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Smart move..it only cleared up here about 2 pm and then it was pouring. My hubby called around 1 to tell me traffic was moving slow aka barely..on Wheeler. Missed my event too...ah well. Better safe than sorry, right! Hard to quilt with injuries..

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  11. your are so right!!!

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  12. ah! that made me laugh, someone else who thinks just like me! Fabulous idea re the 3D printer!

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  13. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 6, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    I have been known to write pretty convincing letters to Santa, but I think I may be pushing it asking for a printer..lol Boy, it would be so useful though wouldn’t it?

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