02 June, 2008

New Week, New Month

I turned the calendar page to June yesterday. Gasp! The first week is already full; jammed. Appointments, meetings and two separate out-of-town overnight trips; all before Saturday. I reflected on what I need to do vs. what I want to do and then paused to count my blessings. I am blessed that I'm able to go and do, period. It's all a matter of perspective.

I had my Southern Album class yesterday afternoon. I hadn't finished my homework either, the Oak Reel and Acorn block was still in pieces and not appliqued to the background. I used a few found moments before class began to simply sit and stitch quietly by hand... it was heaven, free from commitments and distractions. I never seem to be able to locate those moments when I'm at home. There's always laundry to put away, a meal to prepare or a ringing phone to answer. I reminded myself that if I don't find that time, every day, it's not going to come knocking at the door all by itself.

I have just brewed a pitcher of Raspberry Iced Tea. I'm going to pour myself a glass and sit outside this afternoon, I'll finish up my applique homework from May. If not now, when? Rest assured that his busy week before me will all fall into place, day by day, they always do. I've written myself a prescription: June afternoons, take one hour a day! These self assigned bright spots are vibrantly glowing, yet patiently waiting, on my otherwise overfilled calendar pages of must-do chores.

Why do I do this?
Certainly the busy-ness won't endure for all time;
but, the quilt will!
Life is Good!

10 comments:

Nane said...

Its great porch sitting weather...

Quilt Memories said...

What a great post, I love to be busy, I get a lot more accompolished when I am. I think we all should alot ourselves at least 1 hour a day just to do whatever we want to.Wish I could do that, although I am getting a lot of myy red work done and that is great for me. Take care, see you soon, I hope! J

meggie said...

An hour a day doesn't seem like too much to ask for...

Karen Dianne Lee said...

In inspired. You really did this didn't you - you wrote that in your calendar. Seriously, I'm inspired. Thank you. Again.

CONNIE W said...

The scene in the photo is a "Must do" destination. Looks so inviting.

mamaspark said...

It's always easier said than done, isn't it? I think it is great that you will give yourself at least an hour a day to do whatever your heart desires!

Nan said...

I agree with everything you've said - it's wonderful to be able to take time just for YOU, even if it's just to contemplate one's navel! The photo is so calming - I must have some raspberry ice tea!

Salem Stitcher said...

One hour a day sounds wonderful to me! Your oak reel block looks beautiful by the way...

Joyce said...

Putting needle and thread to fabric is just soooooooooooooooooooo great.

Libby said...

An hour - even if it's just a few minutes here and there gathered through out the day are sometimes just what the doctor ordered *s*