I feel like I’ve really been slacking on my list. It’s not that I’m not working on things…. I’ve gotten through 10 of the 50 questions in the “50 questions that will free your mind” task (I’m writing all the questions down and really thinking about the answers), I’ve been working out almost daily (Ok, so I didn’t get on any machines Fri-Sun, but my sister and I went on a really long, vigorous walk on Friday, and I danced until I literally couldn’t dance anymore at my cousin’s wedding on Saturday… and yesterday, I rested… I PROMISE I will get back to the gym after work today), and have been working my way through Book 1. I’m a third of the way through it! But I still feel that this far into it, I’d have more than 3 things accomplished. I should remember that “slow and steady wins the race”.
I only have a few days left this month to do some of the things on my list that I want to do monthly (Send a card to a friend, Go to church one a month, buy flowers once a month) that this week will be pretty busy – and I’m not really sure if I’ll get to church this month… but if I don’t, I’ll double up next month. I’m really going to take that time to try some different churches to see if we can find a home out here.
Being home and going to the wedding will also get me started on two new tasks: Grow a plant from a seed and Finish my t-shirt quilt. Luckily for me, my cousin K and her new husband M gave out cute little pots with tulip bulbs and wildflower seeds as their favors – to symbolize the beginning of their new life together. So once I get the chance to get to a place where I can buy potting soil and pots for the wildflower seeds, I will begin that task. I’m really excited about it, because our patio is pretty bare and it gets great morning sun – perfect for starting these new plants! I inherited my grandfather’s green thumb… so as long as I get the right size pots for everything, I’m pretty confident I’ll succeed in this one!
The other thing – finishing my t-shirt quilt – will not be as easy as the TLC that is required for starting plants. I started the quilt probably about 3 years ago, maybe a little more than that. I had all of these t-shirts from undergrad (primarily sorority shirts) that I wasn’t going to wear again but didn’t want to donate. A friend of a friend was making a quilt out of hers, so I decided it would be perfect for my shirts! After figuring out which shirts I was going to use and arranging them in some sort of pattern, I cut them out and with some help from my grandmother, we sewed them all together. I wasn’t quite smart enough, and didn’t measure my letters, but measured my screen printed shirts, so I had to cut out all of my letters and resew them onto the squares… and that’s where the roadblock hit… I got one letter on (out of 12) and got annoyed. So… I dug the quilt pieces out of my hope chest at my parent’s house and have brought it back to sew those letters on. After that, I’ll either a) know how to use a sewing machine and can finish it myself or b) find someone who can put the backing on. Either way, it’ll be really nice to have that finished (I had wanted to finish it before I moved to CO, but obviously, that didn’t happen).