I have spent most of the daylight hours in my workroom today. Getting ready for the crop tomorrow. It means that during the course of the crop I may very well succeed in finishing all three sets of calendar pages that I've finally pulled my finger out and made ready. In between the gossiping, eating and laughing of course.
I reported this to a friend on Facebook this afternoon and she seemed impressed by my organisation or preparation dedication. I thought about this for a minute and realised that actually, most of the day has just been self indulgent; papers and stash all over the floor, choosing, matching, printing, deciding, settling and finally packing. Apart from my daily chores and a bit of work related phone calling, i have done nothing else. Means that the crop lasts two days really, huh? Now, I'm not feeling overly guilty about it, I must admit. Maybe I should. I can do guilt, I'm certainly not swanning about free of that particular burden. Here's the thing....the guilt will come next week...when I haven't unpacked. Because I've been busy. Because I haven't the motivation. Because I haven't quite got around to needing anything in that tote (wait - is that why i have so many pairs of scissors?)....or, my top argument for consideration your honour...I can't be bothered. Theres no fun in putting stuff away. This is not shocking news about me. If you contribute to WOYWW, you'll have seen photographic evidence of it on a weekly basis for well, over three years. It was an indulgence, it felt like a day off and I really enjoyed it. Well, apart from lifting the tote into the car; good grief that is a test of my prowess as an eastern bloc weight lifter I can tell you.
Anyway, if there's any point to any of this, its to remind you that after all the putting away of decorations and wrappings and getting back into gear with laundry, school plans, resolutions to eat better, become fitter, and all of the normal routine as well, it's ok, indeed necessary, to indulge yourself a little. It doesn't need money or other people, it's harder than that. Carve out some time for yourself. If it makes you happy, it will make everything else you do easier. You'll see what I mean when I brag about those finished calendars.
Have a lovely weekend.
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