Or at least I try. Sometimes it is a random fact, a new word, a more efficient way to get things done, and other times it is something you didn't realize about yourself. I learned two new things about myself over the weekend, which means that today you will learn two new things.
Thing #1: I spend the majority of my day needing to pee. Sorry if this is crude, but I have been inspired by this post to include more "real life" in my blog. Now I don't believe I need to use the bathroom more than the average person, it is just that I often ignore the urge to pee in order to do just one more thing on my list, or answer the "mom" call before I take care of myself, or just forget and get distracted on my way to the bathroom. It dawned on me this weekend, however, that if I spend a quarter of my day (and unfortunately night) needing to pee, and if I live to be 88 let's say, I will have spent 22 years needing to pee. That is time wasted! So I have decided to try to take care of business and stop ignoring my need to pee, and perhaps cut down on the things that make me need to use the bathroom so often.
Such as iced coffee,
or mojitos. Both of which I drank plenty of over the weekend.
Don't worry, I won't keep you updated on my progress - no need to fill you in on that much "real life".
Thing #2: I don't enjoy sewing. Don't get me wrong - I love the idea of sewing. I love my stash of fabric and its unlimited possibilities. I dream of making patterns of my favorite vintage dresses and sewing several more out of my vintage fabrics. I can envision hand made throw pillows, quilts and valances in nearly every room of my house. But the actual act of sitting down at my sewing machine is frustrating, time consuming, and messy, including the mess that accumulates in the rest of the house when mom sits down at the machine and the children are left to their own devices.
I appreciate the fact that I have the ability to sew and the machine and material to make much needed window coverings for our bedroom, I just wish that it didn't take all day long to do so. Or that my bobbin never ran out of thread, that no seams needed ripping, that the children didn't need to eat three meals a day. Perhaps I would enjoy sewing if I didn't sew when it was over 100 degrees outside, or if I used a pattern rather than winging it, or if I didn't expect to sew five curtains in one day, or if I took a class and actually learned how to sew. Or maybe I just don't enjoy sewing. But I do love a completed project.
So I'll continue to sew and take a bathroom break or two. Unless I get distracted and start another project.