Monday, January 24, 2011

CAN YOU SAY, "PROCRASTINATION"?


Another weekend has come and gone. I was looking forward to Monday, but instead of getting things done today, I'm browsing blogs and websites, sending email, sharing videos, daydreaming, and putting off things I need to do. Some of the housework can wait (as it often does) but other things need my attention, yet all I seem to want to do today is stay in blogland. There are so many wonderful blogs and selling sites to visit that it's easy to become "lost" in them.
There are sewing projects I say I want to do, but haven't begun. There is always de-cluttering to do and my closets and storage areas lack organization, yet I'd apparently rather view someone else's organized home or workspace than to work on my own. Why is that? I don't think it's Spring Fever. I don't particularly like Spring - ok, I know I'm strange, but I'd much rather have Fall lurking just around the corner. For me, Spring brings allergy issues and indicates that summer isn't far off. I truly can't stand the summer heat.
Spring is a time when I don't feel so inclined to make a fresh start, as to regretfully ponder those things I didn't accomplish while tucked inside all winter. In the Spring I see windows that need washing and drapes that have to be taken down and cleaned. In winter, no one expects heavy-duty cleaning to be done.
In Spring, when the sun shines through my less-than-pristine windows, I see all the dust I missed on the last round of cleaning. Other people love to go outside and plant things in the Spring. Not me. I don't have a green thumb, though I used to plant things when the grandkids came over and wanted to dig in the dirt. Even though I tried a little bit of gardening, it wasn't something I enjoyed, so while others browse seed catalogs, I start counting down the days until Fall and cool weather. Crazy, huh?
Maybe I'm feeling a bit melancholy that Christmas is now just another memory and I've set no immediately attainable goals for myself this year. I don't "do" resolutions anymore, but I did tell myself I'd strive to be more creative. I decided to make Christmas ornaments every month this year, as I did last year, but have I done that? I haven't even chosen which ones I want to make. I have enough sewing supplies to keep me going for a long time. It's the incentive to use them I seem to lack. Does anybody have incentive or enthusiasm to share? I could surely use some.

7 comments:

Carmen The Olde FarmHouse Road said...

Oh dear, I feel like I am reading my own life as I read your post!! I feel EXACTLY line for line what you are feeling from no motivation, to gardening, to my dislike of summer heat, wanting to stay in Fall and holiday season, to trying to be creative and every line in between! I just cannot get going and I have orders waiting, a show coming up middle of March and nothing made for it, not one doll! I am 52 years old and totally in the Blah mode! By the way you are quite the writer! Very proffesional sounding! If you find a magic cure for these blahs please let me know too! Blessings!

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

I wish I could offer you some incentive but I am lacking motivation myself at the moment.. I think the winter blues have set in and I am in a rut... but if anyone gives you any sound advise, send it my way...
Happy Monday
Sabrina

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Kady, I have those days you speak of all the time..and they are okay..I am trying to keep my sewing up..so I am not cramming at the last minute like I usually am..and it keeps me off the streets.;O) lol..:)

Lori said...

There must be something in the air, because I can't seem to muster up any motivation either. Lots of thoughts running through my head, I just can't get my hands to communicate. I also love fall far more than spring. If I find any motivation, I'll share it with you. lol

Merilyn said...

Maybe it's a winter thing!! We don't have winters like you guys, with all that snow several feet deep to keep you inside 24/7. But don't stress out to much either, just go with the flow (like the seasons do!) life's energy/creativity waxes and wanes, your motivation will return.....

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I made ditty bags. A couple straight seams and a string through the channel OK I did do some prim embroidering on tags for them but still--it's hardly a creative storm. Maybe a little breeze.....
I do love the garden but to be 100% honest, it is all hubby's doing. He does it all. I do the getting things into the jars. He actually runs the canner. I do put the jars away in the pantry. I don't like the heat so much. I stay in when it's hot. I stay in when it's cold. Spring has mud but better temps so I can paint outside. I use spray paint so there is no inside painting. I do some acrylics but nothing large.
Right now, all I get done is reading other people's blogs. I sit here all day. Email, Facebook and Blogger and repeat! Over and Over......
I think this is just the state of mind we are all caught up in. Winter blahs....Even you nuts who like this frigid weather can suffer from it!
You don't have to do what others do to be happy. Just do what makes you happy.
I don't look forward to spring cleaning but I know it has to be done, so I do. My husband--he's a professional procrastinator! But only when it's things I want him to do......... doesn't matter the season!
This, too, shall pass......
Love ya, Hon and I know you will rebound from this with a smile!
★Linda★

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ah Kady--me knows some of what you are saying---so far this month on my Wednesdays to sew on the machine and to work on projects--I could not do it--no motivation there!! but I have continued to work on some hand projects to finish them by the end of the month--but I already knew what I was doing with them--so there is no thinking involved!!!!!
It really must be the "weather"--but you are still probably in a "spin" over losing your new house and Tucker getting a new home and missing him--so give yourself time to heal and rest--hugs,Di and miss gracie