Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Less To Do

Be glad for me ... I finially finished a few things this past weekend.

1. My daughter's robe. About 7+ years ago, when my daughter was still a baby (before she could sit up, even) I purchased a pattern and leopard-like fleece fabric to make robes for all three of my kids. Each kid had a different color of fleece, Carmen's being a pretty dark mauvish color. I made the first robe for my oldest son, right away. I remember sitting on the floor, cutting out the fabric with Carmen sleeping in her infant seat next to me. The boys were racing around me (they were 3 and 5) and the livingroom had barely any furniture in it. I had high hopes of making the other two robes. Didn't happen. What did happen was that Chad outgrew his robe (Alec has it now) and I FINALLY began cutting out Carmen's robe a few months ago. A FEW MONTHS AGO! So I'm a bit slow. Anyway, I FINISHED IT! This weekend, I just shut out everyone and everything else and got the thing done. I was SO happy! I washed it and presented it to my daughter. She is happy but I had to ask her to try it on. She tried it on and was still happy. But ... I know deep in my heart that she'll likely never wear it. Sigh. She is very picky about what she wears, meaning if it's not a sweatshirt and sweatpants, it will probably hang in her closet. Another sigh. This is a child that will not wear more than one layer, even if she's cold. And she's cold often. I have told her that she can wear the robe if she's cold but I'm not going to say another word. It's up to her if she wears it or not. All that matters to me is that I finished something I started. Better late than never.

2. I finished and mailed out my fed taxes! Praise the Lord! Every year, I set a goal to get them done by February and this year I met my goal! Since I had Alec and Carmen (late Jan and early Feb babies) meeting this goal became more difficult. But it's done and gone. Big sigh!

3. Todd started cutting out the pine derby racers I mentioned in my last post. He and the kids finialized their designs and I let Carmen design mine. The kids have been doing a little shaping here and there. It is encouraging to see this project moving along. I think the cars will look really good.

I am inspired to work on other projects I have started. Every time I get discouraged, I will remind myself that I have the ability to finish it. Some day.


40winkzzz said...

Getting a project done IS a good feeling-- even if it's something you "should" have done years ago! I have those, too. Sometimes I let the "shoulda done it long ago" part of things keep me from doing it now.

I spent last weekend working on my daughter's graduation scrapbook-- well, not even working on the book itself, but pulling & copying old pics from the family scrapbook. That's the hardest part of the project. It is such a great feeling to have gotten going on it-- even though I "should have" started a long time ago.

Cate said...

"Round of applause for Kate!!"
I have many UFOs around (unfinished objects) and can totally relate to the feeling of ectasy when one is finally done.

Go you mum!


Mama Self said...

You're on a roll! Getting some of the list checked off is quite satisfying, even if it took much longer than you intended (which is what usually happens to me!).

Too funny about the submarines and our boys. It'll be very interesting to see what they actually become as adults. ;)

Have a wonderful week!

Leingang Family said...

Nothing feels better than completing a UFO! :o)