Saturday, December 6, 2008

Half Done


I'm not a finisher. I'm not. It's something I feel quite bad about. I have a stack of "thank you" cards from a baby shower my friends in Woods Cross threw for me that have been waiting for me to finish, seal, and send them. They've been waiting since May. May--I tell you. Pathetic! Ungrateful! Shameful!

I also have a stack of adorable birth announcements-- for the boys I gave birth to in July. July, I say! My amazing friend Jo designed them, had them printed, and even brought them to my house for me in a mad rush. And now they're gathering dust because it took me 2 months to get to the store for envelopes. 

And then there are the Christmas stockings I've been working on since before Maggie was born. She's 2. And I'm still trying to get them done 3 kids later.

I have a pile of half-made Christmas presents I'm sewing for my sisters-in-law. The gifts are nearing completion. But girls, if it turns out you get lotion or candy or earrings or something store bought instead on the 25th--just know I tried. Really. And maybe I'll finish them in time for your birthdays.

The Halloween quilt I got back from the quilter in October is sitting on my washer waiting to be bound.

It's embarrassing how I can't manage to get anything done. We won't even try to talk about housework. Or the fact that I need to get on the phone and take care of my church calling. And the Christmas tree needs lighting. And decorating. And admiring.

But I guess I at least completed the task of recognizing that I'm a loser. So, that's done. Good. Moving on...

[P.S. This is a declaration--my way of accepting that I have a problem. So you don't need to tell me that I'm being too hard on myself. Instead, give me a kick in the pants.]

7 comments:

Becca said...

You make me laugh Megs!!! I love you so much, unfinished projects and all!!! (I have tons of unfinished projects too..seriously!)

Rachel said...

Shameful! Just shameful. You can't be going around with all of these unfinished projects! Your dad is BISHOP for crying out loud. What will people think? (Are you feeling kicked yet?)

Lazy down right lazy. That is what it is. You're grounded until all of these loose ends are tied up and when you are done with those.....you can finish all of mine......

P.S. I've been married for 16 years now and there is a lady back in my husband's home ward who insists I STILL haven't sent her a "thank you" note for our wedding gift.......

Megs said...

Oh and when we moved we found a big box of 200 thank you cards that we had written but never addressed or sent out from our wedding. So there, Rachel. I win the worst person in the world contest. :-)

Ginna said...

All I can say is that I'm exactly the same way. Sometimes worse. And I only have one kid to worry about!

The Willeyes said...

"you can't manage to get anything done?" Hello...three beautiful children! Enough said. Stop kicking yourself. If they get done, they get done...otherwise oh well. You're a good mom, mother and person. That's all that matters...but you do crack me up! Thanks for brightening my morning!

jwise said...

I put all of mine in one box. I guess the satisfaction of those undone projects is that I know where they all are.

Ems said...

so count me in that club too. I think I could have cured cancer by now if I didn't have this non-finisher bone in my body. stories of like athletes or musicians who practice for 8 hours a day or whatever? not me...

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Top Sites

Parenting Blogs