I don’t multi-task well….. (No knitting content today)

28 07 2007

As I’m getting older and even more firmly into the age where I have things to do that won’t get done unless I do them myself, I’ve come to a realization. I have not been honest with myself. I pretend to be alot of things to myself and it’s not healthy. So for the sake of complete honesty with myself, (not because I have to blog about it) I’m going to expose my bad habits. And I’m thinking that if I tell you all then I can’t exactly hide, right? I will face them and one at a time, with God’s help I will change; change into the person I know I can be and need to be for my Lord, for myself and for my family.

1) I don’t like housework therefore most of the time I avoid it till it all has to be done at once because we are out of clean dishes and clean clothes.

2) Sometimes I’ve been known to spend bill money on yarn. I handle our finances so hubby doesn’t realize this. This is also the first habit I’m changing.

3) I over-commit myself when it comes to KAL’s and swaps. I have decided I won’t sign up for any more swaps this year, and maybe next year as well.

4) I’ve also been known to put my needs first instead of serving those who need me most.

5) I spend more time doing what I want to do than I should yet I don’t take good care of myself.

6) I am a dyed-in-the-wool procrastinator.

I think that’s enough for now, don’t you? Just so you know, one of the things I am changing is my blogging schedule or lack of one. My new plan includes blogging only once a week unless something life-shattering comes up. Blogging any more often than that takes away from my knitting time and my housecleaning. Besides, my kids need more of my time than I’ve been giving them. I’ve been guilty of letting my hobby/business become an obsession. Now I’m seeking balance and order. Those are the things that bring peace in my soul and my home.

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8 responses

28 07 2007
Amanda

Good for you, my friend! It’s so important to be able to say what your needs are, and make that “to do” list.

I have read that if you talk about your dreams, they will come true. So, by sharing, this will help you be able to make the things you want to be doing – happen!

28 07 2007
Katy

Rebecca, did you see the quote from C.S. Lewis that Yarn Harlot posted recently?

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
-C.S. Lewis.

It is always good to know you are not alone and others have similar struggles. I pray that God will bless you in your efforts!

Love,
Katy
AKA “Kathryn Estelle”

28 07 2007
kellie

Rebecca! [running, in slow motion, across daisy field with arms opened wide] my soul mate! I LOVE YOU!

“Are you my conscience?” [quoting Dory from ‘Finding Nemo’]

getting to work, kellie

28 07 2007
Laura

I applaud the courage it took to put these things down for the world to see and I truly could have written # 5 describing myself ! 🙂

30 07 2007
cristina

what i just read, some how fits me also! there is always a time in our lives that we do what we want, and then we realise there is a world beyond that. i’m with you, and i will keep reading your blog, even if you only post once a week 🙂

31 07 2007
Bryony

Aha! You see we are more than knitting sisters, we are the same kind of procrastinators too ;D As my mother says, there is more to life than cleaning the house. She should know – she used to be a cleaning fiend, then realised the error of her ways, particularly after my brother wrote a short story that got published where the mother made her son put his toy cars away when he was in the middle of playing so she could vac…

31 07 2007
Shauna

Hey Sis,

You know that I completely agree with you and I am on the same page! I pray for you daily and hope that we can work on the changes….BTW, next Thursday I start Salsa Dancing lessons!!!!!! (For loosing weight) Whoo hoo!!!! My step to starting on my list of stuff!! I sooooo wish we lived next door to each other, we could help each other clean house and then knit and crochet together….BTW the house next to us is opened!!! LOL ROFLOL!!!!!!!!!!

Love Lil Sis

Shauna

29 11 2007
naisioxerloro

Hi.
Good design, who make it?

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