Tuesday, February 16, 2010

when i retire

I know this will never happen. But in my dream world, when I retire, my life would look like this:

7-8am - get up & going
9am - read the paper & whatever else suited my fancy
10am-12noon - sew or quilt
12noon-1pm - lunch with friends
1pm-3pm - computer/art/garden
4pm-5pm - nap
5pm-7pm - cook, eat, clean
7pm-9pm - watch tv or projects
10pm-midnight - write or read
bed!

Would that not be an awesome life? There'd be no laundry or housework 'cause I'd job it out (now you KNOW I'm dreaming, especially since those things cost money AND are very private things for me!), so all my free time would be spent "playing"! How cool would that be?

Meanwhile, as reality sets in, the idea side of my brain has kicked into high gear. Every time I turn around I think of something else I'd like to be doing (and I can guarantee you ironing is NOT one of them!). It doesn't help that my Keepsake Quilting catalogue came in the mail today. I did turn down a gazillion pages, but I'm resisting the urge to order anything. I also shocked myself (and Bobby) by not signing up for a more detailed applique class. Not that I don't want to (the patterns are SO cool) and not that I won't in the future, but I really do need to tackle and finish a few of the projects I have going on at the moment.

Bobby's quilt is in the frame, though I must confess this 2 day applique class fueled a fire and I now have 220 6" squares cut and about 150 hearts for appliqueing onto them. (enough for a twin size quilt) They'll go into my sewing pile for when I have a little bit of time to work on something small. I won't tell you how many of those projects I currently have going.

My art room is 3/4 clean and somewhat organized. Who knows? Maybe by the end of February I'll not only have it ready but will actually be working inside!

And as for reading...so far I'm actually keeping up with my reading for the church's class! I'm a little behind on some other things, but so far so good.

Now if I can figure out a way to siphon the fish food flakes off the kitchen floor that I dropped yesterday without having to throw them all away, I'll have actually accomplished something today!

1 comment:

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

If I can talk Rich into paying for it:) would you take a cake decorating class with me? It would be one more thing to add to your schedule:)