Friday, March 26, 2010

Things I Need To Do vs. Things I Want To Do.

I'm struggling right now between things I need to and have to do versus things I like to and want to do.  They are not usually one and the same.  Part of the frustration is coming from being so distracted by other life events over the past month that I've gotten behind in all my normal activities under both headings that I'm maybe trying to catch up in everything all at once. 
Under the heading of Things I Like To Do, this is what I've accomplished this week:
I took pictures of a really cute hat I finished knitting while riding in the car and sitting around at  hospitals.  It's knit from sheared mink that was woven into yarn. No minks were killed in making this hat!
No makeup on this day.                                                  

Also took picture of the red tweed fingerless gloves I knit, again while sitting in hospitals, to match the red tweed hat I made.

I've also been working on a set of three mini quilted pillows for  Spring to put in my Etsy shop.

I have two of them listed on Etsy and I hope to get the third one up today.  If you would like to see my shop, please go to:

That's another thing I've been working on this week:  Getting my Etsy shop organized and some expired listings re-listed and advertising again. 

Last night and this morning I worked on a fun project of exchanging our Florida time share for a time share resort in St. Thomas for the week of December 4-12 of this year.  The daughter of very good friends of ours is getting married there and we have been invited to the wedding.  We are looking forward to this fun event and vacation.  This is where we'll be going.

This will look and feel really good by December.

I also really enjoy working out on my deck and in my yard and gardens.  It's bothering me right now because the snow is gone and the sun is out quite a bit, but everything looks so bare and dirty.  I need to get out there and trim, cut, clean, etc.  This is all on my calendar for the month of April.

Now under the heading of "Things I Don't Mind " is cleaning the house, laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, and cooking.  I'm caught up on all of this except for the ironing.  The only thing I really iron are My Bob's dress shirts.  Every one of them is washed and hanging up, ready to iron.   I really have to get to this.
I Need To:  Get the taxes done, catch up on bookkeeping for My  Bob's financial planning business, set up a new web site for My Bob,  get mailers out for My Bob, well, you get the picture. 
Now that I put it all in writing I sound pretty selfish, don't I?  As Bob says to me, "which of these 'things to do' makes us the money so that you can knit, sew, Etsy, and go on vacations?"  I know, I know.  I'll get to it.
Oh - BTW, I really LOVE blogging about it all!


Rae said...

I am tired just reading about all the things on your list. You have a full one. I would gladly take the time share off of your hands. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Good luck with everything.

Always Nesting said...

ADORABLE hats!! You have a wonderful talent.

T @ Poppy Place said...

WOW! I am exhausted just reading that :)

What pretty things your make, if only I wasn't so allergic to stuff.

On, the dress shirt thing, I send them to the cleaners :)

Hope you are feeling good :)

Looks gorgeous where you will be going in December, very jealous :) T.

Theresa said...

Oh, I was about to swap lists with you but NO WAY, I don't have that much energy:) I know you will enjoy your trip... sounds like a great one! Enjoy your weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

If that is a photo of you without make-up then you clearly don't need it. You are beautiful! Love the hat, and the pillows. I will have to run over and check out your shop:>) Thanks for stopping by today. I struggle with the want to do/ have to do thing too. It's a tough choice, but sometimes the have to do list can be put off a while:>)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love your hats, they are so pretty. You are making me tired, lol, and I'v been working in my yard all week. I will be needing a vacation to Fl. before I'm done.

Marydon Ford said...

Love the darling creations you made, particularly those gloves. You look smashing in that hat!

Wow! St. Thomas, you'll love it.

Happy Easter ~
Pop over for our giveaway.

Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Cottage Cozy said...

Looks like you got a lot done to me!

DJan said...

That hat looks great on you, Nina. And I agree that you don't need makeup if you look like that without it! I would never be able to accomplish half of what you do, and it does make me tired just reading about it. Especially the ironing part... I think it's wonderful that blogging about it is one of the things you LOVE to do. Lucky me!

Lily Robinson said...

We are twins! Here I am reading your blog and I haven't even started my taxes! I planned to do them this week, but just found out my DIL wants me to start keeping the baby MONDAY! Plus I'll have the 5-yr-old.

I may not be here tomorrow... LOL

Love the knits and the quilted pillows!

Annette said...

Really like the hat you're wearing!! I'm all about the cleaners with the dress shirts. It doesn't cost much at all and hubby drops off and picks up!

Don't you wish it was December already???

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

I think you should stick with the "things I like and want to do" list and fit the others in when you can.


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