Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tick..Tock..Tick..Tock

I hate to waste time. This does not mean that I don't get distracted from what I should be doing. I routinely start different projects that are completely unnecessary. In fact, I happen to be the reigning queen of misappropriating my time with things that are non essential. During the creation phase of such projects I am incredibly unaware of the many things that I should be doing. Those 'things' (a.k.a. responsibilities) , suddenly come rushing back into my brain as soon as I hear the kids walk in the door from school and I realize that my so-called free time has ended, and my to-do list is still quite long.

And so - I have banned myself from the craft store. (And did I mention that my husband is less than thrilled at the number of crafty purchases that appear on our bank statement). No A.C. Moore, no Michaels, no Jo-Ann Super Store. These mercantile institutions are my vice. So - with the banishment of all craftiness I will undoubtably gain many hours with which to accomplish the need-to's.

Now I only need to figure out a way to gain more time by remembering where I park my car. I am not exaggerating when I say that I NEVER remember where it is parked when I have been away from it for more than 30 minutes. I shudder to think of the number of hours that I have wasted as I wander around parking lots, holding my keys in the air, pressing the lock button in hopes that I will near my vehicle and it will answer me with a bleep-bleep. When 'Z' is with me he helpfully calls out:

"Where are you Honda Pilot? Honda! Honda! Where are you?"

A glass-is-half-empty kind of gal might find this embarrassing. Luckily I am a glass-is-half-full sort so I realize that my idiocy, accompanied by child-like helpfulness has caused many a laugh in retail and grocery patrons alike. I am brightening the day of others, and perhaps providing them with a humorous anecdote to share with loved ones over dinner.

And if I were a half-empty type, I could find solace in the fact that my car will never again be lost in front of a craft store.

9 comments:

Candice Carter said...

I'm sure these establishments are going to suffer a great loss of income.... wish I had 1/3 of your talent. I have only been to a craft store maybe a handful of times in my life time!! Take care! Miss talking to you....xoxoxo

Kristy said...

HAHA! I LOVE ALL OF IT!

Lauren said...

I could always do vicarious craft-shopping for you! (Then again, I might be banned from your house forever.)

Sprout said...

Don't do it! You are so talented the crafts deserve you!

Becca said...

The crafting world will miss you, but I'm sure you will be back! The good news is, that I will not offer to take over and try to fill your very big shoes for this one--I already learned that that is just not possible!

Chris said...

You can come get the bits and pieces of craft items I have purchased with the desire to complete something half as cute as things you make. Alas, no talent here to do so, thus many pieces of wanna be craftiness waiting for the talent to put them together. That would help me empty the excess in my home. LOL

As far as the losing car, I too have that issue, and usually no very cute boy to call out for my car. Not good in the very cold, since I usually have no coat. So my advice, where a coat while wondering parkinglots in search of cars. :-)

Chris said...

wear, not where.

Gustogirl said...

I admire craftiness. It is something that I have none of.

Allie said...

Oh no! Where will I find craft inspiration now? We have resorted to tacky antenna toppers as a method of finding our mini-van in parking lots. The time I save hunting down my mini-van affords me time to blog stock.