Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Domestic Goddess

Today I have done overdue domestic chores, everyday domestic chores and I visited with a friend who was holding a Creative Memories coffee morning. The coffee morning part of my day was lovely. I've found new tools and some bits and pieces to add to my arsenal of equipment. The domestic part of my day was just that really, domestic. It was while I was making a cheese sauce to go over the macaroni for supper that I realised why I've become the domestic goddess that I see in my daydreams. Because I have a post it note on the window above my desk reminding me of two projects that are due this month. SLAP! I'm a postponement goddess! No amount of bragging about being Suzy Homemaker is going to hide that! I wonder why I find the stress, indeed sometimes terror, of a deadline so inspiring? I don't think I do actually. I just find that the more I have to do something, the less inclined I am to do it. The more people recommend something to me, or advise me to try something, the more I resist. Like Titanic, the movie. Still haven't seen it. Too many people told me to see it. I knew the story from the get-go - it sinks, he dies. I only saw Mama Mia! last month, same reason. A particular friend who saw it 5 times within 3 weeks of its release could be forgiven for guessing that each time she rang to try and encourage me to go see it with her, I was making lame excuses. I just get stubborn. It's genetic, I think. Miss Dunnit has severe last-minute-itis and I have to say that I hate it as a trait and rail against it in her. But I, apparently am the same. I hate that! But there is a light at the tunnel end...the whole Lent thing for me was an attempt to self-improve rather than deprive myself...and I'm getting there. 15 days before the deadline, I've recognised the problem. Sometime tomorrow, I'm gonna roll my sleeves up and tackle it. Right after I've made the beds, washed the kitchen floor and created another, erm, gourmet supper.

5 comments:

stephanie said...

love the soda page.. how did you do the background...or is it the paper?

my5bratz said...

LOVE the ghost letters...glad to hear Im not the only procrastinator about..lol

Love to Doodle! said...

Firstly - thank you!!

Ohhhh - to have the places to go to that you do! A Creative Memories coffee morning!! How fabulous does that sound....local craft shops near by - how fab and lucky are you....I need to move I think! (well, I know that already anyway)

Some people thrive on last minute panic....although not a healthy way to organise life, it suits some....me included too...if I can put things off I will, unless its something I cannot wait to do and I'll do that before the domestic stuff gets a look in...Wish I could be a domestic goddess - but alas, will never be one of those...I love clean and tidy but hate the journey to get there....and also the feeling when everyone arrives home and it all begins to unravel is not good for me either...cos I know what tomorrow's gonna bring and sometimes I would rather not be a grown-up..... for a little while anyway....

However, I've also recognised that I like to plan and schedule some things - things that I know cant be stuffed up...so maybe our delay tactics are because we know we'll produce something better and quicker if we dont have the time to think too much (and the option to change it the next day)...yes, that's it... I reckon, its using our time in the most efficient way by not giving ourselves much time to create in the first place.

Could you send a gourmet supper our way too xx

Love to Doodle! said...

...after all that - fab page/layout by the way! xx

Vicki said...

wow i love thos ghost letters, really fab!!! xxx