Any flat surface in our house usually ends up with stuff piled on top. It takes effort to keep the kitchen island and end tables free and clear of papers, notes, pencils, notebooks, scissors, and god only knows what all. I do more than my share of leaving things trailing behind, so I can't complain too much. The fact that our house is relatively small doesn't help matters. There simply isn't space for all the stuff we use, and so clutter becomes almost a necessity. Even the daily paper can create a mess in no time. Do people with big houses have messes? or more stuff? I always wonder about that.
I've got a couple craft projects going right now, and I can't get myself motivated to finish them. I've got a rug in progress on my loom and 10 crocheted comfort crosses to stuff and sew together. Drat. This gorgeous weather has me procrastinating. I'm stuck and can't get unstuck. I'm the best excuse-maker on the globe when it comes to goofing around instead of working. I've got this carefully-orchestrated attitude that I've worked my beloved caboose off all my life, and now it's time for me to do jack nothing.
Looks to be another pretty day. We have the front door open, and leaves are chasing each other down the street. A slight breeze must be giving them the energy to scoot around on their own. Some trees are looking pretty naked without their colorful clothes on. It's amazing how those small branches will survive winter's snow and ice and then in the springtime they'll be all set and ready to push forth brand-spankin' new buds.
I'm getting antsy to start planning for the December holidays. With young families all working two and three jobs, it's very hard to set a date to gather the family together. What works for one, won't work for another. Plus, last-minute required overtime can throw a wrench in well-intentioned plans as well. Makes one wonder if the holidays will someday disappear altogether simply because there won't be time for them.
Rain or Shine!
Today's Trivia: The words racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.