friday evening

Getting ready for the weekend. I can never get enough of these photos, or these moments for that matter.

Sorry, I’ll try to take some other nice shots today to bring a bit of variety in here🙂 Right now it’s still dark outside and raining like mad.
I have a million plans for the weekend, as always. I never manage to get it all done and every weekend I have to deliberately stop myself from thinking in that “to-do list” way. I like having plans and making lists but they also make me feel pressured in a “it’s on the list, it has to be done” kind of way. I need to remind myself time and again that I am the one making the lists and that the things on it should be fun, not an obligation (things like building a lightbox for starting seeds and cleaning, but also things like finishing a knitting project, sewing something, baking cookies etc.).
I am learning to get as much done as I really feel like doing and saving other ideas for another day, or another weekend really. The stitching on my new quilt is about a third done. It would only take a couple of hours to finish it, but I haven’t touched it in weeks and that’s fine. I know I’ll get back to it when I really feel like stitching.
Bottom line from all this rambling: It’s not about how much we get done, but instead about how much we enjoy the process of doing the things we get done instead of just crossing them off a list.
I’m still learning.

And I should stop trying to put my thoughts into words. Even I have troubling reading what I’ve just written, though I know what I mean in my head🙂

7 thoughts on “friday evening

    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Sarah🙂 It’s not so much about winter blahs for me at the weekends though. Those I usually get during the week in the evening, when I am just too tired for anything. At the weekends I usually have a million projects in my head but if I were to do all of them I’d be exhausted by Sunday evening🙂 So I try to do only what I really feel like doing, even if some projects hang around for a long time then.
      I’ve been waiting for the call to iron my shirts for a while now😉

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  1. Lynda

    Love this photo! They are both having such a good time!

    And don’t stop putting your thoughts into words. Once we do that, it often releases us and helps us to see what is really important. Just like you said, it’s not about how much we get done, but the process and enjoying this present moment since that’s all we really have.

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    1. tidytipsy

      They are, they’re so cute together! That’s so true what you say about writing things down! For me writing things down often turns a vague feeling into a concrete way of looking at things. Writing it down defines me and the way I look at things. I often start out a post not knowing what to write and then after a sentence or two the words just start flowing, sometimes in a wholly different direction than I had anticipated! I should have started blogging way earlier in life🙂

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Rosamaria. That’s true, you’d never get it all done anyway, new things pop up all the time and you’d never be done, so it’s better to just let go of the pressure alltogether.

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