Nothing this weekend went quite the way that I had it planned out in my head. That doesn’t mean that it was a bad weekend; it just means that as someone who needs a Plan and tends to live by the Plan, I don’t deal very well when the Plan gets changed.
Like Friday night when my Sweet Husband decided to stay at the bar watching preseason football rather than coming home. It wasn’t that we had plans. It was that I hadn’t seen him all week, making the decision to stay in Hattiesburg this week, and he was going to be tied up all weekend with fantasy football stuff. I knew he was going to have a few drinks with his coworkers after he got off, but I figured he’d be home shortly after I was. I knew he wanted me to join him for a little while, but I was tired. Working at alternative school combined with my sleep habits will take it out of you. He stayed to watch football and let me rest; I woke up and was irritated he wasn’t home because I missed him and was going to miss him more.
And for some reason I had an extremely difficult time on Saturday getting going. I didn’t get my morning pages done until after noon…even though I was awake and up by about 9:00 (which is late for me). My plan for the weekend while SH was away was to get the cover for my daybed finished and to finish the Saints lighthouse I started 6 weeks ago for SH. My procrastination issue, though, meant that I didn’t even get started on the daybed sewing until about 4:00, which is when I had intended to be done.
I’m not the most talented seamstress. I’m pretty good at straight lines but give me anything more than that, and it’s going to get dicey. When I’m sewing a big project, I usually have the Sner to give me a hand. I’m kind of proud of the fact that I got this project done without intervention. Sner and I had talked about how to do it – a year ago. And again when she was here in June. So that’s what I went off of. I worked through how to do the piping, how to put the sides together and then how to put the ends on. I figured out (on my own!) what I did wrong with the piping and how to fix it the next time around (or on the pillows that I’m planning to make). It only took me about 5 hours to get the stupid thing finished. But it’s done, and I’m incredibly proud of it! I need to devise a different way to fasten the end because the velcro that I put on there isn’t working, and I’m not entirely sure how to make my machine’s button hole setting work. I think I know the answer to this, but it’s a pain. So. There’s that.
Even though it will be very dark when I get up to do my morning pages in the morning, I am so totally tempted to be sitting out there…or perhaps reclining or lounging…to do my writing and have my coffee.
And today, the day that I meant to get caught up, we had an impromptu trip to Hattiesburg. A friend of SH’s found himself and his wife stranded down here on the Coast. We’re pretty sure that what is wrong with their vehicle is that they need a new starter, but I am by no means a mechanic. For a lot of reasons that I am well acquainted with, they were stuck here. Because SH is just the best guy in the world, he said, no worries – we’ll tow you home. So that’s what we did. There was a hilarious moment in the casino parking garage where we had finally gotten the car strapped up and ready (blocking one lane of traffic, which is what attracted security), and security wouldn’t let us leave until they made sure that our friends actually owned the car.
I’m always happy to help people out – particularly when I know that there have been many times in my life that I could have been in the same situation.
It did however, shoot the plans for today. Which is OK, too.
So it is 10:00 at night, and I still have a few things that I have to get done before I can crawl into bed. It’ll be an early wake-up for me but it won’t be much earlier than what I’m already used to.
As for my intentions for the coming week, I didn’t get a chance to write this morning and really think about them, but off the top of my head, I’m looking at the following:
- Complete week 1 of C25K
- Have my school work done by Friday
- Write every day
- Work through half of the Lightroom course I signed up for
- Be open to the situations that present themselves to me
If I had the benefit of my leisurely morning write, I’m sure there would be more to add to the list, but for now I’ll take what I have.
How was your weekend? And what are you looking forward to this week?