Monthly Archives: April 2010

World class procrastinator

I am a world class procrastinator. For instance, right now, I have a very specific task I should be doing, and it has nothing to do with this blog. However, I don’t want to do it. So, I read a few blogs, and now I’m typing one. I also want to draw a picture of a clock to illustrate this entry (if it’s here, I did it.) Probobly going to happen.

I don’t think procrastination is always bad. In fact, I know that if I put a time limit on my procrstination, I feel better when I’m done and am able to focus better.

So- procrastinate away. Just make sure you have a list of what really needs to get done so you remember what to go back to.

Need to simplify

Just a warning- there some changes coming up here and on my other two sites: and I need to simplify, and, minimally, I’m going to combine my umpteen blogs into one. I’m going to keep Lily’s separate because, after all, it’s hers, but the whole split personality thing is getting to me. More to come.

My butterfly

It’s been a very, very frustrating day. Actually, that’s not true. I’m tired and being a bit overly dramatic. But I am just frustrated in general. Frustrated enough, in fact, that the fact that I can’t figure out why the photo I just tried to upload is vertical instead of horizontal just figures and I’m going to leave it. But, oh well. The point is, I’m really frustrated and feeling really sorry for myself, but with children’s church songs stuck in my head. The ones I sang, not the ones my daughter sings. I decided wanted to color. And when I got my crayons out, I drew the songs. And the drawing is nice. It’s a pretty picture that reminds me that “Happiness is to be forgiven, living the life that you’ve been given.” and “I just thank you Father for making me, Me.”

Yes, things are not falling into place like I wish they would. But apparently God has a reason for that. I’m not sure what it is, but the overriding message of my day has been that God is my happiness. That’s what I need to hold on to and remember.

And by the way- I forgot just how amazing oil crayons are. I first played with them at camp when I was 14, bought myself a set 3 years ago and have made, counting tonight- 4 drawings. Which means I’m averaging one a year. But I learned to paint last week and I colored this week. I think I might be an artist.

April Goals

Remember my goals? During the month of March I felt a bit lost because I didn’t sit down and review them, so I felt like I was forgetting to do something. However, I only had one major goal due in March, and I accomplished it. The first draft of my book is done! I didn’t accomplish any of my other ongoing goals, but that’s okay. I think it’s good to have just one or two big ones each month now so that I don’t get too discouraged when I don’t accomplish them.

My goals for April are: Finish Staircase Story and Plant Garden.

I’m hoping to also decide what is next for me. I want to streamline my life. Not sure what that means yet, but will share when I do.