In an effort to avoid the end of semester barrage of work on my plate, I spent Thursday working two weeks ahead in the kids' homeschooling lessons (we'd like to have an extra week off), eating too many Pringles potato chips, and redesigning my blog.
As much as I liked the previous banner, it was too dark and lacked the color and brightness I need to feel like a legitimate blogger. What is a blog without a heavy dose of pretty?
All good parties come to an end and I am back to work today--finishing up my research paper (for my Research and Writing in Literature class) and the quilt I plan on using as a prop in the presentation next week.
Oh yeah, I found a way to incorporate quilting into my (English/Literature) major. My love affair is that deep.
The top left picture is what my "desk" looks like when I'm heavily in the midst of researching/writing. To be honest, that's clean. The bed is usually covered with books, articles, rough drafts, post-it notes. E constantly gets on me about working in bed; he tells me over and over how bad it is for my posture. Posture...Smosture...I'm not changing my system--I crank out great papers in the comfort of my bed.
As much as yesterday was a load of procastination, I'm calling it in as productive. See, on my evergrowing list of things I want to do on Christmas Holiday, blog redesign was hanging out in the dark crevices and corners. One of those "to-do" activities that I doubted I could do, successfully.
So I cheated, snuck up on it, and conquered it before it could bully my psyche any longer.
I wish someone would have tapped me at about 10:30 last night. Poor E, he's fighting a cold and was trying to sleep and there was my my big mouth--giving myself blog design props. I should have did the cabbage patch and called it a day. But no, I was full of myself. Loud and banging on the desk, telling the kids such things as "Tell me I'm not the bomb," "Say what," "Watch me robot all over this design," and "You better ask somebody!"
I did the robot too.
Colorful hearts make me boastful. Sorry.
To my excitement's credit, completed blog redesign means more time to commit to my other goals. Goals I'm so excited about I'm giving them their own post. (That way I can have the pleasure of crossing them off.) So I'll pretend I was being a show-off because I can check off a "to-do" item early. Yes-I'm going with that.
Have a productive Friday!