Five what? Could be five Dr. Pepper each week. Could be five . . what?
I work best when I play little games with myself. One of my favorite “games” is trying to beat Mother Nature. If I get up before daylight, I win! If she gets up and turns on the lights before I wake up, then she wins. Lately, Mother Nature is kicking my butt! I think it’s a conspiracy though — the weather radio goes off all night because Mother Nature creates storms to keep me awake, and then I sleep past daylight and she wins. Cheating hussy!
Sometimes I put a load of clothes on to wash and I try to vacuum, unpack the dishwasher, dust — whatever and my goal is to get it all done before the washer gets finished.
So now you know how my days go — a race against anything . . everything . . and nothing! 🙂
But my latest game I play with myself (I really should get out more, don’t you think?) is that I plan to use five bobbins each week. I set a goal for myself and you’d think I was committing a crime if I don’t meet my goal. So, if I say I’m going to do something, I really try hard to do it. Late on Sunday evening, I make sure I have five bobbins wound.
By next Sunday night, hopefully all of the bobbins will have been used and five more will have been filled for the next week. These bobbins are only for piecing – not quilting or attaching bindings.
You might also notice that my Bernina is sitting on top of a 301 cabinet because when I bought the Bernina in September (that’s nine months ago!), Vince said “Oh, I’ll make you a cabinet!” and . . I’m still waiting and my guess is I’ll be waiting for at least nine more months and some day I’ll get tired of waiting and will either buy a cabinet or have one built.
Back to those five bobbins — it’s really not hard to use five bobbins in a week if I just get downstairs and sew. This little challenge keeps me from sitting in the recliner all week and knitting.
Do you play any similar games with yourself? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!