They’re baaaaaackkkkk. The piles that is. Just when I thought I had them under control. I’ve been working on them a bit lately. And they’ve kept me from the blog. Did you miss me? Don’t tell me if you didn’t. My fragile psyche might not be able to take it.
Does your kitchen table look like this? Don’t tell me if it doesn’t. My fragile psy…… well, you get the picture. Why does the mail have to pile up so? Why do we seem to barely be able to make it in the door and then drop things here? How are we supposed to eat dinner? OK, OK – who cares if most days we eat on TV trays in the living room. Obviously this picture proves why we do that. This pile makes me crazy. Bet you can’t even tell that the Christmas table topper is still on the table.
So last week I worked on it. Which meant many hours of going through all those envelopes and papers. Yukkkkkk…… not my favorite thing to do in the world. I have much better things to be doing.
Like working on this pile. This is a pile a quilter can love! All these quilts that need to be quilted. And I long for the day I can go the The Quilting Depot and work on them.
But lately this stuff keeps consuming all my time. It’s making me crazy.
Look how unconcerned Boo is. I know you can only see part of him, but it’s obvious that concern is not what’s consuming him. He’s all about a nap. Even the stack of books way in the background needs attention. “Come on, Boo. Show some concern.” Not happening.
This pile by the printer is actually in my sewing room. And it keeps me from feeling good about being in there quilting. Every time I walk in the room, I think I should be going through this pile and dealing with it. So I feel guilty if I sew. It’s a curse. Can somebody please come over and just blow up my piles?
This corner in the kitchen actually isn’t too terribly bad. At least the cookbooks in the corner are somewhat organized. But the rest of the stuff needs some work. Look! There are even a few leftover Christmas peppermint marshmallows hiding there! I can just imagine how stale those last 3 marshmallows are. Help.
But look at the kitchen table now! It’s almost too clean. Give it a few days. At least the Christmas quilt is gone. And I’m working hard at keeping the mail at bay.
And how about this space on the kitchen counter? But wait. That looks a little too stark even for me.
There. That’s better. Because we might need to write a note and not only blow our noses or salt and pepper the food on the stove.
I’m off to quilt. The rest of the piles will just have to wait. Today is Dear Jane Day at the shop where I work. And I have a project to work on that has a deadline too. But the JSS Bee gals are coming over for the day on Thursday. Wonder where I can hide the rest of these piles? Maybe there’s room under the guest bed.
And how are the piles at your house?