Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Quote Day

If you tuned in yesterday, you'll remember that I was whining about how I woke up every morning full of spit and vinegar, ready to tackle the day, determined to succeed, blahblahblah. It occurred to me that maybe I ought to focus more on the end of the day. I've got the morning licked!

It's not like I start every day off with a big plate of bacon and waffles and then say, "Damn! I coulda had steel-cut oatmeal!" No, no, no. I start fine, and fizzle at the finish.

So I started looking around for inspiration. Margaret Thatcher to the rescue!

You can click on the image and it will appear full-sized for you to print out on cardstock, cut out, laminate [or not], punch a hole over there where that white circle is, insert a piece of ribbon or yarn [anyone around here have a snippet of yarn?] and use as a bookmark. Maybe in a cookbook, maybe? Kidding!

I like what Margaret said a lot. And it's so true. Getting through a normal day isn't such a big deal; we do that most of the time, don't we? But getting through a challenging day … that's when you feel like you've really accomplished something.

Probably Margaret was thinking more about leading countries and bi-partisan cooperation [do they have that 'issue' in Great Britain?] and the welfare of her people. But for some reason that quote spoke to me.

I just hope I'm listening. Heh.
One of the commenters yesterday asked how my Patons SWS felting project turned out. I posted photos here. I've carried the bag once, but it's too small to hold my big old honkin' wallet. I had no idea that yarn shrank as much and as quickly as it did, or I would have made the whole thing much larger to start with.

I hope you have some lovely weekend plans. During this busy-busy season, be sure to take some time for yourself. And at the end of the day, when you've done all you set out to do – and then some! – pat yourself on the back for a job well done and a day well spent.


FoggyJPinSF said...

Yesterday I wrote a post but couldn't get the "system" to accept it ... oh well!

At any rate, Debbi, you just hit the nail on the head for me. Last night I had a pleasant day of peaceful eating, never too full, never too empty.... from 5 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Then at 10:31 an entire bag of "Chex Party Mix" somehow landed in my mouth. Oy.

I know one thing, if I can simply STOP FOR THE DAY by 8:30, that feels successful. Hmmm... that gives me a goal for this evening.


Vickie said...

Young girls LOVE just that type of purse (small and that style) too. If you are not going to use it - you could give it to someone on your list. The reason I know this -took 4 girls (ages 8,9,11,12 - only 2 of them were mine thank you) to a craft bizarre and that was the ONLY thing they all wanted - we bought 4 - all in different colors.