Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

It's upon us.
Hope your Trick or Treating is wonderful tonight.

I thought when I wrote today I would have that above pillow finished.
It's not.
I'm still embellishing.

Nothing like making Halloween crafts on Halloween. 

But then I've made Christmas decorations on Christmas Day before.
I was snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the house where I'd be celebrating.

I was depressed for a moment and then decided to make stuff!

So my life never goes as planned...even when it seems fool proof.

I had yesterday all to myself...all interruptions so I could finish painting the 
living room and make this pillow.


My sister showed up in the am needing me to create business cards for her.
She has a craft show she is doing this weekend and wanted new cards.

Did that...had to go buy ink for the printer and help cut them and glue on 
gems to each one. Her concept. 

I wanted to scream that if she'd only planned ahead, I could have sent the art
off to be printed online and we'd have had none of the hassle. my Mom would say...
That is just your sister!

I think they never say this about me as they always want me to conform to their plans.

I seem to always need to change my plans and no one says....
"Oh..that is just your sister!"

So I didn't start painting till 3pm!


I ran out of paint at 8:30pm. I am another day without that finished.

I thought I was working today but nope...they didn't need me.
Can you imagine?

I have plans of course for tonight with it being Halloween and all..

So I decided to make a pillow. 

But that didn't happen till after noon because my friend came to pick up her dog.

Now I have to quit to get ready for tonight so 
the pillow didn't get finished.

I get so frustrated...I feel like I am behind on everything all the time.

Doesn't it seem like all other bloggers are so organized and on top of things 
and early, even?

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother.

Most are on to Christmas decor and I'm still fussing with Halloween.

I'll be doing some Thanksgiving crafts....but of course I need to paint 
the dining room first.

See, always behind, always.

Sometimes blogging just makes me feel inadequate. 


TiKiMOOSE said...

You blog because it's fun and a release....don't let yourself get down about it. Your pillow looks
like it will be wonderful, I love that witch's profile....You have a GREAT HALLOWEEN and don't worry about it, we'll wait!

Jann Olson said...

The pillow is going to be so cute. There's always next year. lol! It's sweet that you drop everything and help your sis. That's what sisters do, right? I have 4. Happy Halloween and keep blogging!

Laura said...

Okay, you sound like me. But I just keep reminding myself that I blog for me and that is what matters.
Happy Halloween!

Donna Wiley said...

Don’t beat yourself up. I enjoy your blog because I can relate to your point of view and I appreciate you honesty. Work, family, pets and a house; it’s amazing that you get anything done. I think you will feel better when you finish painting your living room. A project like that can be overwhelming.

Flowblue said...

You are so REAL - that's one of the main reasons I have read your blog for years. None of us live in a town called Perfect, but quite a few bloggers out there make it sound/look as though they do. I enjoy seeing your decorations, but I am also happy to hear about your real life's ups and downs. I've been helping to care for my mother (recovering from a fall), and you are making me feel okay that no Halloween decorations made it out of my basement boxes. Hang in there and thank you!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You're not alone, Nita! I have to step away from blogging when I start to feel that way. I don't want to be tired of looking at Christmas stuff before I've even started to decorate! The beginnings of your pillow are very creative and you'll have a new pillow next Halloween! Life has a way of getting in the way of blogging. And that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned!

p.s. I didn't even take out my Halloween decorations this year. I've been busy painting my living room, too, and there's no end in sight.

Dewena Callis said...

Nita, honey, you've just had one too many interruptions and are feeling frazzled. And no wonder. Even without interruptions I feel frazzled for the very same reasons as you. Always feeling behind, having a perfect day planned and at the end of it feeling so frustrated because I didn't get everything done that I wanted to.

That's called a blocked action and it upsets us to no end. But please don't lose the fun of creating just because it wasn't finished in time for a blog post. Don't you know that your readers are the most understanding people around?

You can only do what you can do, plus, maybe you need to learn how to say "no" every once in a while? Practice in front of the mirror: "No, no, no…" That's no so hard.

pogonip said...

You're not making stuff at the last possible moment, Nita, you're actually 365 days AHEAD of Halloween 2014!

Margaret Perron said...

Wonderful! I love Halloween themes. We did some renovations in home this week. For this Halloween i did some DIY changes. This pillow is something which i really liked .

lynngweeny said...

I have been painting my garage since the middle of August and it's still not finished. Life keeps getting in the way of my progress. And I have my husband helping when he's not golfing....(insert an eye roll here).
You are a rockstar! Just keep your eye on the finish line.
You are almost there!

Anonymous said...

Oh, it's so normal to feel this way when painting!! What is it about painting? I get sore, I get tired, paint gets on everything, it takes a THOUSAND YEARS.....and it seems like on the home decorating shows, it takes maybe 15 min to paint a whole living/dinning room and everyone still has energy left over to redo some furniture and make some art and still put everything back together and have a beer before the multi-course dinner that they made from scratch and served in the freshly painted dining room! All in one day!!!
I love your blog,I love everything about it, and I love that you share your real life with us, both the ups and the downs, and the days when you are Nita Interrupted. Just hold to the knowledge that soon it really will be done,and you will be posting lovely pictures of it and we will all be saying "ooohhhh" "aaaahhhhh" and all this will be a long ago dream. I'm sorry you didn't get your day to yourself. Nothing makes me more frustrated than looking forward to time to work on things, and having to be interrupted again and again and AGAIN and then being too tired to get to my stuff at the end.
I hope you feel better now, you are SO appreciated out here in blogland!

Cynthia Myers said...

Oh God. I think you and I are indeed living the same life.
I feel like I always have pressure on me to do stuff. The yard, the house, create Art and then of course blogging. Sometimes I really and truly think that only a handful of people read it. I feel like stopping EVERYTHING and just be calm and unproductive.
But then there are days where I'll get home from work and feel really down and someone has left my a comment or sent me an email or written a post like this one that makes me realize that I am not alone.
Hang in there my friend and don't sweat the small stuff. You are loved and that's all that matters.
xoxo - Cindi

Traci Creel said...

I know what you mean about all the other bloggers being super organized and ready to move on to Christmas already. Fall is my favorite time of year and I am going to savor it for as long as I want. I never decorated for Christmas before Nov. 28th since that is my daughter's birthday and I didn't wanted her birthday to be over run by Christmas and I have always enjoyed doing it that way even though she doesn't live at with us anymore. It is just a family tradition now.

I seriously doubt that you (and I) are the only bloggers who can't keep up with the "super bloggers". But we don't need to. Most readers recognize how forced some of bloggers appear. I don't want to read about how a blogger is always on top of everything and everything is perfect. Just like you that makes me feel inadequate and that is the last thing I want my readers to feel.
Good for you for posting about real life.

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