Monday, January 23, 2012

What I do while working on a project

I have a deadline. That's fairly typical of me. But I seriously have a deadline. That deadline is February 3. Why is that my deadline? I'm currently working on a baby blanket for a friend's baby shower. Her shower is on the 4th of February. So my deadline is to have it completely finished by Feb 3. So when I have a project like this to work on that has to be completed, I settle down in front of the TV and start a marathon of Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, NCIS, or a long movie like Anne of Green Gables. This time it was Stargate Atlantis. I have to pick something that I can have on for background noise but won't really draw me into the show/movie like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or as I recently found out Grease. Yesterday I wasn't feeling very well, so I stayed home from church. I have no idea how many Atlantis episodes I watched, probably most of season 2, but I finished making all of the squares for the blanket. I started sewing squares together during lunch at work today. I'm willing to sacrifice things that need to be done (housework, really pushing & working my Mary Kay business, etc) as well as things I like to do (cuddle my kitty, reading, playing on the computer, etc) to get the blanket finished. I've done it before and I can do it again. Sure, I'll probably end up lacking sleep, but in the end it'll be worth it. This blanket is one of my favorites that I've made. It's in shades of green with a dark green, light green, and a multi-shaded green. When it's done, it'll look sorta like camouflage. I can't wait to finish it and see the end result! I'm also glad that reruns are being aired right now as I can not pay attention to them. Cuddling the kitty. Well she has a mind of her own. She still jumps into my lap to cuddle while I'm working on the blanket.

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