Sunday, July 06, 2014

Unmotivated - I'm Not Super-Woman After All

Did you entertain for a second the thought that I am Super-Woman? Probably not, but I'm here anyway to tell you that I'm NOT.

I have done some work organizing the loads of stuff I brought home from my quilting retreat and my mom's house. However, I must admit my house was a wreck to begin with and needs some major organizing, purging, and cleaning work. It was hard to work the new things into the places they belong. This is when I get depressed and my energy level goes way down. I hate this kind of work; it feels so overwhelming to me. My ADHD-self really struggles with big cleaning jobs.

Today I have spent most of my time sorting through fabrics in my sewing room. I received some scraps from a friend and some yardage "extras" in the mail from another. I really didn't need (or even want) these fabrics and pieces! At least I have done this much.. sorted through it, organized it, put some in a pile to share at my guild's "free table," and cleaned off the space in front of my sewing machine so that I could actually sew. But there is still so much to do, in every room of my house, that I am still unmotivated to do any sewing or to tackle the other jobs. Arrgghh!

I haven't even taken my inherited Featherweight out of its case to give it a test spin.

Our living room is full of garbage bags full of quilts that are donations from our guild. The person who can take them has been out of town, so there they sit. It looks like we stuffed our garbage into the living room and left it there! Except, it doesn't stink, and there are pretty pieces of fabric sticking out here and there. I'll be glad when they get delivered.

Whew. I gotta keep plugging away at my jobs. And soon I'll be going back to Mom's to haul home more "stuff." Uffda.

Here's a bright note in my days: I am reading a book I found at Mom's: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn (copyright 1943). It takes place in Wales, and the language is just lovely. I'm enjoying the book a lot. And that reminds me: I recently updated my tabs up top: Quilts Completed in 2014 and Books I Love.

Below: 4th of July fireworks as seen from our driveway


Exuberant Color said...

I know that overwhelming feeling all too well. I just pick a small portion to do each day, and ignore the rest, and eventually I can see a dent in it. For me this summer it is the overgrown gardens and I'm starting to enjoy the progress, finally.

BrendaLou said...

How Green Was My Valley is one of my favorites (the movie was a classic too). I should read it again.