Sunday, March 9, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

It is one of those days requiring a Wendy's Biggie Diet Coke light ice, a cheeseburger, Little Debbie's chocolate snack cakes, and a magazine. I feel much better already.

I went to the grocery this afternoon to pick up milk and the chocolate and dared to stroll through the magazines again. Good thing I did, as there is a new Spring Quilts And More. This is quite timely as I just received an e-mail notice from the Anna Maria Horner shop that she has some kitchen linens available, which are darling. Well, check out the magazine cover, bottom corner. Anna Maria is featured in this issue of the magazine, and she has a sweet pincushion pattern for us. Below is a shot of the article's cover photo. Now I'll have to get some of her pretty fabrics.

On Sundays, when I have been to church (though not today, due to exhaustion from the kids' competition this weekend), I am well rested and my mind is clear for just a few short minutes before Sunday Stress sets in (
see this link), I feel like I can accomplish anything and take on the world. Right this minute, I want to run downstairs and sew, I want to prime the kitchen cabinets and get ready to paint them, I want to start laying the brick walkways through the front yard - no, actually, I want my husband to start laying the brick walkways while I direct, I want to apply to college again and learn something new, I want to reorganize several rooms, and I want to start painting and decorating my intended new studio office in the scheme of Alicia Paulson (site) Posie Gets Rosy (blog), but which one first? I'm paralyzed with choices right before I have to get down to Monday business. Blink, and it will be the weekend again. Will it always be like this? I hope not, but I don't want to be old when it isn't and I want to use these great ideas now!

More Diet Coke please -- light on the ice -- oh, and another Little Debbie's. Ahhh, thanks.


Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Michele! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate that a lot! I've been having a wonderful time wandering around your blog too. You have an awesome talent with craft and sewing. Oh how I wish I had some of that talent! Congratulations too on the fabulous job your children did at the law event, that's just brilliant! Hope you are having a lovely start to the week, and I'll see you again soon!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous blog. I'm putting you on my favourites list if thats ok. I do love people who can enjoy some guilty pleasures in life!

Chris Worthy said...

HAA! Spastic Colon Sunday -- love it. I, too, have experienced that, as well as "I Don't Care Friday."
Enjoy the well deserved guilty pleasures.


Anonymous said...

LoL... how did you know???? Seems everytime Monday (or an event that is stressful!) comes along...
Yep, I can relate! But, as far as the energy thing.... your not in the last weeks of pregnancy are you????? I always seemed to get all that energy just before I was ready to deliver! Ha! So, go for it... decide which one you want to do and when you get home from work (now I can't remember if you do work) and say o.k. this is my night for my projects... and have left overs or take out. At least if you can get to something it feels like your using that energy for you instead of just work! Hang in there... guilty pleasures sounds like a blog theme if you ask me!!! I guess mine would be Jr. Mints... Jamba Juice and hmmmm watching/reading Jane Austen.

calicodaisy said...

No, no pregnancy, Jean. I'm all done with that, though would have liked to have a tribe! Now mine are getting ready to graduate and move off to college. Thanks for the pithy comment. You are right, though, "Guilty Pleasures" would be a great blog theme. We would have to make it a community one, so we all had a place to confess! -- Michele

Cheryl said...

Hiya~ I mailed Pete off on Monday, he should be at your door shortly :-)