My Name is Linda and I’m a Project Junky

And I’m OK with that!  I ALWAYS have a project or two or seventeen on the go.  When I don’t have projects, I feel lost.  I wander the house in my pajamas wondering what I should be doing.  Lately, since returning from Colombia with our new daughter, my project in my head was “keep life moving forward as normally as possible.”  That’s pretty well all I’ve done for five weeks…. and it’s been exhausting.  We are homeschooling.  We are going to church and to our neighborhood group.  I am grocery shopping and going to the library weekly.  Oh, and I’m teaching once a week….. Arizona History to a bunch of homeschooled high school kids.  (I guess you could consider it a project!)  But it has taken me almost 3 weeks to read the novel sitting on my bedside table.  They usually only sit there for 4-5 days.

However, (notice the switch from survival mode to productive mode here!) my mother found a darling little wooden chair on clearance (of course) with a cupcake-shaped back that will fit Nora’s tea-table perfectly!  Originally I thought that two chairs were sufficient, but her teddy bear always occupies one, so guests sit on the floor.  Three chairs are needed.  The cupcake chair needs some sanding and painting and tightening and hole-filling.  A PROJECT!

Last month my sister was in town putting on a bridal shower for her best friend.  My sister is the decorologist for parties!  She’s the bomb, baby.  Her creativity reminded me how fun it is to decorate and throw parties.  And lo and behold, a friend of mine has a birthday next week!  She thinks I’m taking her to breakfast, but I’m doing a full-blown pink and turquoise owl-themed party.  Today I’m off to find cutesy plates and polka-dotted napkins and ribbons and placemats.  A PROJECT! 

Here are just the cupcakes my sister made for the shower:

A   N   D  .  .   .  .  .  I have once again been inspired to start writing.  A little birdy put the seed in my heart… the watering began… and I’m off writing on another project.  This is a book that I have had on my heart for a long time.  About two or three years ago I was having visions of stories running amuck in my mind which prompted me to get out of bed at 2:47 in the morning, find a notepad and jot down ideas.  Locked in my master bathroom for an hour, I outlined the entire book!  This week I dusted it off.  A PROJECT!

My name is Linda and I’m a Project Junky!

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4 Responses to “My Name is Linda and I’m a Project Junky”

  1. Stan and Val Rober Says:

    Please – another book to read. Val

  2. Christy Butcher Says:

    Ahhhhhh, thanks! And WE made the cupcakes! Can’t wait to see the pics from the owl party! Does the new book have the word “squeezing” in it?

  3. Grace Nikander Says:

    It was fun reading your blog! My name is Grace Nikander and I am also a project junky. It appears that you come by it honestly. I bought stain for the chest outside and I can hardly wait to do the purse for K.

  4. Leslie-Maria Says:

    I can so relate to the ideas coming in the wee hours of the morning and going to the bathroom with a notebook to jot them down! I have ideas impatient to be nurtured, trained up like a vine on a trellis, but overwhelming life circumstances and my almost-one-year old are screaming for my attention daily, whereas the writing simply sits, stoicly awaiting re-discovery.

    Having lots of children is like taking on projects—I’m trying to stay in recovery, although I always hoped to adopt, too.

    Glad you posted the link on the Konos loop,

    Leslie-Maria

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