I know I shouldn't complain, but it's already too hot here in Florida. I really don't care for the heat and humidity of Florida, but I'd rather have that then living up north again during winter. So we endure what we must, but that doesn't mean I don't have the right to complain about it. As I am writing this (at 11:50 am) it's currently 84 degrees, but feels like 87 degrees, with 65% humidity. Today's high temp is supposed to reach 92 degrees. Goodbye spring, hello air conditioning!
Weekends are a time when most of us part time creative type people with a "real world" job get most of our fun stuff done. At least that's the theory anyway! I wish I could say my life works that way but for me its not even close. With the undertaking of the ATC 3.6.5. Challenge, I find I have almost no time during the week to work on any other projects, which leaves me hopeful that on the weekend I can make up for lost time and get to my projects. Sadly that doesn't really happen either. Weekends I usually end up running errands or doing my supply shopping for a project, which for me takes entirely too long. I have too much of a tendancy to browse and wander . This especially creates a problem when I go grocery shopping as I have a bad habit of putting the frozen foods in my cart first.
Procrastination and perfectionism and follow through are my other very bad habits. I get really good ideas but getting started on them for me is the equivalent of a mental block at times. And then once I do start on something getting it finished it becomes the next chore, as I spend so much time trying to get it just right that I tend to leave a lot of half completed projects lying around, to which my husband can attest to. I have so many mini books started in the numerous classes I've taken in the last 2 years class, but almost none of them are completed. One of my other goals for this year is to try and actually complete some of these.
Home projects of course fit into this as well. For those of you that read my blog regularly, you may remember that some months back we were working on Daughter #1's room redecoration project. As of the last blog post on the subject, which was back in early March, we had finished the painting and were ready to move into the fun part of the redecoration, namely the new furniture and bling to complete the transformation, but sadly the project came to a standstill to search for a new bed and furniture.
Hubby then declared we couldn't start any new home projects until we finished the Daughter #1's room, which has left us in limbo for a while. We are in serious need of some weeding and shrub maintenance in our backyard and I really wanted to repaint the kitchen. Landscaping for us is a job we tend to procrastinate over, since it generally means a really big job. We re-landscaped the entire front and backyard several years ago and were very happy with the results, but sadly we have neglected it and it's turned into a gangly mess.
Plus did I mention I really don't care for the heat! So the new around the house projects once again have been put on hold.
I'm happy to report thought that we did make some progress on Daughter #1's room though, as her new bed has arrived and her room has been put back together, now only the new furniture has to be picked out and the rest of the decoration can begin.
ATC 3.6.5. Challenge