Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Avoidance Tuesday

Tuesdays are for avoiding all the grown-up things I should be doing.  The list of things to avoid is long - answering emails, making doctor appointments, cleaning a messy kitchen. The list goes on. There's nothing special or particularly hard about the things that need to be done.   I know I'll feel better when all the tasks are done, but for now, I'll just sit and think about them.

The cups and mugs will eventually make it into the dishwasher.  There are dirty dishes in the sink, but you don't see them because of the magic of cropping.  The Crock Pot is not waiting to be cleaned.  It's working it's magic on a pork roast.

The craft pile in the family room needs to be tidied.  I want to reorganize the current projects so that hopefully I can start making progress toward some finishes.

One goal for this year is to thin my magazine hoard.  I love magazines.  When I need a pick-me-up, I look for a magazine and chocolate.  The chocolate is long gone, but I still have a shelf full of magazines.  I will keep some of them.  The "What if's" of all the potential projects haunt me.  I'm trying to let go of the ones I know have projects that I'll never make.

This is the to-go pile. I hope to add more to it this week.

I have never taken a picture with our DSL camera.  Learning to use this camera has been on my goal list for several years.  I'll have to wait a few more days.  The manual in the picture will be of no help for me.  It's ALL in Spanish.  Of course the English version is nowhere to be found. Thank goodness for Amazon.  I was able to order one.  I know I can download the manual, but I find for task like this, I do better with a physical copy.  

We've had some chilly nights.  Binxy enjoys the fireplace as much as I do.  The wood and bricks look very uncomfortable.  I've tried putting a blanket down for her, but this is the way she prefers to lay.

I've been watching too much news.  I'm letting the outside world influence my inside world.  These days I'm finding it hard to tune out the bad.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.   Lisa


  1. It IS hard to tune out all the negative. I don't want to turn it all off because I need to be informed, but holy cow! This stuff is awful.

    Binxy is adorable! Giroux lays on the tile part of the floor like that a lot when it is too hot in the house.

  2. I love magazines too, it's my go to for pick-me-ups along with a cup of tea. But they can very quickly accumulate and take up so much space! I've gotten rid of lots of home magazines and have kept mainly the craft ones although even those will have to be trimmed down too. I've also realized how much money I can save by not buying magazines - I have my craft books already so I don't need to get any more new crochet mags or Molly Makes. So far I've been good last month, hopefully February will be the same.

    We do need to keep abreast with what's going on in the world but sometimes I do want to just bury my head in the sand and not know anything! x