Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I Just Now Decided...

...that I am tired of beating myself up about all the things that I am not doing*.
So tired of it.

Yes - it seems like I've got a bazillion things that I want to do/need to do/feel like I should be doing. But beating myself up over the lack of "get-it-done-edness" isn't helping me to get any of it done.

And I realized that it's affecting my enjoyment of the things that I am doing.

And that's just crazy.

Besides, it's SUMMER!
I need to "lighten up, Francis."
Stuff will happen when it happens.

And so, in this new, most "Summer of George" spirit - I present you with a short list** of what I have done in the last week:

  • saw an advanced showing of the new Pixar movie Ratatouille
    Words escape me when I try to describe how awesome it is. Suffice to say that Pixar has, against all odds, done it again. This movie is just yummy. The characters are great, the story is involving, and it is just gorgeously, gorgeously done! Go see it.

  • got tickets to see the Police in November!
    'Nuff said.

  • went to a family reunion (Bubba's family) in Norris, TN

  • made a Coca-Cola cake for the aforementioned family reunion

  • attended the opening night for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
    A good friend of ours is in the cast, and so he got us fabulous comped seats! WooHoo! ('Cause y'all know just how much I love 'free.')
    I'd never seen this show (or the movie) and I really enjoyed it. There was some amazing dancing... Plus the Fox is just the most ornate, amazing space - it's always fun to get to go to an event there...

  • entertained an old college friend
    the aforementioned 7B47B cast member...
    We did some fun things that I never think to do, unless someone is visiting from out of town. I've got to stop forgetting how much fun it is to be a tourist in your own town.

  • ate some chicken and waffles at Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles
    All I'm saying is if you haven't tried it, don't knock it. I know it sounds weird beyond all reason, but damn it's a great combination of tastes...
    Why do I only ever think of it when someone's visiting from out of town???

Seems like there's been even more than that going on, but that's all I'm coming up with at the moment. But you know what? - There's plenty on that list that I should be excited about. Much better to focus on the positives, rather than the negatives... I need to work on that.

Just typing this made me feel perkier already... I might even go sort the laundry. Which, sadly, is a whole different thing than actually doing the laundry. But at least it sounds like a step in the right direction...

Wonder where the hell my tiara is???

*A partial list of which includes:
  • getting caught up around the house
  • staying on top of blogs and email the way that I want to
  • getting something (anything!) crafty done
  • taking pictures (pretty ironic, since I've been researching new camera options like mad...)
  • exercising, or at the very least getting moving again.
    I pudged up while lolling on the couch earlier this month - and I'm finding it hard to get my energy and my groove back...

**A list with no pictures...
(see footnote above)


laeroport said...

Wow! You've been one busy girl. Don't knock yourself. You'll find your summer groove.

san francisco lauren said...

yay! Being busy is fun! I love summer and I don't blame you for enjoying it :)

Hockey Mom said...

I'm tired just reading your list. Summer means slowwwww for me.

beki said...

*BIG KISSES* I've missed you!!

My advice is to wipe the slate clean, forget about all that you *think* you should be doing, and start doing whatever it is that pleases you. Life is to short to be miserable, Sista!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

You know, my husband always makes these crazy lists of everything that needs doing, and it drives me insane. I really would rather do whatever suits me at the moment than look at a list of what I should be doing! LOL

I guess my advice is wing it and see where it takes you.

Chara Michele said...

I say enjoy your summer and don't worry about what "needs" to be done, do what you feel like doing! :)

jen said...

oh man, i NEED some chicken and waffles. i need to move to the south a.s.a.p

capello said...

gah. tickets. lucky.

momoftwogirls said...

Hey did u see my comment on the "i'm loopy post". I have a question regaurding the inner ear issue.

William Conway said...

Holy Crap! Seven Brides is at the Fox! Oh my God, that's my favorite! I'm totally going! I need to pull my head out of my butt and pay attention.

Seriously, you and I should start a club. I read what you're saying, and suddenly the boat I'm in isn't so lonely...

normanack said...

Did you ever hit the nail on the head. That's exactly the feeling I've been fighting -- my "to do" list hangs over my head with a thousand tons of guilt.

Yet -- who made the list? Who added the mighty weight of guilt? Me.

Let us enjoy the moment, yes?

And your "done" list sounds marvelous! What fun!

Renee said...

Well, what you've been doin' sounds like mega-fun to me, so I'd just keep doin' things of that sort. Oh, and by the way, can I come?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- I love chicken. I love waffles. Sounds odd, but really great! Do they serve the waffles in the traditional way with maple syrup? If yes, do you get maple syrup all over your chicken? Hmmm... I'll bet that's good!

rohanknitter said...

Hmmm, having trouble picturing chicken and waffles but I'll take your word for it. ; )
Anyway!! Good for you!! This is the second blog entry I've read today about backing off from trying to do everything. Obviously, it's an easy thing to fall into, but really, it's not worth it. Plus, you've been sick- with a weird thing!
Oh, and Ratatouille- thanks for the review! We saw a preview for it when we took the boys to see Pirates 3(thumbs down)and we all thought it looks great!
(good grief - do I overuse exclamation points or what??)

LLA said...

momoftwogirls - I did see your comment about the inner ear infection, but I don't have an email address to reply to you!

Let me know how to get in touch with you, and I'll be more than glad to tell you anything you want to know about what it is like for me...