I know I'll be busy today, but I couldn't tell you yet what exactly I'll be busy doing.
Most days I go to bed with a pretty clear idea what I'd like to do the following day. A cleaning chore I want to be sure to finish, time on a certain project, or an errand or outing on my calendar.
Today is not such a day. I went to bed last night without a plan for today. I woke up groggy and somewhat uninspired.
As I dressed and ventured out into the main part of my house, I started feeling a little more inspiration. I'm still slowly working on cleaning out our bedroom cupboards and closet, a little time will be spent at that today. We tend to let things go some on the weekends, but I realized even when let go things don't actually look too bad anymore...so I'm inspired to pick up and clean up. It won't take long and I can sit later to sew without guilt.
I made a list yesterday of craft projects I hoped to spend time on. Some will be Christmas presents, others for my own pleasure. It was quite a list! I have one bin that is full of fabric to be cut for scrap quilts and another bin that has the bags of cut shapes and the templates. I keep it all together so I don't have to search if I feel like cutting. The small squares will be used to make 9 patches, which can be used as alternating blocks with another block or with blank blocks for an Irish Chain. The hearts are for applique, I made Ruthie's quilt by raiding my heart stash. Also there is an oblong hexagon, apple core, diamond, dresden blade and equilateral triangle.
I wake up every morning to a day that seems wide open, but it rapidly fills with tasks small and large, time for the children and my husband and odds and ends that come up throughout the day. I sometimes wish for a day where everyone left me home alone, but on those rare occasions when I'm here for a few hours alone, I have so many things I'd like to do in peace that I end up doing very little for lack of deciding.